Dean Malenko has officially joined All Elite Wrestling as a Senior Producer/Coach. AEW made the news official today.
“AEW announced a multi-year deal with world-renowned coach, producer, and wrestler Dean Malenko,” an AEW press release reads. Malenko will begin working backstage for the promotion at this weekend’s PPV, Double or Nothing.
“Dean Malenko has been a massive force behind some of today’s biggest wrestling stars,” said Cody. “He’s never stopped being a major talent who was part of the ECW revolution as well as a fixture in the cruiserweight movement on Nitro.”
Dean Malenko Joints All Elite Wrestling
Malenko was also quoted in today’s press release.
“It’s not often you get an opportunity late in your career to be a part of building something from the ground floor,” Malenko said. “The freedom to be able to contribute uninhibited will only lend itself to foster creativity and produce an outstanding product. I’m excited about what the future holds for AEW, and I can’t wait to be part of the journey.”
Malenko left WWE in April after having spent 18 years with the promotion. He began his tenure with WWE as part of the Radicalz in 2000. He had his last official match in late 2001.