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AEW adds Madison Rayne as coach, announces talent relations promotions

Sonjay Dutt, QT Marshall, Pat Buck and Tony Schiavone were all promoted.
Madison Rayne

AEW announced on Wednesday that they are expanding their talent relations team, promoting four familiar names within that group, and bringing on former Impact women's wrestler Madison Rayne as a coach for the women's division.

Rayne begins her new role tonight as Dynamite heads to her hometown of Columbus, Ohio. The 36-year-old was part of Impact's last set of TV tapings in Louisville, Kentucky, where she lost to Masha Slamovich and Mia Yim, respectively. It's unclear if the five-time Knockouts Champion and three-time Knockouts Tag Team Champion will continue to wrestle in any capacity.

Sonjay Dutt, QT Marshall, Pat Buck and Tony Schiavone have all received promotions -- three of which are to the vice president level.

Dutt is now the VP of production & creative coordination where "he will coordinate communication of AEW storylines, liaise between post-production and key staff to maintain content workflow, produce ancillary content and mentor new producers."

Marshall is now VP of show & creative coordination, helping to "manage show elements including planning programs and storylines, character development, overseeing extras and live event logistics coordination." He will also continue to wrestle.

Buck is now VP of talent development where he "will liaise with talent and production, oversee all coaches, provide input on matches and promos, and lead the talent relations team."

Schiavone received a promotion to senior producer and special advisor to talent where he will "work directly with talent as part of the Talent Relations team."

Additionally, AEW announced that Christopher Daniels will continue to serve as manager of talent relations.