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DEPARTED WWE WRESTLEMANIA MAIN EVENT PRODUCER STARTS WITH AEW

By Mike Johnson on 2022-04-13 22:45:00

Just weeks after giving notice to WWE the day after producing several Wrestlemania 38 weekend main event matches, Pat Buckridge (professionally known as Pat Buck), was backstage working at tonight's AEW Dynamite taping in New Orleans, PWInsider.com has confirmed. 

Buckridge has started with the company as a Producer and one source stated he was actually at last week's Dynamite taping as well.

Buckridge, who produced Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar (with Michael Hayes) and Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair matches at Wrestlemania, informed the company on Monday 4/4 he was departing.  The word making the rounds within WWE in the wake of his resignation was that Buck stated that with the matches he worked on for Wrestlemania 38, he had achieved his goals of producing main events on the biggest show of the year and now needed to refocus his energies on his family, something the current WWE schedule could not consistently afford him the ability to do. 

Obviously, the current AEW schedule would be more amenable in comparison.

Beyond his duties as a Producer for WWE, Buckridge, 38, had also been working in WWE's Talent Relations and had been the liason between the company and independent talents that were booked as extras at PPVs and TV tapings.  Buckridge had also been scouting new potential signings.

Buckridge operates the Create-A-Pro Wrestling Academies in New Jersey and Long Island with Brian Myers, is also the owner of WrestlePro in New Jersey.   Among the AEW talents who have come out of the CAP Academy include MJF, Hook, Kris Statlander and Bear Country. 

Buckridge signed with WWE as a producer back in 2019 after a long career of wrestling independently, including a long run with Ohio Valley Wrestling when it was a WWE developmental territory.

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