Former AEW Producer Keith Mitchell Talks Retirement, More

During his recent interview on Chris Jericho's Talk Is Jericho podcast, former AEW Producer Keith Mitchell explained his decision to retire, following last week's New Year’s Smash episode of AEW Dynamite. Check out the highlights below.

Keith Mitchell explains why he retired:

“Several different reasons. First of all, JR told me he was coming back today and I wanted to see him while he was here. It kind of was closure with the whole Jacksonville thing. Originally I was thinking about making Dallas my last day but my plan sort of got pushed back a little bit.”

Says he looks forward to traveling with his wife:

“My wife has been retired for five years. I am ready to slow down a little bit work-wise and just travel and have fun. Show her some of the places that I’ve gone and seen.”

On possibly serving as a consultant for AEW:

“Hopefully there are people that have done the job that I’m doing enough. There are two different positions, like I said. The line producer, which is the nuts and bolts during the show. Then the executive producer where you’re making long-term decisions and such. I’ve told Tony, ‘call me.’ If there’s things I could help out with, I can consult from the ski resort.”