Former WWE executive was apparently being discussed for a return despite working for AEW

Earlier this week, WWE announced Lee Fitting as the new Head of Media & Production hiring following the departure of Kevin Dunn. During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of discussed the story and brought up how Mike Mansury, the former Vice President of Global Television Production for WWE, was apparently being discussed for a return despite working for AEW

“Lee Fitting came from ESPN, he was let go in August. He did Monday Night Football, was very responsible for College GameDay. It was an interesting move because everybody expected someone from wrestling to be promoted, whether it was somebody that was already working there with Kevin Dunn in WWE which was the prediction.

A lot of people wanted them to get, or thought that they would make a play for Mike Mansury, although I think that would have been impossible. A lot of people just think WWE snaps fingers and they can get anyone, but the reality is contracts are contracts, it ain’t that easy when you have that. So when I kept hearing his name, I kept saying he’s under contract, that ain’t happening anytime soon.

So they went outside (of wrestling), which makes sense because Nick Khan is President of the company, and Nick Khan’s connections are all in the sports world.” (quote courtesy of

Mansury worked with WWE from March 2009 through May 2020 and was considered to be a “big part” of Triple H’s regime. Mike Johnson of, noted that some within WWE at the time dubbed Mansury unofficially as the “next” Kevin Dunn and a number of people were said to have been “shocked” about his departure.