What has been an unofficial role for months is now official.
Sapolsky today released a statement via WWN's e-mail alert that he has signed with WWE as a consultant. PWInsider originally reported that Gabe Sapolsky was signing a contract with WWE to become an official creative consultant, working at NXT tapings. He had been working in that capacity for the last few months.
Sapolsky's statement reads:
I am beyond excited about what the future will bring. I need to give my most heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported me on this 24 year journey. I truly wouldn’t be here without you. I never forget that and will always work my hardest to bring you the best product possible. I want to make it clear that I am still committed to doing the same job I have always done for WWN and EVOLVE. I go 100% in everything I do and will never let up. In fact, I feel that 2018 will be the will be biggest year in WWN history with the launch of the Club WWN subscription service at WWNLive.com. I can’t wait for EVOLVE this Saturday and Sunday in New York City. EVOLVE will be the place for talent to make and improve their reputations. It can be new players like Darby Allin, Austin Theory and Priscilla Kelly, who really began getting noticed in 2017. It can be established players like Zack Sabre Jr., who raised his game and staked his claim as being one of the best in the world with his EVOLVE Championship reign, or Keith Lee, who had a rep going into 2017 but became THE MAN in 2017 as a singles star. I am highly anticipating seeing more talent develop up and down the card in 2018. It has the making of a special year.
This is not expected to change anything regarding his involvement with WWN and its associated companies. He will remain in the company with the same responsibilities and will continue to be in charge of EVOLVE. With this new deal, the report says it is seen as further growth in the relationship between WWE and WWN.
Sapolsky started his run under Paul Heyman in ECW, becoming his protege as part of the creative team. When the company folded, he became booker for Ring of Honor, a position he held until 2008 when he was ousted from the promotion. Since then, he has been in charge of EVOLVE, and has created a wrestling network called WWN which also includes FIP, SHINE, Style Battle and other promotions.