Jimmy Jacobs: My Job At AEW Doesn't Really Involve Me Writing Television, It's Far More Admin

Jimmy Jacobs comments on his role at AEW.

Jimmy Jacobs joined AEW in June 2023 as a producer after spend over five years at IMPACT Wrestling. Jacobs was a member of the creative team in IMPACT/TNA before leaving to join AEW.

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Speaking on Developmentally Speaking, Jacobs commented on his decision to leave IMPACT and join AEW.

"It was time. My time at IMPACT, I had done what I was going to do there. It kind of hurt, it hurt me to...I knew my time there was over before I was going to AEW. I knew, intuitively, this is done. I've done what I can do, it's been five and a half years, I felt creatively burnt out, and they need new creative blood in the company to get it propelled. The dynamic with the guys on the creative team, it had become what it was going to become. 'This is the show we're going to do, this is it. It can be better, I just don't have the answers.' That's what it felt like. I don't have the answers to get IMPACT where it can go. I had done what I can do with the company. At the very same time, Bryan Danielson called me. This is how reality works, this is how the universe works. I'm done here, the door is going to open here. Okay, let's walk through," he said.

Discussing his duties at AEW, Jacobs said, "Mostly what I do is I format the show and organize information and communicate information. It's been...it was never supposed to be a creative role. I was burnt out at IMPACT. I was burnt out writing wrestling television every week and I really didn't want to do it anymore. My job at AEW really doesn't involve me writing wrestling television. It's far more admin."

Tony Khan has cited Jacobs as someone who has helped in a backstage role who will sit in on the creative and production meetings.

Along with his backstage duties, Jacobs has appeared on ROH television.

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