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It was nice while it lasted. A manager can do a lot of things for a wrestler, including giving them someone to do the talking. That can make for a rather lucrative association, as talking and emotions may not be their strong suit. At the same time though, there are times when the association might not make the most sense and something needs to change. That was the case this week.
This week on AEW Dynamite, FTR fired Tully Blanchard as their manager. The incident took place in a backstage segment where FTR talked about wanting to get their hands on the Young Bucks and ReDRagon for the sake of revenge. Blanchard said that they needed to focus on getting the Tag Team Titles back, but FTR spoke about wanting to take care of their families. There is no word on what Blanchard may do next.

Opinion: This is something that is kind of overdue as there was little need for Blanchard to be with the team any longer. He made for a good manager and a cool association, but FTR can talk with the best of them so it wasn’t like he was a necessary addition. The good thing is that Blanchard could manage quite a few people in AEW to give them a boost, assuming he is staying around that is.

What did you think of FTR’s time with Blanchard? What do you see Blanchard doing next? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books

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