AEW Faction Disband Following “Hate From Industry Experts”

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One of AEW’s factions has officially been disbanded.

QT Marshall broke the news on social media that The Factory has quietly disbanded. The group came together in 2021 and originally featured Anthony Ogogo, Aaron Solo and Nick Comoroto, but later added Cole Karter and Lee Johnson to its ranks.

Marshall was responding to a fan who wanted to see the faction return. He said that while they had done some “fun stuff”, the negativity they received from wrestling “experts” had become too much and they went their separate ways.

“We did some fun stuff. Unfortunately, the amount of Factory hate from the “experts” in wrestling was too much and the group had to disband. But keep your eyes on @BigShottyLee @realcolekarter @AaronSoloAEW @Mr_Freakbeast”

When another user suggested there could have been a break-up match to explain the dissolution on TV, Marshall said it wasn’t needed and he just wants to see the former members flourish.

“Not needed. I want those guys to go flourish like I know they will.”

The Factory formed in AEW after QT Marshall turned on Cody Rhodes

The original members of The Factory were once part of Cody Rhodes‘ Nightmare Family. However, on the March 31st, 2021 edition of Dynamite, Marshall and Rhodes wrestled in an exhibition match that ended with QT becoming frustrated and attacking Arn Anderson. A brawl then ensued with The Factory beating down their former allies.

The two factions feuded for some time after the split and came to a head at Blood & Guts on May 5th. There, Cody convincingly defeated Marshall by submission.

Following the feud, The Factory members were mainly used as enhancement talents on AEW TV, but also made appearances for NJPW’s US show, STRONG.

Their last match as a team came at the Winter Is Coming edition of Dynamite on December 14th, 2022, where Marshall, Solo, and Karter were defeated by The House Of Black’s Malakai Black, Brody King, and Buddy Matthews in under a minute.