Regardless of a tough begin in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), The Darkish Order has discovered their area of interest as a part of the younger promotions expansive, however colourful midcard, they usually owe loads of that newfound credibility to the late Brodie Lee.
Immediately marks the one-year anniversary of Lee debuting in AEW because the Darkish Order’s “Exalted One”, a revelation that not solely gave Lee an opportunity to shed away the later, underwhelming parts of his WWE profession, but in addition breathed new life into a gaggle that few followers took severely as a reputable heel faction.
However should you ask the Darkish Order’s founding members, Evil Uno and Stu Grayson, bringing of their former CHIKARA roster mate because the group’s chief wasn’t a positive factor.
Evil Uno and Stu Grayson have been hesitant to ask Brodie Lee to turn into Darkish Order’s chief.
Showing on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, the staff previously generally known as the Tremendous Smash Brothers mentioned this about Lee turning into Darkish Order’s figurehead (h/t to Fightful’s Robert DeFelice for the transciption):
“With The Exalted One, we’re about to do the very best work of our lives with the man that was our greatest pal for thus lengthy. When Brodie was coming over, at first, we weren’t even positive if we must always suggest to him to be The Exalted One as a result of he had been in a staff the entire time, he’s in all probability going to wish to have a singles run. He was like, ‘No. I’m fucking in guys, let’s do that!”
After Lee took on that management function, he established himself as one of many business’s greatest large males, taking then-AEW World Champion Jon Moxley to his limits at Double or Nothing 2020 and squashing Cody Rhodes to win the TNT Championship on the August 22, 2020 version of AEW: Dynamite. He held the title for 46 acknowledged days earlier than shedding the title again to Cody in a Canine Collar Match on the October 7, 2020 episode of Dynamite.
Sadly, Lee handed away on December 26, 2020 as a result of lung issues. AEW honored his life and profession the next Wednesday with a much-celebrated tribute present. Since then, Darkish Order has transitioned right into a babyface function, transferring away from the evil cult schtick in favor of leaning into their presentation on Being the Elite.
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