Many people have noticed similarities between “The Exalted One” Brodie Lee, formerly Luke Harper, and stories we hear and read about Vince McMahon.
The most notable example of this was when he berated a Dark Order member for sneezing, something McMahon apparently hates if such stories are to be believed.
AEW Executive Vice President Cody spoke on Busted Open Radio, saying that while Lee does project some of McMahon’s quirks, it’s not an “outright spoof”.
“I will say it’s very unlikely on AEW you will ever hear the name Vince McMahon said. And if you do hear me say it in interviews and in general, I always speak very highly of Vince because, well, a) he’s Vince McMahon and b) I was a WWE guy to start. I didn’t come from anywhere else. I came up through their feeder system and they were the house that built me.
“When it comes to some of the parallels between Brodie’s style of leadership, there are a lot of unique parallels, but I don’t think it’s particularly a spoof on Vince McMahon. We’ll see how it develops in the next few weeks. I think Brodie just has a very power boss, very animal kingdom, kind of social Darwinism type approach to the Dark Order. And I think that falls in line with perhaps some of Vince’s quirks. But it is not an outright spoof on the legendary Vince McMahon. Not outright.”
Thanks to Cageside Seats for the quote