This week on AEW: Dynamite, Brodie Lee (formerly Luke Harper) debuted for the promotion as the Exalted One of The Dark Order. He joined Stu Grayson and Evil Uno in attacking SCU.
However, Lee was not the only former WWE star to debut for AEW on the show. In the main event, Broken Matt Hardy made his first appearance since leaving WWE at the beginning of the month.
It was reported several months ago that Lee was going to debut on the March 18th show. Before the episode of Dynamite was moved due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the show was set to take place in Lee’s hometown of Rochester.
Despite it being widely expected that he would debut for the promotion on the show, it was not reported that he would be revealed as the Dark Order’s leader.
It was actually reported that Marty Scurll was supposed to be revealed as the Exalted One of the Dark Order on the December 18th episode of Dynamite. However, the British wrestler instead opted to stay with ROH.
Although it is known that Lee wasn’t AEW’s first choice for the role, it has emerged that he was planned to debut in this way for a rather long time.
PWInsider is reporting that AEW has planned to debut Brodie lee as part of The Dark Order since they knew he was able to join the company following his WWE release. It will be interesting to see what AEW has planned for the talented worker.
Speaking of Brodie Lee, it has emerged that AEW boss Tony Khan blocked the former Intercontinental Champion from working a match at WrestleCon with a NJPW star next month.