On the 03/18 episode of AEW: Dynamite, former WWE Intercontinental Champion Brodie Lee made his highly anticipated AEW debut when he was revealed as the Exalted One of The Dark Order.
On last week’s episode, Brodie Lee squashed QT Marshall. However, prior to the match, a vignette played where Lee took some clear shots at Vince McMahon. The segment has reportedly angered several WWE higher-ups.
Last week, as many former WWE stars have done after leaving the company, Brodie Lee appeared on Chris Jericho’s Talk is Jericho podcast. Like Matt Hardy and Jon Moxley, Brodie explained exactly why he left WWE.
While he spent a lot of the podcast speaking about Vince McMahon, Brodie Lee did speak about his new boss Tony Khan. During the podcast, Lee even said that Khan said he could delay his AEW debut if he wanted to.
“Tony specifically texted me and said, ‘hey man, if you don’t want to do this we won’t do this.’ I responded back and said no man I am all in for Wednesday, just let me know what you need me to do. I had a way out if I wanted it, but I had been cooped up so long and I just wanted to do something. I need to be creative.”
It is believed that Lee was always supposed to debut on the 03/18 episode of Dynamite because it was taking place in his hometown of Rochester. However, the show was moved to Jacksonville, Florida and held without fans due to Coronavirus.
For what it is worth, I think that Brodie should have accepted Khan’s offer and delayed his AEW debut. It is only a matter of time before America goes into lockdown, forcing AEW to stop putting on shows., This could seriously harm Lee’s momentum/