Evil Uno has discussed the current presentation of The Dark Order in AEW and wants to see the group challenge for championship gold.
The Dark Order is one of the most longstanding groups in the history of AEW, still going strong three years after the first vestiges of the team debuted in the company. Evil Uno and Stu Grayson were first on the scene before recruiting Alex Reynolds and John Silver.
The group really took off when The Exalted One Brodie Lee was revealed as the group’s leader in March 2020, with Lee going on to become the only Dark Order member to hold championship gold when he won the TNT Title from Cody Rhodes.
Speaking on NBC Sports Boston’s Ten Count, Evil Uno discussed why he wants to see the group challenging for more gold soon:
“I think every pro wrestler should want and every pro wrestler should try to be champion. Every pro wrestler should aim for more than what they have currently, but I am not the type who holds on to negativity so I’m very happy where I’m at and I’m very happy with The Dark Order is. I feel like we are very beloved, and I feel like we are practically the heart and soul of this company.”
The direction of the group pivoted following the tragic death of Brodie Lee in December 2020 becoming firm fan favourites. Despite this, the group is more likely to be featured on YouTube than on TBS or TNT in a given week but Evil Uno is happy for the course the group has charted over the past three years, especially with AEW’s ever-expanding roster:
“When [The Dark Order] started, we were completely unknown. So at Double or Nothing, we showed up and we were met with, ‘Who are you?’ chants. Which, completely, at the time, was justifiable. We had been in Canada for about eight years and nobody knew who either of us was because we had changed names, changed characters. But that kind of was the goal was to come in and be a mystery and develop that mystery over time.”
“Now, we’re established characters but we are so vastly different than what we were three years ago. I could have never predicted my course in AEW. There are so many things that have changed from the path of what I thought I was going to do. I am happy in the position I am in, definitely … If you’re going to talk about the top ten wrestlers of all time, we have way more of them than we did before.”