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John Silver Defends Original Dark Order Idea

John Silver

John Silver of the Dark Order has given his thoughts on the early criticism the group received when they debuted in AEW.

Speaking on the ‘Dynamite Download’ podcast, Silver revealed that he was a fan of the group’s original presentation in All Elite Wrestling despite the negative feedback they were getting.

Silver explained:

“When I joined, I thought it was cool, even though they got bad reviews from most people. I thought it was a cool thing because Uno was doing that gimmick by himself on the indies. I’m like, ‘oh, that’s so cool. He’s got these creepy ass dudes, they make a chair for him. They’re like ‘this creepy pervert called,’ I love it. It’s dope.’ Then, they debuted and everyone hated them on AEW so much. So, I always liked what it was originally, too. It wasn’t like I needed to fix this.”

“For a while, when we were doing our thing with just me, Alex, Uno, and Stu, I’m like,’ I think this is cool stuff but it’s gotten really mixed reviews.’ Then, we were just like screw it, ‘we’re just going to do stuff on BTE’ and that took on a whole ‘nother life.”

The Dark Order would shed the ‘creepers’ that formed the chair for Evil Uno and would swarm their opponents. They would then begin appearing on The Young Buck’s YouTube series ‘Being The Elite‘ where the group has become one of the most popular parts of the show amongst fans. Silver, in particular, has stood out for his comedic skills.

John Silver and Alex Reynolds appeared as enhancement talent in AEW until they joined up with the Dark Order in late 2019. The group’s high point came when their leader, the late Brodie Lee would defeat Cody Rhodes for the TNT Championship. To date, this is the group’s only title.

The Dark Order’s current line-up includes original members Evil Uno and Stu Grayson. As well as Anna ’99’ Jay, Colt Cabana, and Brodie Lee’s son, Brodie Jr. also known as ‘Negative 1.’

Credit: Dynamite Download

h/t Fightful for the transcription