John Silver has discussed the hugely emotional Brodie Lee tribute show and his feelings about wrestling a match that night.
Speaking to Chris Van Vliet’s Insight podcast, Silver recalled his feelings on the night the wrestling world paid tribute to The Exalted One.
“I’m a pretty emotional guy, so that was difficult, but I thought I was going to be worse. The whole day was difficult, being around people. It was good too, but I’m like I can’t stop thinking about this. The match itself, if you look at the first match [Colt Cabana and The Young Bucks vs Matt Hardy and Private Party] If you look, I wasn’t there for the entrance, I come in late because I went to the back.”
“I went to my room and I was not in a good mood, I forgot Colt was up and I forgot I had to do the entrance. I heard the music and I thought screw it, I started running. You don’t see me coming out with them, but when Colt eventually does the pose, I’m there.”
Silver himself would team with Alex Reynolds and Hangman Page to defeat Santana, Ortiz, and MJF on the show. Silver paid tribute to Brodie Lee by using Lee’s discus clothesline to win the match. Talking about the release of emotion he felt after the match, Silver commented:
“The match itself, I got out there and I have the match on my mind. In a sense, it is taking me away from Brodie, but it’s something to think about. It was right after once I hit the [discus] line it kind of all hit me at once. So it was very difficult but it all hit me at once.”
John Silver also discussed his fears that he was going to be fired from AEW when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the wrestling world.