Former AEW TNT Champion and leader of The Dark Order, Mr. Brodie Lee, has spoken out on who would be his ideal targets to induct into his sinister faction.
Appearing on the most recent episode of AEW Unrestricted, Lee delved into the legends of wrestling past he thought would strengthen his stable as well as the idea for, ‘The Exalted One’, being presented to him before his debut was confirmed.
Replying to a question sent in via Twitter which asked who would the head add to his ranks if he could choose any legends, his response was somewhat surprising:
“Terry Funk, but I think the problem will be that he would eventually either kill me and I would not be the leader of the Dark Order anymore. I don’t know if it’d be beneficial to me as the leader to bring him in, but that would be the number one. Number two would probably be a Fit Finlay, a guy like that. Just watching him, I’ve learned so much for him personally and I was a huge fan of his. Another guy who I tape traded for. I have multiple Fit Finlay tapes, which is weird when you work with them for so many years. It’s just surreal – still – to me.”
While the thought of a Dark Order consisting of Brodie Lee, Terry Funk and Fit Finlay is enough to make fans of AEW salivate, the star didn’t hang around and the subject soon turned to his role as ‘The Exalted One.’
During the interview with Tony Schiavone and referee Aubrey Edwards, the former champion revealed that he never knew it was going to be him until mere weeks before his debut:
“It had been mentioned to me as kind of an option but not a clear direction until a few weeks before, and then they were kind of deciding to debut me and Matt [Hardy] on the same day in Rochester. So it kind of all fell together at the same time and was a pretty crazy opportunity to have it be in my hometown, to re-debut and almost be born again. As for the character, I was a little unsure of it because I had never done anything like that.
Being a background dancer for so long, you get bits and pieces from people and you try to put the best foot forward that you can as a leader now, so I try to do that onstage and backstage also. And then I was termed a leader by somebody in the office a few weeks ago, and I was appalled that they would ever had said that about me. But I think, at this point now, maybe that’s what I’m getting to.”
During the rest of the interview, the talent opined that his appearances on Being The Elite had made him the best in the world today and took more questions on Dark Order member Anna Jay.
Credit for the interview: AEW Unrestricted
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.