In just a few short months, Brodie Lee has firmly established himself as one of AEW’s top players. From challenging for the AEW World Championship, to winning the TNT Championship, the Exalted One has made sure he’s lived up to that very moniker – even after brushing it off.
Here at Inside The Ropes, we’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on tomorrow’s episode of AEW Unrestricted where Lee discusses his journey to AEW – including his arrival as the aforementioned Exalted One – and how the pandemic impacted his AEW debut. Lee also speaks of his new-found creative freedom being unleashed via the microphone, and everything else – including beard care!
One interesting note from the podcast, though, is Mr Brodie Lee addressing the comparisons to Mr McMahon upon his first appearance wearing a suit.
“The Vince McMahon comparisons flew! That’s all people talked about the first three to four weeks of my AEW career, and that became I think detrimental to me, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t want it. So I tried to get away from the stuff that they were saying so as opposed to a multi-colored suit, I now went with a full tailored to me that I don’t think looks like a Vince McMahon or anybody else. This is my bi-monthly routine now is to go get a suit made, and I love it.”
Lee also opened up about his recent Dog Collar Match with Cody:
“We were presented a couple of different chains and options and we went with what you saw on TV mainly because it looked good on TV. That was not beneficial to my neck to have that strapped around me and then carry it around for 20 minutes while another man is trying to kill me.”
The former TNT Champion also revealed how Greg Valentine pulled him aside following the contest:
“It was unreal! Then after the match he pulled us aside, put the match over, said how impressed, how much he loved it! It was crazy, and then they had that great shot of him at the end of him just applauding!”