Dark Order members, Stu Grayson and Evil Uno, have broken their silence on the future of the AEW faction without the late Brodie Lee.
When Jon Huber passed away on December 26, the wrestling world mourned his demise and flooded social media with heartfelt tributes to a man that was described as one of the nicest human beings in the world.
However, along with his passing also came the question of what happens to his faction now he is no longer around to show them the way.
While many people had many different opinions, ranging from disbanding the group to turning them babyface, former WWE official Jimmy Korderas stated that AEW should keep the group together and continue to push forward with them as heels.
Now, two of the bloc’s most notorious names, Stu Grayson and Evil Uno have appeared on a special edition of Talk Is Jericho which honoured the memory of Huber. After the pair had talked at length about their leader, the subject changed to where the group now go in his absence:
“I don’t think it’s something impossible. Especially with myself and Stu since we were Dark Order since day one, we’ve been through many phases of Dark Order. We had to adjust even when storylines were changing or things not working. Lockdowns, border crossings, people getting put in the group while not knowing who they were so I think we’ve always been good at adjusting. You have to right? You have to show that you’re multifaceted.
This year has given us confidence in the sense of I think we can pull through this. What does Dark Order do from here? Genuinely, I wish I could tell you. I wish I knew. Today, right now, I don’t even want to think about what’s coming up. I’m mostly thinking about Jon. I think the most obvious thing is we need to stay as a group in his honor. This is kind of wild because our cult group thing was, ‘Hey, you join this group, we’ll make you better.’ But now it feels like we have to become better wrestlers, better people for Jon. We now encapsulate his legacy.”
While the couple seem unsure about where AEW will take the group going into a brand new year, one thing remains certain for them. Whatever they do, they are honoured to have Brodie Lee’s name attached to their career’s forever:
“His name is going to be attached to us forever, and anything from now on that is bad is not a bad thing just for us but also a bad thing to his legacy. So I feel like we have to produce the best content we have. The cult thing may not be the best approach next. Maybe we’re just a family. There’s a lot of ways we can go about this, but I think everything is going to be under a magnifying glass because everything we do now has to be as good as what Jon was.”
As part of The Dark Order, Stu Grayson and Evil Uno paid their final respects to their leader on the December 30, 2020, edition of AEW Dynamite: A Celebration of Life with an emotional in-ring salute.
Credit for the interview: Talk is Jericho
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.