Don’t have time to follow all of AEW’s online content? Don’t worry. We got you covered with the AEW Rewind, which will rewind through social media bits and YouTube videos from the past week to prepare you for Wednesday night Dynamite.
The sad death of Mr. Brodie Lee last Saturday caused AEW to shift gears this week. The previously scheduled lineup for Dynamite was pushed back to make room for a tribute show tonight.
Jon Moxley spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated about his history with Mr. Brodie. I recommend checking out the piece in full (here).
The parts that stand out to me are Moxley appreciating Lee’s ability to turn negatives into positives and Moxley’s desire to work with Lee again in AEW. At WrestleMania 31, they aimed to steal the show at with a powerbomb out of the ring onto a ladder. Moxley stated that Lee was the only person who would trust with that spot. Mox was grateful for the time he spent with his friend.
“I’m grateful I got to spend so much time with him, from the time we first met on the indies. I’ll always picture him with that smile on his face. I still can’t wrap my brain around this. I don’t understand why the best people are the ones taken away so early.”
Also from Barrasso at SI (here), John Silver expressed his desire to show the world how much they care about Brodie on tonight’s Dynamite. He shared a story about Lee going out of his way to provide feedback from Silver’s matches. Lee was also a factor in helping Silver and Alex Reynolds get signed from part-time to full AEW deals.
“A lot of people don’t know this, but after that match, Brodie was the one backstage telling everyone that the match was great and that we needed full-time deals, which we ended up signing. That’s just one example. There were so many other little ways he constantly went out of his way to help us. Brodie was an amazing person. I can’t picture him not being here.”
Brodie was such a good dude. He bought me the ring jacket to try to help me look like more of a star. He also bought me matching gear just for a idea he had for BTE that we never got to film. The cost was over $1000. These are the pics I sent him after I tried them on. pic.twitter.com/tJD5IeHO6l— John Silver (@SilverNumber1) December 28, 2020
Being the Elite
- Matt Jackson gave a quick introduction to dedicate the episode. BTE comedy clips of Mr. Brodie Lee played throughout.
- Alex Reynolds shared how Mr. Brodie fully embraced the Dark Order comedic direction once everybody laughed at the paper toss. Reynolds’ cat was on the couch licking itself the entire time.
- John Silver said it was almost impossible to film without laughing at Mr. Brodie. When anybody broke, the cover was to ask if they were crying. Mr. Brodie never broke character, but he always laughed off-camera.
- Outtakes were shown. Reynolds sometimes had sore abs from laughing so much.
We’ll close with some holiday artwork featuring Ricky Starks.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Here is a present of @starkmanjones to keep you warm . #aew #aewdynamite #aewdark #aewwrestling #wrestling #ArtistOnTwitter #babyitscoldoutside❄️ pic.twitter.com/kBIFyNhVk3— Nobody (@SugarSkullNoOne) December 26, 2020