Early this morning (Mar. 4), AEW tweeted this:
March 4, 2020
If you follow wrestling online, you probably recognize that as the first part of Brodie Lee (fka Luke Harper)’s daily tweet. You might even have just said the second part to yourself.
It's Wednesday. You know what that means.— . (@ThisBrodieLee) March 4, 2020
So what does AEW tweeting “It’s Wednesday” mean?
Lee has been linked to All Elite since before he secured his release from WWE. Reports in January said he was signed and could debut as early as last month, but that AEW could hold him until their Mar. 18 date in Rochester, New York - the 40 year old’s home town.
The obvious read of the tweet would be that they’ve decided not to wait that long and could bring him out tonight, when Dynamite is in Denver.
It could also be a contractual issue. Dave Meltzer wrote in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Lee “could legally start as early as 2/12”. But his WWE release came on Dec. 8, 2019, and if he had a standard 90 day non-compete, that wouldn’t free him up until next Wednesday’s Dynamite. Lee’s timeline is a little muddy, though, since he requested a release in April, and WWE was said to have added injury time to his deal.
Another option? Tony Khan’s social media people know their audience, and love planting clues for fans. Who knows if those clues are accurate or not, but they’re fun! Many of the recent Dark Order/Exalted One teases were sent at 3:01 a.m. Eastern - the last day of Matt Hardy’s WWE contract. Our man(olo) on the AEW beat noted the tweet was sent at 4:01 a.m. Eastern, which could mean the April 1 Dynamite in Milwaukee. But April 1 is April Fool’s, so maybe they’re just messing with us?
Find out which Wednesday AEW means right here at cSs - starting with tonight’s live blog.