Jon Moxley wanted to form a tag team with Brodie Lee after their AEW debuts – put those plans were ruined after Brodie’s untimely death.
Brodie Lee was the head of the Dark Order in AEW since his debut. He was revealed as the Exalted One on his debut in 2020 and immediately brought credibility to the group.
He feuded with Moxley over the AEW Championship at AEW Double or Nothing 2020, where the former WWE Champion picked up the win in an incredible match.
After that, he left TV to heal from some injuries but sadly fell ill. After an extender stay in hospital, Brodie Lee passed away on Boxing Day 2020. At outpouring came from the wrestling world and AEW put on a memorial show in his memory.
In the wake of his death, many different wrestlers have shared their views on the former Luke Harper. One of them was Jon Moxley, who spoke fondly of his former colleague.
Speaking to Metro, Jon Moxley revealed that he had a plan to form a tag team with Brodie Lee. He wanted his good friend to be his partner to put on great matches, and saw something really cool with the Wyatt Family/Shield team up.
‘I had an idea to eventually one day – I like tag team wrestling, you know? And there’s so many great tag teams here that I wanna get to work with.But it’s like, OK, I’m gonna need a suitable partner, not just any random guy. I want a full, actual good tag team run with a good partner, make a real run at having a run in this tag division.
‘The guy I was thinking about doing it with was Brodie Lee. He was a good friend, and I wrestled him so many millions of times, our styles would have complemented each other very well.’
‘You want somebody who complements you – maybe they do things you don’t do, and vice versa. I thought a Shield-Wyatt mash-up super team would have been a really cool tag team. Me and Brodie could have really gone on a f***ing rampage as a team!’
The Brodie Lee Celebration Of Life Episode of AEW Dynamite was one of the highest rated on Cagematch and was a fitting tribute to a legendary wrestler like Brodie Lee.
You can see a clip from that show below;
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