A dedication to Brodie Lee is planned for this evening on Dynamite, as was announced by Tony Khan on Twitter. After all, Brodie called Rochester home while he was alive, and many are anticipating a very special show for sure.
What the news that a show in dedication of Lee has also sparked are of course rumors of Bray Wyatt’s possible and rumored debut in AEW undoubtedly, and for very good reason.
And as we have been extensively reporting all week long and in fact for the long weeks since his release from WWE leading to this episode, the time is nigh, dear readers. Including also the cryptic tweets by the one and only former Fiend of WWE, it would seem that imminent is also an appropriate word.
It just makes perfect sense anyways, for him to debut tonight.
What other night would be more perfect? None; especially considering his history with Brodie Lee and their rise amongst the ranks in WWE.
Brodie Lee had been in the wrestling business since 2003. As a special memory for myself, he even made some pretty memorable stops in IWS here in Montréal (interestingly enough, as I write this, I’m actually a mere few blocks from the IWS dojo); it was at the IWS event in 2008, Blood Sweat and Beers that Brodie wrestled, facing Shayne Hawke. Many top wrestlers in the industry today made stops at IWS.
But Brodie would undoubtedly make an impression in WWE as a member of the Wyatt Family, and of course even more so in AEW until his untimely passing.
Tony Khan has always been serous about honoring Lee. His recent tweet suggests that in big fashion:
“…It’s Wednesday. You know what that means. Tonight #AEWDynamite is Live from Rochester, home of Mr. Brodie Lee. Tonight we’ll have a great show dedicated to his memory with a special card including a huge TNT Championship match, a title forever synonymous with his indelible legacy.”via Tony Khan /Twitter
And it was only in June that Khan spoke to Fightful, talking about Brodie Lee’s match at Double or Nothing the previous year:
“…The one thing I wished was that the person who would have seen this (year) is Brodie…It probably ranks as one of the two most emotional shows we’ve had, second only, of course, to the Brodie Lee Show. Last year he was in a World Title match at Double or Nothing. That’s such a great match and that’s the first show where we let some family and friends who were tested in…we had a tested bubble crowd and distanced and it was nothing like this but he had a great match in a very small crowd and I just wish he could have been here tonight…”via Fightful
Many would say that in a form, he was, and he was proud.
I’m very excited to see the dedication tonight and excited to see Bray possibly show up at the perfect moment…the perfect way I feel, to carry the Brodie Lee name on and lead the Dark Order into its next and perhaps darkest chapter yet.
RIP, Brodie Lee.
Kiera Hogan signs with AEW
It’s apparently unofficial, but if anybody watched Dark: Elevation and listened to Excalibur’s comments (which I always do…he’s starting to become one of my favorite analysts in this modern era…under Schiavone, Ross, Tenay, and of course Joey Styles, but he’s getting there for sure).
Anyways, he stated specifically that Kiera Hogan “recently signed with All Elite Wrestling.”
This is exciting news and I’m sure many of you Kiera Hogan supporters can’t wait to see the official announcement on Twitter that one Kiera Hogan is ‘All Elite.’ As of this writing, there is no official announcement yet. Looking forward to seeing more from this epic talent.