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John Silver On AEW’s Creative Structure, BTE Character, More

One of AEW’s youngest and fastest rising stars Dark Order’s John “4” Silver recently spoke with Speaking with Living The Gimmick on a number of topics, including most of the concept shown in Dark Order’s Being The Elite skits coming from the members themselves.

This is what John Silver said:

“Usually we’ll just have an idea.” “A lot of times, I’ve had a lot of ideas, Alex has had a lot of ideas. But once in a while, Brodie, or Uno, or Stu will have an idea. But that’s it – it’s just an idea, and then we just do it.”

Silver then talked about their script on BTE just popping up in their heads then them going with it and executing it just like their script on AEW TV.

This is what John Silver said:

“It’s just off the top of the head, most of it is.” “Or sometimes, when we’re talking about it, we’re like, ‘Okay, this is the idea.’ And something might pop in my head as we’re kind of just talking about the idea. Like, ‘Oh, I could say this’, or, ‘You could come in and say that.’ But a lot of it’s just like, we’re kind of spit-balling.”

He then talked about never really knowing what was expected of him, especially in the Dark Order, but after all this time, we are now seeing the actual John Silver.

This is what John Silver said:

“I never knew that was expected or wanted from me, especially being in The Dark Order gimmick.” “You think of creepy cult guys that are brainwashed to be in this group basically, so, I just did this look consistently, and just tried to act vicious when I was in the ring. But then when I started doing the BTE, they were like, ‘why aren’t you doing this on TV?’

I was like ‘How was I supposed to know?’ So now, it’s like almost a challenge to be even more out there, and ridiculous, and outrageous now. It’s like, okay, now I can just be me. Now you’re seeing John Silver be actual John Silver.”

Silver then talked about instantly having natural chemistry with “The Exalted One” Mr. Brodie Lee in AEW and even in real life.

This is what John Silver said:

“Once we started doing these bits, it was like natural chemistry, especially on camera.” “In real life too, but on camera you can clearly see it when something just clicks. But even backstage, we joke around and he’s been great.

He kind of helped us have more of an identity, especially on TV, where it’s like, okay, he is the leader, he is the big guy, he is the s–t, the strong muscle, f–king top dog, and we’re like his corporation almost. So, it kind of made us feel like we knew more of our direction, too, just having that.”

Silver then talked about Dynamite only being two hours and the company having such a large roster that not everyone gets their chance in being on the show.

He also talked about talents who don’t make it to Dynamite being given a chance to excel on BTE, but hoping that they have a second show to showcase their stars even more.

This is what John Silver said:

“The main thing about Dynamite is it’s only two hours, and we have such a large roster.” “We have really a lot of people. So ideally, of course, and ideally for everyone – not just ideally for us, but you want to be able to explain everything and show this, show that, have this vignette, have this promo. But you just can’t get it all in. Especially like, these people are in a big feud, these people are going for the title. You’re fighting for two hours of time and every minute is huge. So, it’s just a time thing right now.”

“I really hope we get an opportunity to have another show eventually, just so that we can show off this stuff a little bit more. But I think, now, you’re seeing John Silver on TV that is John Silver on BTE. Maybe not 100% the same, maybe it’s a little bit, tiny bit toned down. But at least, okay, now they kind of get what I am now. I guess.”

You can check out John Silver’s comments in the tweet below:

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