AEW Star, Brodie Lee recently spoke about the reports that emerged about his comments upsetting WWE management. Lee is a former WWE Star. He was known as Luke Harper in WWE and is a former member of the very terrifying group called the Wyatt Family.
Luke Harper left WWE a while back as he wasn’t happy with how the WWE was handling him and his character. He joined AEW where is is being pushed as one of the best wrestler that the promotion has. Brodie Lee is the AEW TNT Champion.
Lee was on the Wrestling Inc Daily and he commented on the pandemic. Due to the pandemic, AEW had to start holding shows inside empty arenas. Originally, AEW President Tony Khan wanted to delay his AEW debut.
Brodie Lee on Upsetting the WWE Management
"A pretty heartbreaking day, and I believe it was March 11, which was the week before my debut was supposed to happen in Rochester," Lee recalled.
"Literally, we were making travel plans to get the family home, and so I was at the gym, watched President Trump make an address about the coronavirus, watch the NBA cancel their season and then watch Tom Hanks come out on the news as positive for coronavirus.
"Literally all in a five to 10-minute range at 9:00 and went to bed that night thinking, 'OK, maybe everything's OK,' didn't really know the magnitude of the situation at that time, and then two days later, I believe, I got the call from Tony Khan saying, 'hey, we are canceling all these shows, but we will be running in Jacksonville.
If you still want to debut, you're more than welcome to, but you're also more than welcome to not debut at that time.' And I chose to debut because I didn't know how long it was going to be, and I'd been sitting [at] home for so long.
I was dying to be a professional wrestler again." Quite recently some of his segments with the Dark Order referenced Vince McMahon. Lee revealed that his references were intentionally, but were not meant to be a parody.
"Obviously, there was a couple of little Easter eggs and things that people could very easily pick up on, but as a whole, the character was never meant to be a Vince McMahon parody. But there was definitely a couple jabs his way in the early going," Lee admitted.
"Once I realized that that was everything that people were going to talk about, I wanted to get away from that as quickly as possible because I wanted it to be more about me more about my identity and more about my journey to where we're going.
I didn't want to be seen as that that bitter ex-employee. I don't want that label on me whatsoever." He also revealed that he is not concerned about the WWE management being angry at him. "I have no problems with that whatsoever," Brodie Lee remarked. "I rather enjoy that and the thought of me, little old me, affecting someone there, that's OK with me."