Alan Angels Says There Were Never Any Plans To Split The Dark Order In 2021

Alan Angels talks about his time in The Dark Order and any plans to split the faction in All Elite Wrestling.

Alan Angels is also "V" in The Dark Order. The group has undergone many changes in the 3 years of AEW’s existence and in the build to AEW full gear last year, The Dark Order was going through some infighting and potentially showing signs of a split.

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Now, Alan Angels, while appearing on the Missing The Marks podcast, spoke about whether or not a split was actually discussed for the popular stable during their on-screen infighting.

"No, not really. I don't think that was ever the plan," he began. "Honestly, we kind of just put all that together. We just came up to Tony every week and were like, 'this is what we want to do this week,' and he usually let us do it. It was just us pushing to do something because the whole thing was, Hangman left because he lost the elimination match, he left for a few months, and while he was gone we figured it would be a good idea to do this whole story and get people invested in us as individual characters. I feel that storyline did more for us individually than anything else we've ever done. You saw a different side of me, a different side of Uno, it did a lot for me, personally. I owe a lot of it to Uno because he's the guy that really pushed for it and he put me over in the one match we had. I'm grateful to him for doing that. It was such a cool angle. It was cool to hear the crowds when we had those matches against each other. They weren't cheering anyone, they were chanting 'please don't fight.' It's cool and such a different reaction to anything I've dealt with. There wasn't a defined babyface, who's right, who's wrong, we were both right and wrong. It was a cool dynamic and unique."

Alan Angels admits that the group did not have as much time to tell the story that they would have liked but he is still proud of the overall story they were able to tell coinciding with Adam Page winning the World Championship.

"It was some of the most fun I've had in AEW so far, that storyline. It was so different and got to show us as individuals as opposed to a group. Real proud of that storyline and how we told it," he explained. "I feel like we didn't have as much time to tell it as we wanted, we were very time constricted, but we did a good job of doing what we did with what we had."

To this day, the group is a strong unit on AEW television and Alan Angels has also gained support as a solo act as part of his antics on Sammy Guevara’s vlog.

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