The Blade is putting pen to paper and explaining who The Butcher and The Blade are.
AEW’s The Blade, fka Braxton Sutter, has been a part of the promotion since the early days of AEW Dynamite in 2018 in that time, The Butcher, The Blade, and The Bunny have largely been used as henchmen for various heels ranging from Maxwell Jacob Friedman to Andrade El Idolo.
Recently, while appearing alongside Allie (The Bunny) on Charles Band's Full Moon Freakshow, The Blade explained his idea for who The Butcher and The Blade are, comparing them to Danny Trejo's character in "Desperado.”
“So I'm in a tag team. There’s another guy, The Butcher. Originally, this was all — the gimmick was his creation, right? The Butcher and The Blade. Then AEW, [Allie] got signed first, and then, when they brought me and Andy in, they had the idea of The Butcher, The Blade, and The Bunny. So they put us all together. The original idea behind The Butcher and The Blade was kind of like a mercenary kind of thing. But we wanted it to be like the 80s/90s bad guys for movies. Not the main bad guy, but the henchmen,” he said. “We always say that we are meant to lose. I always say that we are like Danny Trejo in ‘Desperado.’ They can't kill the good guy so they have to call somebody in, call in The Butcher and The Blade.”
Furthermore, revealed that he is currently working on writing a short story that will better explain the backstory of his character in AEW.
“Yeah, stuff started happening where — because me and Andy do tag team matches, but then we've also gotten hurt a lot. So like, he's gotten hurt, and then I've had to wrestle on my own, or I've gotten hurt, and he's done stuff on his own. So yeah, I'm actually trying to work on a short story right now. I'm writing a backstory for the character, Blade. Because, Andy is much different. He's bigger and more burly, tattooed. The Blade, I like to think of it more as like, kind of like a slick assassin kind of thing. Still some ruggedness. You know what I mean? Obviously balding, a little stubble and stuff,” he said.
The Butcher and The Blade will be in action on Wednesday, July 6's episode of AEW Dynamite against Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland. You can check out the full card for Dynamite so far at this link.
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