The Butcher: The Blade And I Are Like The Road Warriors With A Weird 90s Action Spin

The Butcher explains the concept of The Butcher & The Blade.

The Butcher & The Blade started in AEW in 2019, taking out Cody Rhodes as hitmen for MJF. Throughout the years, The Butcher & The Blade remained hitmen for hiring, aligning with the likes of Kip Sabian, The Lucha Bros, Eddie Kingston, Matt Hardy and more.

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Speaking to Sam Roberts, The Butcher explained the vision of the group.

"I think it was just a matter of laying down some creative, understanding what we could do to take ourselves and — I’m a weird person, I will look at everything and go like, oh, this isn’t happening. If this isn’t happening, how can I fill that void? On the independent scene at that time, there were some big guys. There were tag teams that were bigger dudes, but they weren’t scary looking guys, there was no road warrior. I was like, if we create some sort of road warrior situation, we can take that avenue and expand on it. The best part about the Road Warriors is that they never gave you too much, they were just dumb guys that beat people up. When I kind of explained the characters to [The Blade], I said let’s do Road Warriors, but let’s throw this weird 90’s action spin on it where we’re the cool guys in every action movie that lose in the end. If you understand that, you’re always going to be a monster, you’re always going to be used. It’s just like, I don’t know, I think I took more of an analytical way of looking at an approach and I think that’s from music too," he said.

Butcher & Blade last wrestled on the September 15 episode of AEW Rampage, teaming with Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett in a loss to The Hardys (Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy) & Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix).

Elsewhere during the interview, Butcher commented on Cody Rhodes bringing him and Blade to AEW. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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