Butcher & The Blade are hired hitmen in AEW, jumping from group to group depending on who pays the most and where they are wanted.
Speaking to Erik Columbia of Local SYR, Butcher & Blade discussed the origin of their name and where the concept came from.
"The concept for the name was taken from “White Men Can’t Jump.” They go against ‘The Duck’ and ‘The King’ or whatever their name is. And that is literally how I came up with ‘The’ (before the name). That whole movie culminates with those two (Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson) going against these ‘end bosses.’ The whole concept for the tag team that we’re the ‘end bosses,'" said Butcher.
Sidney & Billy end up defeating King & Duck in the final game in "White Men Can't Jump."
Blade added, "We always (refer to ourselves) as heavies in like 90s movies. (The Butcher) always uses the example of the dude in ‘Roadhouse.’ Who had a knife in his boots, a shell necklace, and rips dude’s throats out. They never explain any of it. (Laughs)."
Butcher continued the "Roadhouse" discussion by saying, "They legit never explain the fact that this guy is wearing a native, bone necklace. They’re never like, “We’ve got this indigenous dude and he is a bada**.” It’s just like, here is this slick haired pretty looking due who can throw a sick wheel-house kick with something that has a knife in it. And that’s what we are. (Laughs)."
Blade close the conversation by saying, "And, at least in 90s movies, it was always dudes losing their hair and that works out great for us. (Laughs)."
Butcher & Blade are currently aligned with the Hardy Family Office. They teamed with Private Party at AEW Rampage Grand Slam, losing to Santana, Ortiz, & the Lucha Bros in an eight-man tag.
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