After months of teases, “The Exalted One” finally revealed himself on the March 18 episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT was none other than former WWE Superstar, Luke Harper, who will once again be known as Brodie Lee.
With Lee at the helm of The Dark Order the victim of their first attack at full power was Christopher Daniels, who moments before Brodie Lee actually debuted in AEW, was doubting the existence of “The Exalted One.” Lee addressed these doubts in the video package prior to his debut saying that Daniels is not “the first out-of-touch old man to not believe in him.”
Brodie Lee would take to Twitter later in the week to reaffirm this statement, prompting Chris Daniels to reply saying that he does believe in Brodie Lee and his capabilities, but that does not mean he will be afraid of him. Instead, Daniels suggested that now it's time for Lee to believe in him.
Let’s clear the air, Brodie.— Christopher Daniels (@facdaniels) March 22, 2020
I didn’t believe @EvilUno had real guidance, & I was wrong.
I BELIEVE in Brodie Lee.
If you think belief = fear, then you’re also wrong.
Now that you’re not hiding behind hoods & camera angles, let me show you why you should believe in me as well. https://t.co/qiH8QtVNkq
As it stands right now, all episodes of AEW Dynamitewill take place from a closed set for the foreseeable future. The March 25 episode, while no longer featuring Blood & Guts, will feature Cody Rhodes vs. Jimmy Havoc and Chris Jericho confronting Matt Hardy, who also debuted on the March 18 episode of Dynamite.