Exclusive: Dark Order Say Reception Has Been "Mixed" To Their Characters, But Preach Patience

The Dark Order aren't just sticking with what brought them to the dance.

When The Dark Order made their AEW debut at Double or Nothing, fans were confused by the presentation. The picture didn't become any clearer in the subsequent months as Evil Uno and Stu Grayson  weren't defined characters due to the lack of a backstory. 

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"Publicly, it's been mixed," Uno told Fightful at Starrcast when asked about the reaction to the duo. "But anything professionally has been very good. We're here for the long run. It's only been six weeks of TV. Of course you don't know much about us now, but that's by design. We're supposed to be mysterious. Just wait and see and I promise there will be answers eventually."

Grayson added, "It's a question of patience. Most fans want to know who we are and everything we're going to do. But it's just starting. In the first few episodes of season one, you can't have the spoiler of season ten. There's so much to come. If you're confused now, be confused. That's okay."

The picture became a little more clear on the Nov. 20 episode of AEW Dynamite when a video aired that linked the Dark Order as cult leaders. 

When asked about how much control they have over their characters, Uno stated, "I wouldn't say it's a 50/50 split -- it's been more sided to us, which is crazy to think about because we're on national TV and in a large company. We didn't anticipate to have so much control on how we're presented. There are TV  executives and TV time and constraints, but we've had a really good amount of input."

Grayson followed up by saying, "We have rather good control over what we want to do and how we're doing it. Obviously, there's still a lot of criteria. TNT has to agree. The Young Bucks have to be okay with it. There's a lot of stuff. But thus far, we have been very in control of the things we have been doing."

The Dark Order won a first-round bye in the AEW Tag Team Title tournament, but were defeated by SoCal Uncensored in the second round. 

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