AEW star Brodie Lee was recently the guest on Talk is Jericho. Here are some highlights….
On the original plans to debut in his hometown of Rochester, NY:
“The thing was, Rochester teased it for a few extra days (after Coronavirus coverage picked up) of not cancelling, and AEW was kind of waiting to make a move. So I went to bed still having hope, but knowing deep down that it wasn’t going to happen and I was honestly very heartbroken.”
On making his AEW debut the same night as Matt Hardy debuted in AEW:
“It just didn’t feel right all day. I was very stressed out about it, more than I thought I would be and not as excited or pumped up as I should have been. Then it came on super fast. They were like the tag match is in the ring, you guys are next, and I was like holy s**t, it’s time to go.”
On Tony Kahn giving him the option to hold off his debut:
“Tony specifically texted me and said, ‘hey man, if you don’t want to do this we won’t do this.’. I responded back and said no man I am all in for Wednesday, just let me know what you need me to do. I had a way out if I wanted it, but I had been cooped up so long and I just wanted to do something. I need to be creative.”
On WWE offering him contracts up until they released him:
“I was offered contracts all the way up to the day they called to release me. Their (WWE’s) M.O. was to keep everyone at that time. They knew that I was gonna be gone and I was going to go to AEW as soon as I can.”
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