AEW released a preview ahead of Brodie Lee’s appearance on the Unrestricted Podcast with Tony Schiavone and Aubrey Edwards.
During it, he was asked about the comparisons between his character and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
When Lee first made his promotional debut after getting out of his deal with WWE, he did parody segments that many people thought he was poking fun at McMahon. Lee later confirmed that was his intent.
One aspect of this that he didn’t intend on happening was the type of suits that he was dressed in on television after the segments were done. Lee thought this started to become detrimental to him, so he had to change up the suits.
“The Vince McMahon comparisons flew! That’s all people talked about the first 3 to 4 weeks of my AEW career, and that became I think detrimental to me, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t want it. So I tried to get away from the stuff that they were saying so as opposed to a multi-colored suit, I now went with a full tailored to me that I don’t think looks like a Vince McMahon or anybody else. This is my bi-monthly routine now is to go get a suit made, and I love it.”
Lee also talked about his journey to AEW, including his arrival as the Exalted One, how the pandemic impacted his AEW debut, and relishing his creative freedom on the mic. He speaks to the evolution of his suits, addresses the Vince McMahon comparisons, and explains why the great Terry Funk would be both a good and bad choice to join the Dark Order. Plus, Brodie breaks down the dog collar match with Cody, and what it was like having Greg Valentine sit front-row for that performance. There are also stories about the Dark Order membership and numbers, “Being The Elite” filming, beard hygiene and care, the Stanley Cup and the Maple Leafs, and what AEW might look like in 2030.
The full episode will be released on Thursday.