This week's AEW Dynamite featured a backstage vignette involving Brodie Lee (formerly known as Luke Harper) sitting at a dinner table alongside two members of The Dark Order. While his arrival last week was well-received, fans online couldn't help but notice that, between the suit, growling voice and outburst of anger when someone sneezed, the persona seemed eerily familiar to Vince McMahon. The immediate reaction was somewhat mixed, as some fans thought it was hilarious while others found it unnecessary to have a gimmick link back to AEW's main competition in WWE.
Check out the segment and fan reactions below, and let us know what you think down in the comments!
What would you give to have dinner with The Exalted One @ThisBrodieLee..?March 26, 2020
The Evidence Is Compelling
OMG. @ThisBrodieLee is Vince McMahon as a character. LMAO.
"You're not the first out of touch old man to not believe in me."— DumLIT (@Pierce807) March 26, 2020
"We do what we want, when we want"
"We pray on the weak"
"DID YOU SNEEZE IN MY ROOM?!! GET OUTTA HERE!!" @AEWonTNT @AEWrestling @bryanalvarez pic.twitter.com/ilpdI4mxbZ
Already Some Critics
So it looks like that they are taking Vince McMahon shots with Brodie Lee's character. Yawn...— Aaron Wood - Not A Stand Up Comedian (@aaron24wood) March 26, 2020
Do Not Want
Is the Exalted One just gonna be Vince McMahon ribs? Cuz if it is then I don’t want it https://t.co/KWW4TQa2cO— ジョナ Captain of the Fire Fist Pirates (@NAMELEISONFIRE) March 26, 2020
Also a Nod Towards Bray Wyatt
Brodie Lee doing the discus lariat from Bray Wyatt's Sister Abigail position makes absolutely no sense and looks ridiculous.— Mark (@PoorMeInNYC) March 26, 2020
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