Matt Hardy managed to fool everyone in the wrestling world on Wednesday night. After weeks of teasing the idea that he was The Dark Order's leader, aka "The Exalted One," AEW revealed that the faction's real leader was actually former WWE star Luke Harper (now going by Brodie Lee). Moments after that reveal, Hardy uploaded the final episode of his "Free The Delete" YouTube series, where he showed off his new Damascus persona and had Vanguard One fly off towards his new "Arcadia." In the closing moments of AEW Dynamite, the drone landed in the middle of ring, quickly revealing that Hardy had arrived.
Fans were blown away by the swerve the former WWE star had managed to pull off, and applauded his arrival on social media. Check out some of the best reactions below.
OH MY GOD
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG
I'm SO FREAKING HAPPY RIGHT NOW THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!
OH MY GOD.
That pop would have been INSANE. For Brodie and Matt. But the pop from all of us, all around the world...
I HOPE you heard it. #AEWDynamite— 🔥Phoenix🔥 (@PhoenixAEW) March 19, 2020
The Tears Are Flowing
Business is About to Pick Up
Just a Reminder — Chris Jericho is Great
No Crowd, But Great Show
In spite of no crowd & a worldwide pandemic, @AEWrestling adapted and put on their best episode of #AEWDynamite so far. Props to @CodyRhodes, @TonyKhan & the team. @MATTHARDYBRAND & #BrodieLee will get that crowd adulation soon enough. Superb stuff from all involved. Congrats!— Kenny McIntosh 🏳️🌈 (@KennyMc1985) March 19, 2020