Former AEW star Alan “Five” Angels recently appeared on Talking is Jericho to discuss a number of different topics, most notably Angels’ run with the Dark Order and how much he enjoyed working under the late great Brodie Lee. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
Says Brodie Lee was initially hesitant about Dark Order bits on AHO because he wanted his character to be taken seriously:
“It started with Alex [Reynolds] and [John] Silver doing a bit of the recruiting work or whatever. Eventually they got Brodie in and Brodie was hesitant at first because he wanted to be seen as this serious heel. He was a little apprehensive about it and all, but once he’d done a few, he said, “Okay, I get this.” He could still be considered this serious character, it was just the [rest of the Dark Order] who were lackeys.”
How their BTE bits started to make it on television:
“We were scared of him and all this stuff, but in a more comedic way where on TV it was almost a more serious business. Eventually we started doing more BTE stuff on TV, which I thought was pretty cool. The coffin bit if you remember he just beat cody for the tnt title me, silver, reynolds and they bring out this coffin while we do a crazy dance or whatever and we open the coffin and it should be cody rhodes in there , but we open it and it’s Vance. He stands up and bends down and to me it was so funny because it was a BTE mouthpiece that came on TV. It was then that Brodie thought, ‘Okay, this would be something can be really cool’.
(H/T and transcribed by pugnacious)