The Dark Order

The Dark Order are a professional wrestling stable, currently performing in All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Led by "The Exalted One" Brodie Lee, the stable also consists of Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, John Silver and Alex Reynolds.[7]

The Dark Order
Stable
MembersBrodie Lee (leader)
Evil Uno
Stu Grayson
John Silver
Alex Reynolds
Name(s)The Dark Order[1]
Billed heightsLee: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)[2]
Uno: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[3]
Grayson: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[4]
Silver: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[5]
Reynolds: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[6]
Combined
billed weight
1,045 lb (474 kg)
DebutMay 25, 2019
Years active2019–present
"The Exalted One" Brodie Lee, leader of the Dark Order

BackgroundEdit

Uno and Grayson previously teamed together as the Super Smash Brothers, and were known primarily for their work in Chikara and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG). Reynolds and Silver previously teamed together as the Beaver Boys, and were known for their work in Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW). Both tag teams were one-time PWG World Tag Team Champions.

At the end of a Being The Elite episode, The Young Bucks teased the signing of the Super Smash Brothers.[8]

Professional wrestling careerEdit

All Elite Wrestling (2019–present)Edit

On May 25, 2019, at Double or Nothing, Uno and Grayson were repackaged and made their surprise debut as The Dark Order. After Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent) defeated Angélico and Jack Evans, Uno and Grayson appeared ringside after the lights went out, and attacked everyone alongside their masked henchmen (referred to as "creepers").[9] On June 29, at Fyter Fest, they appeared on the video screen as part of a video package after Best Friends defeated Private Party (Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen) and SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian).[10] On July 13, at Fight for the Fallen, they made their AEW in-ring debut in a three-way tag team match defeating Angélico, Evans and Jurassic Express (Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus), advancing to All Out for an opportunity at a first round bye in the AEW World Tag Team Championship tournament.[11] On August 31, at All Out, they defeated Best Friends to receive a first round bye in the AEW World Tag Team Championship tournament.[12] They were unsuccessful in the tournament, losing to eventual winners SoCal Uncensored on the October 23 episode of Dynamite.[13]

On the November 13 episode of Dynamite, following their win over Jungle Boy and Marko Stunt, Uno attempted to recruit Stunt to the Dark Order, but Stunt refused. The creepers beat down on Jungle Boy and Stunt, and Uno tried to pull a mask over Jungle Boy's face, before a returning Luchasaurus made the save.[14] The following week, the first of a series of Dark Order vignettes began airing, and in doing so, introduced the spokesman for the stable.[15] On the December 18 episode of Dynamite, The Dark Order launched an attack on The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) and SoCal Uncensored (Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky), following SCU's title defence. It was revealed that John Silver and Alex Reynolds had joined their ranks, after overpowering the rest of The Elite.[16] This had been hinted at in the previous week's episode when the Dark Order spokesman communicated to Reynolds through the hotel television.[17]

On the January 1, 2020 episode of Dynamite, The Exalted One then was revealed as the Dark Order's mysterious off-screen leader.[18] The following week, Uno began to target Christopher Daniels as their next recruit, following his loss to Sammy Guevara. He offered a mask to Daniels who threw it back at him, before being beaten down by the rest of the Dark Order.[19] On the February 5 episode of Dynamite, the Dark Order attacked SCU and Best Friends, before Daniels came to make the save, but the stable backed off as soon he as arrived to the ring.[20] On the February 11 episode of Dark, Uno and Grayson defeated Jurassic Express. Afterwards, Reynolds, Silver, and the creepers beat down on Jungle Boy and Stunt. Luchasaurus made the save and disposed of them quickly, until Uno and Grayson overpowered him. SCU came out to make the save, and once again, the stable backed off.[21] On the February 19 episode of Dynamite, Reynolds and Silver took part in a #1 contendership battle royal for the tag team titles. The spokesman was in the front row with a live mic, and said that the Exalted One was near, and that it was strange that Daniels had not come out to support Kazarian and Sky. This distraction was enough for Reynolds and Silver to eliminate SCU, before they were superkicked and eliminated by the Young Bucks. In the resulting chaos, Cima was offered a mask,[22] but had declined by the following week. On the February 25 episode of Dark, Uno and Grayson defeated Strong Hearts (Cima and T-Hawk).[23] On February 29, at Revolution, Uno and Grayson defeated Kazarian and Sky in a singles match, despite the best efforts of hometown hero Colt Cabana. Afterwards, the Exalted One seemingly appeared, but it was Daniels in disguise and the stable was chased off.[24] On the March 18, 2020 episode of Dynamite,Brodie Lee was revealed as The Exalted One and the leader of The Dark Order, beating up Daniels and Kazarian. On 26 March, Brodie Lee made his in-ring debut against QT Marshall, destroying him.[25]

Independent circuit (2019)Edit

Following Double or Nothing, Uno and Grayson were booked for some independent shows, usually against AEW contracted wrestlers, before the premiere of Dynamite in October 2019. This began at Pro Wrestling Guerilla's Sixteen, on July 26, marking their first appearance in the company since 2013, when they were known as the Super Smash Brothers. They defeated Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent) by disqualification, when Trent hit a low blow in retaliation for the Dark Order doing the same when the referee was down.[26] On August 7, at a Oriental Wrestling Entertainment (OWE) show in Toronto, they defeated Strong Hearts (El Lindaman and T-Hawk).[27] The next day, they appeared at a Progress Wrestling show in the same city, but were defeated by Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis), in a three-way match, also involving The Butcher and The Blade (Andy Williams and Pepper Parks).[28]

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "Stu Grayson". Cagematch.net. Cagematch. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
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