He may have been criminally wasted in WWE, but Brodie Lee is making up for lost time with All Elite Wrestling.
After showing promise in his early run as Luke Harper, Lee was hardly used following his run with Erick Rowan as the Bludgeon Brothers in 2017 and the following year.
Lee returned briefly in 2019 to accompany Rowan in his feud against Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns, but not long after that ended, he was released from WWE.
That was something he had requested earlier in 2019, but his wishes were not granted at the time - and instead Vince McMahon added time on to his contract that was due to expire in November of that year.
His demands were eventually met though and after his 90-day no compete clause had expired, Lee was free to debut with All Elite Wrestling, albeit not in-front of his hometown crowd in Rochester, New York which was shelved due to the coronavirus.
In his first promo as Dark Order's 'Exalted One', Lee trolled his former boss McMahon by subtlety labelling him as an 'out-of-touch old man' who didn't believe in him.
And he continued to seemingly take shots last night, as he sat down with two Dark Order minions in a full suit to tell them that they were going to take over AEW.
Lee's actions mimicked McMahon's apparent controlling ways, but it was one moment in particular that caught people's attention.
After Alex Reynolds sneezed whilst Lee was eating, he was banished from the vignette by an incensed Exalted One.
If you weren't aware, Vince apparently HATES people sneezing in his presence, and this has been confirmed by former WWE writer Jimmy Jacobs.
Needless to say the very smart wrestling community online knew what the reference was about, and they found it hilarious.
Can we expect more McMahon-mocking in the coming weeks? We sure hope so as it's very entertaining - and it's good to see a different side to the former Luke Harper!
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