The COVID-19 pandemic is still going on, but a light is slowly starting to become visible at the end of this tunnel that was 2020. The Dark Order gained Mr. Brodie Lee during those pandemic episodes of Dynamite, but they also almost lost a couple.
Stu Grayson and Evil Uno live in Canada, and they couldn’t make it to Dynamite for a long time. They sat at home, and made it back as soon as they could, but as Evil Uno told the Ottawa Sun, they were at risk of being cut.
“We travel every two weeks [to Florida] and quarantine in between. We don’t leave our houses; that’s a stress. There was a time where it was very uncertain for both of us because we couldn’t make it to work for several months, so we were at risk of being cut. We didn’t know the scope of what COVID would be like. We also didn’t know what kind of financial hit AEW was going to take. It was stressful at first, but now it feels like the norm. We have deep roots in this area, we helped build up this whole wrestling scene over the past 15 years. We’re still within the decision phase.”
AEW did cut Bea Priestley and Sadie Gibbs because they were stuck overseas and couldn’t make it back. Evil Uno and Stu Grayson were able to make it back much sooner because they are on the same continent.
Evil Uno and Stu Grayson also made the front cover of the Ottawa Sun. That was a pretty cool moment for them. Tony Khan is very proud of the fact that AEW didn’t have any massive releases during the pandemic like another pro wrestling company that operates in Florida. Evil Uno and Stu Grayson are very happy about that as well.