Brodie Lee passed away and his memory is being celebrated throughout the pro wrestling world. AEW is postponing their plans for New Year’s Smash so they can present a very special episode in his memory.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer spoke about Tony Khan’s decision to change Dynamite this week. He made this move very late on Sunday night and worked through Monday morning to arrange it.
“He felt very pressured to put on this unbelievable show for Wednesday. I mean, he really felt it. He said he had some ideas and I mentioned some things I’m sure he’d already thought about anyway. It wasn’t like I was giving him any ideas, although I did suggest some things. I don’t know if they’re going to do them or not.”
“Then this morning I hear from him and he said, ‘after our conversation I stayed up all night and re-wrote the entire show.’ So, that was a decision from late last night because we were still talking about Kenny Omega and Fenix last night.”
AEW Dynamite will be a special dedication for Brodie Lee this week. It will also likely be a very emotional broadcast.
We will have complete coverage of AEW Dynamite this week on Ringside News. Hopefully, this episode will help people who are still grieving because they will know that Brodie Lee is smiling as he watches a card put together in his honor.
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