Brodie Lee was remembered this week during AEW Dynamite. It was a very special night as they celebrated the life of the Exalted One. Brodie Lee’s old friend Erick Rowan also showed up, but he wasn’t supposed to be called that.
Chris Jericho was on commentary during Brodie Lee’s Celebration of Life. He shared a locker room with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan in WWE, and he knew them by those names. He excitedly said “Erick Rowan” several times during Rowan’s appearance on Dynamite, but each time he said it, Excalibur interjected: “Redbeard!”
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Jericho wasn’t supposed to say Rowan’s name. That is still a WWE-owned intellectual property.
“He’s not supposed to say Erick Rowan because WWE [owns it]. I sure hope [WWE doesn’t do anything about it], I don’t expect it because it would be the worst of the worst for them to do that, please do not do that, but yeah, you’re not supposed to say Erick Rowan on that show.”
Erick Redbeard’s appearance on AEW Dynamite was incredibly emotional. John Silver hugged Redbeard and they all cried in the middle of the ring. That was a real emotion, and in that moment it shouldn’t matter what Jericho called Erick Redbeard.
Jericho also made reference to the Bludgeon Brothers, but he did not mention the Wyatt Family.
Last night wasn’t about what anyone was called. It was all about Brodie Lee’s memory, and the company did an amazing job celebrating his life.
RIP Brodie Lee
Transcription by Ringside News