Brodie Lee’s passing hit the entire pro wrestling world in a huge way. That was especially true for members of the Dark Order.

While speaking to Chris Van Vliet’s Insight podcast, John Silver discussed the Brodie Lee Tribute Show. He said it was a very hard day, but it wasn’t as bad as he thought it was going to be. He was late coming out for his entrance, but then once that match was over all of the emotions hit him at once.

“I’m a pretty emotional guy, so that was difficult, but I thought I was going to be worse. The whole day was difficult, being around people. It was good too, but I’m like I can’t stop thinking about this. The match itself, if you look at the first match [Colt Cabana and The Young Bucks vs Matt Hardy and Private Party], if you look, I wasn’t there for the entrance. I come in late because I went to the back. I went to my room and I was not in a good mood. I forgot Colt was up and I forgot I had to do the entrance. When I heard the music and I thought screw it, I started running. You don’t see me coming out with them, but when Colt eventually does the pose, I’m there.”

“The match itself, I got out there and I have the match on my mind. In a sense it is taking me away from Brodie, but it’s something to think about. It was right after once I hit the [discus] line, it kind of all hit me at once. So, it was very difficult but it all hit me at once.”


The Brodie Lee Tribute Show is widely regarded as one of the best shows of 2020. Tony Khan wrote that show with hardly any sleep, but he wanted to do the best tribute possible for Brodie Lee in the process. Practically anyone who watched that show can say that they fulfilled that mission.

RIP Brodie.

Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

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