The world of professional wrestling suffered a great loss with the passing of Brodie Lee. Many stories about how great of a human being Lee was have been shared and wrestlers continue to pay tribute to him.
Brodie Lee passed away last year on December 26 due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare condition that causes lung tissue to become irreversibly thickened and stiff.
Prior to his passing, Adam Page had several interactions with Brodie Lee and The Dark Order last year. This led many fans to believe AEW was possibly building towards a feud between the two.
While speaking on Oral Sessions with Renée Paquette, AEW World Champion Adam Page talked about possibly feuding with Brodie Lee. Page admitted that he was trying to plant the seeds for a feud with Brodie Lee on Being The Elite.
“I wanted to feud with Brodie Lee. A lot of times in AEW it really feels like what I’m thinking I would like to work towards might not be what that person’s thinking. It just might not be what like Tony’s thinking. But, you know, I’ll go ‘Oh, I’ll do a BTE scene and plant a seed for it to see what kind of reaction it gets.’ And almost, 99 out of 100 cases, I’m pretty confident and the seeds that I would plant, what reaction they’re going to get. Then I know that is going to drive where the story goes on TV as well. When there is a built-in reaction to something you go with it.”
That is what this company does. Let’s just be honest here. AEW exists because of something like Being The Elite where we could have just these stupid ass storylines that in Ring of Honor and New Japan started influencing the actual wrestling shows. Or in a lot of cases, were more popular than the wrestling shows. I remember I would be wrestling in Ring of Honor and people were chanting stuff from our little stupid BTE storyline. That’s why they were there. That’s why AEW exists because of those kinds of things.”
Brodie Lee’s contributions to the pro wrestling world will never be forgotten as fas and peers alike will always remember him one way or the other. Regardless, a feud between Adam Page and Brodie Lee certainly would have been a great one.
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