On the latest episode of Talk is Jericho, Chris Jericho reveals who was supposed to be the original leader of the Dark Order in AEW. According to Jericho he pushed for Dr. Luther to get that spot, but the Young Bucks wanted Marty Scurll. The role ended up going to Brodie Lee after Scurll resigned with ROH.
Check out the highlights or listen to the full podcast below.
Chris Jericho on Cody liking Dr. Luther’s audition for the Dark Order leader:
“So I sent it to, because the Dark Order was kind of Nick and Matt’s thing, so I was thinking let me just show it to Tony and Cody, ya know, Tony’s the boss, right? And Cody is like, I like his delivery, he’s got that cadence of Jake Roberts. And then they said, let’s bring him in for basically a screen test, that’s kind of what it was.”
Chris Jericho on how the Young Bucks wanted Marty Scurll to lead the Dark Order:
“I think right off the bat, the Bucks were like, we want, I think the original plan was Marty Scurll to be the leader of the Dark Order, and then they wanted Matt Hardy, which then morphed of course to Luke Harper. So I think that you were out of the equation because they had other guys in mind.”
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