Brodie Lee made his AEW debut recently and he was revealed to be the Exalted One. The former Luke Harper finally left WWE almost a year after requesting his release from the company.
During Talk Is Jericho, Brodie Lee discussed pitching his creative ideas to Vince McMahon when he was in WWE. He pitched many ideas to McMahon, but it seems none of them interested him.
I pitched a whole bunch of different things or angles and ideas to change the character and [Vince] just wasn’t buying them. I wanted to a collector of some sort. I’m very much into serial killers, so I wanted to collect something from each person I would beat. The problem became, I wasn’t beating anybody. I also wanted to be a smart monster, an intelligent monster, where I could speak like I do in an intelligent way and break my opponents down in a way that I wasn’t doing in the Wyatt family. Having the same matches I was having and look the same, but also intelligent. Almost like Bruiser Brody. I don’t think he could see that way of talking.
It was said that Vince McMahon was not a fan of anything Brodie Lee did as Luke Harper. Towards the end of his WWE run, he was simply getting paid while sitting at home. Now that he is the Exalted One, it will be interesting to see what he can do with the creative freedom he has in AEW.
h/t to Fightful for the transcription.