The Brodie Lee Tribute episode aired this week, with the complete card for the show designed by Lee’s son, Brodie Lee Jr a.k.a Negative One of the Dark Order.
The show opened with a ten-bell salute for Lee, with his family and Tony Khan in the center along with the rest of the AEW roster.
A taped video aired of Jon Moxley, who said there isn’t much left to talk about Lee, and praised his former rival. He ended with a message for everyone to savor every moment, and to take inspiration from the life of Lee.
Colt Cabana and The Young Bucks def. Private Party and Matt Hardy
Cabana paid a tribute to Lee before the match started, with the rest of the Dark Order accompanying him. The match saw plenty of action by both teams, with Private Party and Young Bucks dishing out their high flying offense. Hardy brought in a chair, but Marq Quen refused to use it. Young Bucks ended up hitting the Indy Taker followed by Cabana pinning with the Superman Pin.
Post-match, The Acclaimed interrupted but were neutralized by SCU. Young Bucks dropped Acclaimed with superkicks and did the Dark Order pose to end the show.
A video package aired with Darby Allin, who wished he got to wrestle Brodie Lee once. Eddie Kingston cut a promo and said he missed Lee, and the Dark Order is nothing without him.
The Dark Order and Lance Archer def. The Butcher, The Blade and Eddie Kingston
A big brawl took place in the opening moments of the match after a superkick by Evil Uno. The Bunny and Jake Roberts provided distractions at ringside for their respective teams. The finish saw Stu Grayson hit the Fatality for the win.
Post-match, Eddie Kingston was attacked further by the winners and Jake Roberts!
Several veteran stars paid their tribute to Lee in another video package, with referee Bryce Remsburg saying Brodie Lee deserves to be on the Mount Rushmore of wrestling dads.
The Dark Order and Adam Page def. The Inner Circle
Continuing on their pursuit to recruit the former tag team champion, John Silver and Alex Reynolds teamed up with Adam Page, to take on MJF, Santana, and Ortiz. Wardlow tried to interfere towards the end, but he was cut off by Erick Rowan who made a surprise appearance. MJF took off Negative One’s (Brodie Lee Jr) mask but got hit with a kendo stick by the eight-year-old kid.
John Silver ended up hitting the iconic lariat to win the match.
Post-match, a teary-eyed Erick Rowan joined the winners in celebration.
Eddie Kingston expressed his respect for Lee, and said that he loved his kids more than anything else.
Anna Jay and Tay Conti def. Britt Baker and Penelope Ford
The female recruits of the Dark Order teamed up to take out Baker and Ford. Rebel and Kip Sabian tried to interfere for their sides, but Jay ended up applying the Queen Slayer on Ford for the win.
Post-match, Baker had harsh words but was interrupted by Thunder Rosa who launched an allout attack.
Chris Jericho’s tribute for Lee aired with Y2J speaking about their time together in WWE and AEW. He talked about seeing the main-event potential in Lee and bringing him to AEW.
Cody Rhodes, Orange Cassidy, and 10 def. Team Taz
The three favourite wrestlers of Negative One teamed up in the main event. Arn Anderson neutralized Taz’s attempts, and a final stretch saw Cassidy deliver an Orange Punch, Rhodes with Cross Rhodes and 10 with a spinebuster on Starks for the win.
Post-match, Team Taz tried to attack but Sting and Darby Allin stood in the way.
Cody cut a final emotional promo and invited Negative One, Lee’s wife and Tony Khan to the ring. Negative One placed Lee’s boots in the ring along with his scarf. Khan praised Lee, and declared Lee Jr. as TNT Champion for lifetime, handing him the title.
A final video package celebrating the life of Brodie Lee aired as the show went off the air.