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Wrestling news: Brodie Lee previews AEW title match vs. Jon Moxley

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Brodie Lee: ‘Now the pressure is on me. There is no one left to blame—there are no writers, no Vince McMahon. It’s me versus Jon Moxley’

Brodie Lee enters unknown territory this Saturday at Double or Nothing, stepping into a featured match against AEW World Champion Jon Moxley.

Long a background dancer in WWE’s Wyatt Family as the artist formerly known as Luke Harper, Lee has finally received his opportunity to close out a show as one of its featured performers.

And it certainly beats the alternative.

Had Lee remained with WWE, where he had been offered a lucrative deal to re-up, it’s possible that he would have been part of the company-wide cuts that took place in April. Had that been the case, Lee would not be leading the Dark Order as its “Exalted One,” nor would he even be part of AEW. Instead, the 40-year-old Jonathan Huber would be seeking work, along with more than two dozen of his peers also released from WWE, operating in a competitive market place overloaded with free agents.

Ultimately, gambling on himself paid off. Lee left behind the promise of big money in WWE for a chance to attain wrestling notoriety in the ring with AEW.

“Taking the money and sitting in catering would have been taking the easy way out,” says Lee. “The opportunities might have come, nobody knows, and who knows if I would have been cut. But now I have the opportunity to be in the forefront of a huge, live TV broadcast every week.

“Now I’m in a position where it’s up to me to prove to everybody that they were wrong about me. There is a different pressure now, but it’s exactly what I asked for.”

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