Former WWE Superstar Erick Rowan made a surprise appearance on the Brodie Lee Celebration Of Life special edition of AEW Dynamite on TNT this week.
Featured below is a recap of the match where Rowan made an appearance from our complete AEW Dynamite results for the episode that aired on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.
John Silver, Alex Reynolds & “Hangman” Adam Page vs. MJF, Santana & Ortiz
We return from the commercial break to The Dark Order graphic and theme as John Silver and Alex Reynolds make their way out. They are joined by their tag-team partner for this week after that, as “Hangman” Adam Page’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring.
From there, we hear the familiar sounds of the MJF theme song and out comes Maxwell Jacob Friedman in a head-band and Puerto Rican wrestling tights, as he is joined by his fellow Inner Circle members Santana & Ortiz. The trio make their way to the ring and immediately, Silver, Reynolds and Page throw paper at the Inner Circle trio, which works up “Le Champion” on commentary.
The bell sounds and Page immediately gets the better of MJF, who rolls out to the floor and yells in the face of Brodie Lee’s son, talking trash as Tony Schiavone calls him the biggest asshole in the business. Back in the ring, he tags out. Ortiz tags in, as does Silver for his side. Silver gets the better of things early on, but Ortiz ends up shifting the offense to his side, tagging in Santana. The two hit a double team spot and continue to control the offense until Silver turns the tables with a big right elbow strike that stops Santana dead in his tracks.
Silver tags Reynolds into the bout now, and Reynolds picks up where he left off, taking it to Santana. As we see Reynolds attempt a top-rope spot, Jericho on commentary talks about the arm-bands that the wrestlers are wearing tonight as a tribute to Brodie Lee. We see some tags as Hangman Page and MJF are now the legal men in the ring. Friedman establishes offensive control and then tags in one of the Proud ‘N’ Powerful members to take over as J.R. talks us into a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break while the action continues in the ring.
When we return from the break, we hear the announcers referencing something dastardly that MJF did again to the family of Brodie Lee in attendance in the crowd tonight. Moments later, we see the trio of Dark Order and Page have a big comeback sequence, with the commentators putting over John Silver for being such a great “white-meat babyface” as he handles the action in the ring with ease. Finally MJF whips Page into the corner and turns to Silver to slow their momentum, however Silver hits some crazy leg-destroyer spot before following-up with a crazy dive to the floor that brings the crowd to their feet.
Back in the ring, MJF hits a guillotine and heatseeker on Silver. Ortiz then hits a sit-down powerbomb and leans him up for Santana to blast him with a super kick to the grill for a close near fall, which Reynolds breaks up just in time. While the ref is distracted, Wardlow hits the ring and attacks one of the members of the match. Then, out of nowhere Erick Rowan hits the ring and chokeslams Wardlow. He beats him out of the ring and they brawl their way through the entrance tunnel while the commentators go nuts about Rowan not even working for AEW.
Meanwhile the action resumes in the ring where we see Reynolds and Silver hit a double-team spot, which is followed up by a Buckshot Lariat from Hangman Page. We see the action spill to the floor where the kids MJF talked trash to earlier in the bout get involved, leading to the finish. The Dark Order trio wins, giving them the win and keeping The Dark Order teams undefeated as the Brodie Lee Celebration Of Life special edition of AEW Dynamite on TNT continues.
After the match, Erick Rowan returns to the ring and poses with the winners, holding up a sign that reads, “Goodbye for now, My Brother.” Rowan gets emotional as the camera shows him in a close-up shot and the commentators put over Brodie Lee. Once the match wraps up, we shoot to some more touching, emotional testimonials from other wrestlers in AEW sharing stories and thoughts in honor of Jon Huber.
Winners: John Silver, Alex Reynolds & “Hangman” Adam Page
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.@ErickRedBeard appeared on Dynamite and honored his former tag team partner
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