AEW debuted a new faction on Wednesday’s Dynamite and, unfortunately for the live crowd in Chicago, they had no idea who The Blade, The Butcher and The Bunny were.
Debuts in wrestling are usually awesome. That said, if you don't know who these people are, it doesn't always go over well. AEW experienced something similar when the Dark Order made their debut on the first AEW pay-per-view, but fans have come to learn who they are over time. Here’s what you need to know about the three talents who debuted on Wednesday's Dynamite program.
To start, The Butcher and The Blade are another AEW signing from the independent scene. Fans of Impact Wrestling might know The Blade — a performer who previously wrestled under the name of Pepper Parks and Braxton Sutter. He is the real-life husband of current AEW female star, Allie.
As Pepper Parks, he worked in CZW but he also worked on two different occasions for Ring of Honor where he is lesser known than from his stint in Impact Wrestling as Braxton Sutter. He was part of the Impact roster from 2015-2018.
Most fans will recognize Allie, The Bunny, who was recently on AEW television having her hair cut by Brandi Rhodes and Awesome Kong.
As for The Butcher, he is Andy Williams. He worked with The Blade in Beyond Wrestling, Bar Wrestling, and more and was one-half of the former PWR tag team champions. He is also the guitarist for band Every Time I Die.
Why Did They Attack Cody?
Maybe there is a connection here to Brandi, but the timing seems odd considering Cody's current issues with MJF. The new faction doesn't appear to fit.
This could be as simple as AEW trying to showcase their debut by having them attack one of the key stars of the promotion.
All we know for sure was that the segment was somewhat awkward and the crowd wasn't sure what to make of it. Our question is, how did Excalibur know who they were? That made it even stranger watching from home.