The Dark Order has been a staple of All Elite Wrestling since its infancy.
Initially helmed by Evil Uno and Stu Grayson, the late, great Mr. Brodie Lee revealed himself as the group’s leader in early 2020, leading to additional members joining in the months thereafter.
But throughout 2022, the Dark Order has seen a reversal of fortunes, with its numbers plummeting as a result. Speaking exclusively with TJR Wrestling, Evil Uno discussed the faction’s decline:
“Dark Order started the year and I feel like we were truly a force to be reckoned with, you know, all of us, every single member. And then, slowly it kind of unravelled. Stu decided to take a leave, Colt Cabana decided to take a leave and focus more on Ring of Honor.”
“Alan Angels decided not to renew his contract and now is in a yellow-wearing-cult in IMPACT, which is really weird. Anna Jay decided she was going to hang out with her other friend and literally left our group two weeks after I announced to everyone that Dark Order was forever. All of those are things that I could accept, they’re things out of my control, and then Preston Vance took it a step much further – much further than I thought any of my friends were capable of – and has joined LFI.”
With its numbers having dwindled, there has been much speculation as to the future of the Dark Order, which Uno also addressed:
“Honestly, I would love to tell you what the future of Dark Order is, but I am in this weird situation now where both myself, Alex Reynolds and John Silver don’t know what the future of Dark Order is.”
“We were a very large group at one time and now we are a small group of us three, and Brodie Lee Jr. I don’t think this is the end of Dark Order, but I feel like something has to change for us to move forward in the future. And I would love to reveal what that is here.”
“But to be truthful with you and anyone who listens. I don’t know what that is. You know, I’m still reeling from what Preston Vance did and I’m still unsure what effects it’s going to have on us as a group, and what it’s going to have on the future. But it won’t be the last you see of us three and it won’t be the last you see a little Brodie Jr. I just don’t know in what shape it’s going to be in the future.”
With Preston Vance now firmly aligned with RUSH’s La Faccion Ingobernables, it remains to be seen what the future has in store for the remaining members of this once-powerful faction.