AEW reportedly had plans to reveal Marty Scurll as the leader of The Dark Order, The Exalted One, according to a new report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Scurll ended up signing a new deal with ROH and those plans were changed. AEW originally wanted to reveal Scurll as the leader during the December 18 Dynamite episode from Corpus Christi, Texas, but now there’s no word yet on who the leader will be.
The segment in Corpus Christi is the one that received harsh negative criticism across the board, even from AEW announcer Jim Ross.
Scurll’s ROH deal is said to be the most lucrative in company history, and includes Scurll working at the top of creative. Scurll was reportedly responsible for the recent angles at the ROH Honor Reigns Supreme and Center Stage events. Hunter Johnston (Delirious) is handling some of the creative duties with Scurll, but is also the head of TV production as Executive Producer still. Johnston is said to be very happy with the changes and sees them as a stress reliever, hoping that his level of pressure and anxiety would decrease, according to the Observer. Johnston did not disagree with any of Scurll’s recent ideas or directions.