AEW star John Silver spoke with PW Insider to hype up this week’s Dynamite on TNT, where he battles Bryan Danielson in singles-action. During the interview Silver discussed how close the members of the Dark Order faction have become, adding that he’s happy AEW didn’t decide to split the group. Highlights are below.
How far the Dark Order has come and how he is happy they didn’t split:
It’s so great. Anyone that’s ever met Brodie only has positive things to say about him. He’s such a great guy and he helped not just my career, but everyone in The Dark Order’s career, so much. So it’s great to carry that on. I see his family all the time, Amanda and the kids, I love Brodie and Nolan. So we get to see them all the time. So it’s good that we’re still in contact, still talk to them all the time. I think it’s just The Dark Order’s taken over. It just went from this little thing that it was just Stu and Uno. Then, it was me and Alex there. We had Brodie come and became this big thing and now it’s just something that’s a little twist on it. It’s a little different and it’s just great that we’re still going. Like the last thing I wanted to do was break up, so I’m glad we’re all still together. We all still get along. We still have a great time together. Not just in front of the camera, but behind the scenes, we’re also always having a good time. We’re all good friends. So it’s really cool that we get to still do The Dark Order, it’s great.
Says that his Rampage match with Adam Cole probably wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for BTE:
It’s actually a funny story. I was doing it on BTE for a little while and I wouldn’t do it out [on-camera]. I guess I didn’t really have the opportunity to do too much on TV, but Tony calls me over and someone’s like, I forgot who it was, but they’re like, ‘Hey, Tony wants to talk to you.’ They said [it] like [seriously]. I’m like, ‘Oh no, what’d I do? What’d I do now?’ So I go up to Tony and he just says, ‘Where do you get off?’ And I’m like, ‘What?’ Yeah! I’m like, ‘Oh my God, what’d I do? I’m — I’m getting fired.’ He’s like, ‘You got all this charisma or personality and you’re so funny on BTE, but you’re not doing it on TV. Where do you get off?’ I’m like, ‘I didn’t know I was supposed to. I thought I was supposed to be a spooky cult gimmick,’ and he’s like, ‘Well, let’s start doing it on TV.’ Khan watches and if stuff is working he’ll put it on TV, he likes to see what the crowd likes and what’s getting reactions. And just like when I had that match with Cole, if we didn’t do the whole ‘Budge’ thing, that match definitely would’ve never happened. So it’s definitely given me pretty much all my opportunities.