The Exalted One's identity has been revealed.
Brodie Lee, the former Luke Harper, made his AEW debut tonight by revealing himself as The Exalted One, the leader of the Dark Order.
Evil Uno and Stu Grayson were in the ring talking about The Exalted One when Christopher Daniels, who was in the crowd, confronted the duo. He claimed that Evil Uno was just making things up and denied that there was an Exalted One.
A video then showed The Exalted One telling Daniels to shut up, that he was not the first out of touch old man to underestimate him, but he would be the last. He then revealed himself as Brodie Lee. He and The Dark Order then attacked Daniels from behind as the video ended, with Lee laying out Daniels to end the segment.
This would mark the first appearance of Lee since his WWE release was granted on December 8. He originally asked for his release in April of last year, but WWE denied the request. He returned to WWE briefly last fall, taking part in a tag match with partner Erik Rowan. His last WWE match was participating in a battle royal at Crown Jewel on October 31.