He’s worth it. There are certain wrestlers who make a special impact on the industry and you can instantly feel it. Some of them might have a more direct connection, while some are not entirely felt until they are gone. That was the case with one of the bigger unsung stars in wrestling last year, and now the wrestling community is remembering him a year after he left us.
Jon Huber, better known as Brodie Lee in AEW, passed away on December 26, 2020 at age 41. The death was a surprise to wrestling fans and is still felt throughout AEW to this day. Following his death, several tributes came pouring in and they continue to do so, as several wrestlers and wrestling personalities have paid tribute to Huber on the anniversary of his passing, as well as what would have been his 42nd birthday on December 16. These names come from in and around the wrestling world.
On his birthday, we remember the late Jon Huber, known to WWE fans as Luke Harper. pic.twitter.com/M85RVJIuOB
— WWE (@WWE) December 16, 2021
He will never be forgotten. Happy birthday to "The Exalted One" Mr. Brodie Lee pic.twitter.com/tDZaQOEGNj
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 16, 2021
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— Ettore “Big E” Ewen (@WWEBigE) December 26, 2021
Remembering Jon Huber today. ? pic.twitter.com/YopRGdL3Ey
— WWE (@WWE) December 26, 2021
Huber was a special star. Check out AEW’s tribute to him, plus some of his better moments in AEW:
Opinion: I wasn’t a big Lee fan during his career, as he mostly felt like just another big man. He certainly did move up the ladder in AEW though and I was curious to see just how far he could go. Then everything happened and he passed away, which kind of changes everything about how you look at someone. Looking at how everyone speaks about him and how revered he is now shows you just how much he meant to everyone and that is quite the sight to behold. Hopefully his friends and family are comforted by all of these amazing tributes, because they show you how beloved he really was.
What was your favorite Lee moment? How far could he have gone in AEW? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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