Both AEW and WWE have paid tribute to Brodie Lee on what would have been his 42nd birthday.
Posting on social media, WWE shared two photos of Lee one with the Intercontinental Championship, writing “On his birthday, we remember the late Jon Huber, known to WWE fans as Luke Harper.”
AEW also posted their own tribute to the late star commenting “He will never be forgotten. Happy birthday to “The Exalted One” Mr. Brodie Lee.”
Jon Huber, better known to wrestling fans all around the world as Brodie Lee passed away on December 26th 2020. It was later confirmed that the cause of death was idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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
Brodie Lee began his career in 2003, making his way to WWE in 2012. As Luke Harper he performed largely as a member of the Wyatt Family alongside Erick Rowan and Bray Wyatt. He went on to win multiple tag team championships as well as the Intercontinental Title before leaving the company in December 2019.
Reverting back to his Brodie Lee moniker, the star signed with AEW in March 2020, later winning the TNT Championship.
It was recently revealed that Bray Wyatt, who was a close friend of Lee, paid an unseen tribute to the star in his final match in WWE at WrestleMania 37.
Posting on Twitter, Jason Baker who designed Wyatt’s gear explained that he paid tribute to Lee with his ‘Burned Fiend Jacket’ which was seen during his transformation video. The jacket featured the mask Lee wore as Luke Harper while part of the Bludgeon Brothers, as well as his signature flannel pattern.
Writing in November, Lee’s wife Amanda Huber paid her own tribute to the “Exalted One” recalling her final conversation with the star.