Amanda Huber took to Instagram recently to comment on AEW’s tribute show honouring her late husband, Brodie Lee.
Jon Huber, known as Brodie Lee in AEW and Luke Harper in WWE, tragically passed away on December 26th following a battle with non-Covid-19 related lung issues. He was 41 years old. On the December 30 episode of AEW Dynamite, the company paid tribute to Lee and celebrated the life of ‘The Exhalted One’.
The show featured matches and tributes from AEW performers. Following the conclusion of the main event – which saw Cody, Orange Cassidy and Dark Order’s 10 pick up a win over Team Taz – Lee’s wrestling boots were laid in the middle of the ring and the TNT Championship was presented to Brodie Lee Jr by Tony Khan. Furthermore, the Championship belt design was then retired out of respect for Lee, with another currently being made.
Taking to Instagram, Amanda Huber, who was at the event, thanked AEW for the tribute show:
“The entire show was perfect, from top to bottom. The little Easter eggs, the tributes, the matches, and the moments.
I’m not sure what it looked like on tv, and I’m sure sometime soon, I’ll see for myself. But I can tell you in person, the love in that building last night was real. It radiated all night long. You could feel it in the air. It was devastating and beautiful and a testament to one of the best people to walk this earth.
I will never ever ever be able to thank @tonyrkhan and the @allelitewrestling family enough. No words will ever work. All I can say is that AEW is the most amazing community and Tony is easily the kindest & most genuine person I’ve ever met. He loved my husband. He loves wrestling. He loves AEW. And he loves my family. Real, authentic love.”
Huber, a former Professional Wrestler known as Synndy Synn, married John Huber in 2008. The couple had two sons. Their eldest son, Brodie, was signed by AEW following his father’s passing.
In her emotional Instagram post, Amanda would credit AEW for the outpouring of love and emotion for her husband:
“I’ve been around wrestling a long time. I’ve seen the absolute worst sides of this business. I don’t think I’d believe it either if I didn’t live it myself, but please believe me when I say everything last night from @aewontnt was heartfelt and genuine. Not a single person was disingenuous. Nobody was just “putting on a show”. It was real and raw emotion and just fucking beautiful.
And in the words of @brodielee “Are you crying?! You little bitch…. it’s always fucking something with you @silvernumber1 “
Yup. All of us. Little bitches. 😂”
Everyone at Inside The Ropes is heartbroken to learn of Jon Huber’s passing, and we send our condolences to all of his friends, family and fans at this time. We have collated several of the tributes posted by wrestlers from WWE, AEW and beyond here.