December 16th, 2022 would’ve been Brodie Lee/Luke Harper/Jonathan Huber’s 43rd birthday. Tragically, he passed away suddenly on December 26th 2020 from a respiratory illness. His passing affected many people deeply as he was, by most accounts, one of the nicest people in the wrestling industry.
Initially AEW dedicated an entire episode of Dynamite to him, a show aptly titled the Brodie Lee Celebration of Life. In the months – and now years – since then, those close to him have continued to pay tribute to him. The people to have done so have included Big E, Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, and many more.
Now, the tributes continue with the former Luke Harper’s previous stable leader, Bray Wyatt.
‘YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!’ – Bray Wyatt
Bray Wyatt returned to WWE in September following several weeks of teases surrounding a ‘white rabbit’ and a QR Code. Since returning, Wyatt has not wrestled in an actual match; instead, he has been embroiled in a feud with LA Knight and has been dealing with a new mysterious masked character named ‘Uncle Howdy’.
To commemorate his former tag partner and close friend’s passing, Bray Wyatt posted a simple, three-word statement on Twitter, referencing Luke Harper’s catchphrase from years ago when the Wyatt Family was at its peak.
He also paid tribute on the December 17th episode of SmackDown when he came to the ring only to be confronted by Uncle Howdy.
Following Huber’s passing, his family has been taken care of by AEW. His son Brodie Jr. was “signed” by AEW and will essentially be taken care of by AEW until he becomes an adult. Meanwhile, his widow Amanda has defended herself and AEW against claims that her late husband’s passing was exploited for business and financial gain.