Former WWE Superstar Curt Hawkins, now known in IMPACT Wrestling as Brian Myers, has taken to Twitter to criticise WWE for not going far enough with their Brodie Lee tribute.
AEW star Brodie Lee sadly passed away at the age of 41 on Boxing Day as a result of a non Covid-related lung issue, with Vince McMahon and WWE releasing respective statements following the passing of the former Intercontinental Champion who was known in WWE as Luke Harper.
“The entire WWE family is deeply saddened by the passing of Jon Huber, known to the WWE Universe as Luke Harper. Our thoughts are with Jon’s family, friends, and fans.”
This week’s RAW opened with a graphic of the late Brodie Lee, with the words “In memory of Jon Huber” accompanied by the year of his birth and passing.
However, Myers took to Twitter to say the tribute “wasn’t right” and suggested there should have been more done to honour his friend.
“No 10 bell salute? No video package? This man was beloved by his peers & we’re all grieving hard. This isn’t right.”
No 10 bell salute?
No video package?
This man was beloved by his peers & we’re all grieving hard.
This isn’t right. https://t.co/PhZIckKcbm
— Brian Myers (@Myers_Wrestling) December 29, 2020
Several tributes were paid to Huber throughout RAW, as Tom Phillips opened the show by saying, “It’s Monday, you know what that means” – a phrase repeated almost instantly in the ring by WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. McIntyre would add the phrase, “Yeah, yeah, yeah,” which was also repeated by Alexa Bliss.
The most fitting tribute, though, happened when Xavier Woods wore a black armband emblazoned with the word “Brodie” – and hit a Discus Lariat, with Tom Phillips saying, “Yeah, yeah, yeah. Big Harper clothesline.”
It’s since been reported that WWE filmed further tributes to Brodie Lee ahead of WWE RAW to air at a future date.
Jon Huber left WWE in December 2019, joining AEW in March.
Following his tragic passing on December 26th, the world of wrestling has mourned the loss – with stars from WWE, AEW and beyond posting tributes to the former AEW TNT Champion.
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.