Chris Jericho has detailed the story behind the matching t-shirt picture which emerged after the tragic passing of Jon Huber.
After the new had broke that the artist known as Mr. Brodie Lee in AEW had passed, a picture did the rounds of several former WWE talent huddled together wearing a shirt which brandished Huber’s face and the text, ‘yeah, yeah, yeah.’
Tagged in the picture, which originally made the rounds on social media, Chris Jericho took to Instagram to both tell the story of the shirt as well as pay tribute to the man himself.
Revealing that the picture was taken in 2015 during a tour of Mexico, ‘The Demo God’ wrote how the then Luke Harper was annoyed about the lack of merchandise brandishing his face or name and how the boys made a job lot of custom shirts to please him:
“We all wore them in tribute to the dude, cause everybody loved him. Just a wonderful man and a kickass worker….we never had a bad match and I probably worked with him 50 times. I was a big fan of his and even helped bring him into All Elite Wrestling…where he did the best work of his career in a very short time.
I’m going to hang it on my wall so I can be reminded daily what a legit great person looks like. Thanks Jon…you were one in a million and a true brother’s brother.”
Jon Huber made his AEW debut as Mr. Brodie Lee, leader and ‘Exalted One’ of The Dark Order after leaving WWE for pastures new. With his new home, he captured the AEW TNT Championship in dominant and impressive fashion from Cody Rhodes.
His stay in WWE was marked as a founding member of The Wyatt Family, a former WWE Intercontinental, SmackDown and NXT Tag Team Champion and one of the most solid in-ring workers in the entire business.
Jon Huber passed away on December 26, due to a non-COVID lung issue.