AEW has signed the eight-year-old son of the late Brodie Lee, Brodie Lee Jr to a contract.
Speaking on What Happened When with Tony Schiavone, Tony Schiavone himself would reminisce about Brodie Lee, before revealing how Tony Khan and AEW are taking care of the former TNT Champion’s family both following his passing and actually throughout his illness.
“Knowing that Brodie was very sick and knowing it was holiday time, and I guess knowing that for him to kick out, it was going to be, I don’t want to say a miracle, but it was going to be very difficult to kick out, they had brought little Brodie to TV – and wrestling is his life. He is eight years old. He really is a great kid. They made him a member of The Dark Order. They put a mask on him. He came out with a kendo stick. He beat up a lot of people.”
Schiavone went on to reveal how Brodie Lee’s son is signed to a contract, and will officially be a part of AEW when he’s older, if he so chooses.
“This of course was at a TV taping with nobody in the audience. They signed him to a contract. They legitimately signed him to a contract and when he gets of age, he will be with AEW.”
Schiavone went on to say AEW have taken care of him and that he’s part of the company now, always interacting with the wrestlers.
“When we do TV tapings now, we will have a live show or a taped show, Dynamite, and then we will have sometimes 13 dark matches. We are there until 2 am sometimes. I was sitting back there with Amanda when Dark was going on and she said, ‘I’m dead tired. I need to get back and get some sleep but he (Brodie Jr) just loves this so much, I’m going to wait.’ So, she waits until it is all over and he gets involved with the guys and sits in the gorilla position.
“He sometimes comes out with a mask on and does some crazy things. It just shows you how the roster loved Brodie and how we are family.
Schiavone went on to say everyone knew Brodie Lee would be an amazing addition to the company when he was signed due to his in-ring work, but that him being a great person proved that all on its own.
Schiavone would also open up about when Brodie Lee fell ill and how he was airlifted to hospital the day after appearing on the AEW Unrestricted podcast – revealing how the everyone in the company found out about his tragic passing as a family.
Schiavone also said he’s going to write about Lee’s influence and how taken AEW were by him at some point.
“I got to know his wife Amanda, his son Brodie has been backstage and we keep him backstage with us now. We take care of him. I do need to say this and I’m going to write something about this and post it somewhere. I think it would be worth the read because I’m really going to pour my heart out about this. Not only about Brodie and his family, but about our company and about Tony Khan, about how good they are and how much they have taken care of the family and how much they have just made Brodie’s family a part of ours.”
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.
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