Former WWE Superstar Erick Rowan appeared during AEW‘s Brodie Lee Tribute Show to pay tribute to his former tag team partner.
Brodie Lee, real name Jon Huber, tragically passed away at the age of 41 on Boxing Day as a result of a non Covid-related lung issue and, as a result, this week’s episode of Dynamite would transform into a tribute show to honour the former TNT Champion.
Rowan made a run-in to even up the odds by taking out Wardlow, before returning to the ring with a sign saying, “Goodbye for now, my brother. See you down the road” while emotionally embracing Alex Reynolds and John Silver in an incredible moment that brought together Brodie Lee’s closest allies from WWE and AEW.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 31, 2020
Rowan, of course, spent the majority of his wrestling career, thus far, teaming with Brodie Lee as the pair were paired together shortly after FCW was rebranded as NXT. Rowan joined Bray Wyatt in December 2012 as the “second son” with Luke Harper being the first son. The Wyatt Family would then tear through NXT and WWE over several years, most memorably feuding with Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose – now known as Jon Moxley in AEW. Rowan and Harper’s relationship would even outlast their time in the Wyatt Family, however, with the team winning the SmackDown Tag Team Championships as the Bludgeon Brothers in 2018.
You can keep up to date with all of the happenings from this week’s AEW Dynamite here.