Following Brodie Lee’s passing Seth Rollins paid tribute to his late friend by creating a CrossFit workout in his honour. The workout simply called “Brodie” consists some of Lee’s favourite exercises and things he really liked in the gym.
Appearing on WWE’s The Bump, Seth Rollins went into more detail about the workout and paid tribute to the man who inspired it, calling him a “hero.”
“Oh, wow, I wasn’t expecting to talk about Brodie at all. That one hit me really hard,” Seth Rollins said with ruefulness in his voice. “I was kind of away being a dad when his passing came through; sudden would be an understatement – untimely, to say the least. His family, I love them, and I loved him. I enjoyed every single second I got to spend with Brodie.
“Yeah, we made a workout in his honor. CrossFit has a history of, you know, creating workouts in honor of heroes, and Brodie was a hero to me, especially as a new dad. We created the workout with some of the things he really liked, which were heavy deadlifts. He liked sitting on a bike, and I think we added some pushups in there as well because he was a big body guy. Despite him, I put in one burpee in there because I knew that would get under his skin ’cause he hated burpees a lot!”
Away from WWE, Rollins has been running a wrestling school called Black and Brave which launched seven years ago. One of the school’s recent success stories has been Ben Carter, the 22-year-old who is currently on an undefeated streak in NXT UK.
When asked about Carter’s exploits, Rollins said he was “proud” of the young star before revealing that there’s a group of trainees just waiting to breakthrough.
“Oh, it’s great, man! I’m so proud of him,” he exclaimed. “And how quick it happened for him as far as getting signed and coming on the scene in NXT UK just making a huge impact right out of the gate is extremely impressive. I spent two years in WWE developmental before I even had a chance to do something like that. So, it’s really impressive to see. I’m so proud of him.
“That’s just the tip of the iceberg. We’ve been running our school for 6-7 years, and we have graduates who are just right there on the cusp, so you’re going to see a lot of them in the independents as well. But man, I’ve got a lot of talented men and women here, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do in the future.”
Rollins recently returned to Friday Night SmackDown vowing to bring ‘The Vision’ to WWE.