AEW President, Tony Khan, has announced that he has purchased the rights to the touching melody, ‘He is Exalted’, which played over the tribute package to Brodie Lee.
During the December 30 edition of AEW Dynamite, which celebrated the life of the late Jon ‘Brodie Lee’ Huber, the entire AEW roster paid a tearful and wonderful tribute to the former AEW TNT Championship.
The commendations came in thick and fast from Jim Ross announcing loud and proud, “It’s Wednesday, you know what that means”, a touching ten bell salute, Colt Cabana and The Dark Order holding back tears to salute their leader in the middle of the ring, Lance Archer dressing as Luke Harper, Lee’s friend and former partner Erick Rowan making an appearance and AEW retiring the current image of the TNT Championship and presenting it to Lee’s son to keep in his father’s memory.
However, there was one final testimonial from the President himself. After thanking the audience for turning out to show their respects, Tony Khan revealed that he had purchased the rights to the tribute song sung by, ‘OI’ 55′, in order that it would last forever. Khan even confirmed the news on his Twitter:
“Thank you everyone who joined us tonight on #AEWDynamite to celebrate the life of Jon Huber, known to fans as Mr. Brodie Lee. It was a great honor to host his family Amanda, Brodie & Nolan. I bought the rights to Ol’ 55 by Tom Waits in perpetuity so that tribute will last forever.”
AEW has its detractors, just like every wrestling promotion, but no one can ever deny that what they did for one of their own on December 30 was anything less than selfless and kind.
That’s what the professional wrestling world needs now more than ever in order heal. It doesn’t need thoughtless speculation or unfounded accusations. It needs to adopt the example of the gently giant himself, and just be kind.