Vince McMahon has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to former WWE Superstar Luke Harper, also known as AEW’s Brodie Lee, who sadly passed away at the age of 41 on Boxing Day as a result of a non Covid-related lung issue.
WWE have released a statement following the passing of former Intercontinental Champion Luke Harper, but now Mr McMahon has tweeted his comments too, saying the entire WWE family is “saddened” by the loss.
“The entire WWE family is deeply saddened by the passing of Jon Huber, known to the WWE Universe as Luke Harper. Our thoughts are with Jon’s family, friends, and fans.”
AEW retweeted the post from Vince McMahon and has also been retweeting several tributes to Brodie Lee on their Twitter timeline, including from the likes of Stephanie McMahon, Charlotte Flair and Sami Zayn. We have collated several of the tributes posted by wrestlers from WWE, AEW and beyond here.
The entire WWE family is deeply saddened by the passing of Jon Huber, known to the WWE Universe as Luke Harper. Our thoughts are with Jon’s family, friends, and fans. pic.twitter.com/aLMecqXQLe
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) December 27, 2020
Brodie Lee’s most recent character had actually drawn comparisons to his former boss, something the former AEW TNT Champion said was “detrimental” to his progress during his appearance on of AEW Unrestricted.
“The Vince McMahon comparisons flew! That’s all people talked about the first three to four weeks of my AEW career, and that became I think detrimental to me, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t want it. So I tried to get away from the stuff that they were saying so as opposed to a multi-colored suit, I now went with a full tailored to me that I don’t think looks like a Vince McMahon or anybody else. This is my bi-monthly routine now is to go get a suit made, and I love it.”
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.