WWE has shared a memorial video for the late Jon Huber, known in AEW as Brodie Lee and WWE as Luke Harper, following the passing of the former Intercontinental Champion.
Jon Huber passed away at the age of 41 on Boxing Day as a result of a non Covid-related lung issue. WWE released a statement on Huber’s passing and recorded tributes ahead of WWE RAW earlier this week. Following last night’s incredible tribute to Brodie Lee on AEW Dynamite, WWE have released their own video package where Superstars, past and present, have shared their memories of their peer and former colleague.
A tearful Xavier Woods led the equally heartwarming and heartbreaking tributes which showcased personal photos and WWE screenshots of him alongside his late friend. The likes of Keith Lee, Mustafa Ali, John Morrison, Kofi Kingston, Tyson Kidd, Adam Pearce, and Jason Jordan all shared wonderful stories about their friendship and memories with Luke Harper.
Mustafa Ali reminisces about trying to “rile” Huber by mentioning Undertaker, while Kidd discusses Huber sending him a video while injured of Brodie Lee Jr playing with a Tyson Kidd action figure. An emotional Jason Jordan ends the video by revealing Jon Huber was the first person – outside of his and his wife – to hold Jordan’s daughter.
You can watch the entire tribute video via WWE’s Twitter below.
WWE Superstars remember the incredible life and career of Jon “Luke Harper” Huber.
Thank you, Jon. pic.twitter.com/Ltk0RtZXrr
— WWE (@WWE) December 31, 2020
Several subtle tributes were also paid to Huber throughout RAW earlier in the week – with a memorial graphic used at the start, as Tom Phillips opened the show by saying, “It’s Monday, you know what that means” – a phrase repeated almost instantly in the ring by WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. McIntyre would add the phrase, “Yeah, yeah, yeah,” which was also repeated by Alexa Bliss.
With WWE recording their own footage ahead of the show on Monday, but choosing to wait until Thursday to release it, it seems like the company respectfully stood aside and allowed AEW to pay tribute to Jon Huber – with several WWE Superstars openly commending the show and the tribute on Twitter.
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.