With the passing of legendary wrestler Danny Hodge earlier Saturday, the pro wrestling industry already had a tough day. Sadly, everyone within pro wrestling endured another heartbreak as Jon Huber, better known as AEW wrestler Mr. Brodie Lee and formerly Luke Harper in WWE, has passed away at the age of 41.

In an Instagram post by Huber’s wife, Amanda, she revealed that Jon had been fighting a “non-COVID related lung issue” and showed her appreciation for the staff at the Mayo Clinic as well as those at All Elite Wrestling through these trying times.


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As Mr. Brodie Lee, Huber joined AEW this March after spending seven years in WWE. Huber was revealed to be the “Exalted One,” the supreme leader of AEW’s cult, The Dark Order. This was supposed to be revealed at a Dynamite show in his hometown of Rochester, New York but the start of the COVID-19 pandemic forced AEW to relocate to Jacksonville where they remain to this day.

In AEW, Huber made an immediate impact as the Dark Order leader, competing for the AEW World Championship at Double or Nothing this May. A few months later, Huber defeated Cody Rhodes in a matter of minutes to become the second TNT Champion. After losing that title back to Rhodes, Huber went off TV and that was his last appearance on TV.

At WWE, Huber was a part of the Wyatt Family along with Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan, Braun Strowman, and (for a short time) Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan. He was a two-time SmackDown Tag Team Champion and held the Intercontinental Championship for about a month in 2014.

Wrestlers in all promotions expressed their condolences and tributes to Huber. Even before his passing, people mentioned about how he was a great family man and was the complete opposite of the bad guy character he was portraying on TV. This is just some of the many posts from those who knew and worked with Huber as they paid tribute to a great person in the industry.


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