Following the recent death of Jon Huber, many of his colleagues and other wrestling stars are paying tribute to social media. Huber, who wrestled on television as Luke Harper in WWE and Brodie Lee in AEW, died Saturday at the age of 41 of a lung problem. Along with wrestling fans all over the world, the news came as a complete shock to everyone in the world. Business Huber knew. This includes Cody from AEW, who wrestled Huber in his last match and paid tribute to him with a post on Twitter.
Thank you pic.twitter.com/gbBD49IwDH
– Cody (@CodyRhodes) December 27, 2020
“The loss of Brodie Lee struck my heart,” he says. “It was obvious that he was an extremely talented athlete and storyteller, and his gift beyond that was to challenge you, and he set the bar very high. Every first meeting with him … it was even more evident that he was was a family man and a first class person. I have to share his last number … I have to have his last match. This is an honor and a privilege and an experience that is so cruelly humiliating. Thank you, ‘Big Rig’. We will Honor you and your family. “
Bray Wyatt, who has worked with Huber for many years as part of the Wyatt Family stable, also posted a long tribute message on Instagram. Using a series of photos of the two together, Wyatt wrote about the man he once hosted the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship with.
In its entirety, Wyatt’s contribution reads:
“You were my best friend. My brother, my partner, my Terry Gordy. We changed the whole game because we refused to do it any other way OUR way. We were always at our best when we were a team which I believe we both knew. ” We fought like brothers because we were. I’m so damn mad It shouldn’t be like that, it should be the fat, bald, and useless Wyatt Family high school spots in our 70s. Where do we go now? What do I do when I know I’ll never hear your condescending sarcasm when I ride high. I miss you so much already. I’d do anything to survive our worst moments again I can’t believe you’re gone. “” I’m so sorry, brother. I am so sorry. You will always be a part of me whether I like it or not, everything is different without you and I hope Amanda really knows that I’m here, not just to say it, but because I love her too. I will make sure your son knows the incredible man you were. Not the legends that people will tell, but the real you that very few people have been able to see. I promise I’ll clean him up in dark matches when he’s old enough, just like I promised. It hurts me so much. I wish I had the chance to say goodbye. But then again, it’s Saturday and you know what that means … save me a place next to you wherever you are. I belong there when it’s my time. Goodbye forever, Brodie. I love you. ”
Some of the biggest stars in the wrestling business also mourn Huber. That includes Hulk Hogan, who addressed the news Sunday morning with the words, “Totally devastated to lose Jon ‘Luke / Brodie’, such a great talent and a great person! RIP my brother.”
Totally devastated to lose Jon “Luke / Brodie”, such a great talent and a great person! RIP my brother HH
– Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) December 27, 2020
Mick Foley also spoke of Huber, writing, “I just heard the news of Jon Huber’s death … a terrible day for wrestling fans. Two years ago, my son Hughie dressed up as Luke Harper for Halloween. He was a great worker and doting father. A great loss to anyone who loves wrestling. “
I just heard the news of Jon Huber’s death … a terrible day for wrestling fans. Two years ago, my son Hughie dressed up as Luke Harper for Halloween. He was a great worker and a fond father. A great loss to anyone who loves wrestling. https://t.co/E94sdqmiMB
– Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) December 27, 2020
AEW commentator and former WWE personality Jim Ross paid a simple post reading, “Heartbroken … Heaven has another good man today.”
Heaven has another good man today. ???????? https://t.co/vOGuUFZ0vE
– Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) December 27, 2020
Chris Jericho from AEW: All elite wrestling posted a picture of himself and Huber along with several other WWE stars from five years ago. In the photo, everyone is wearing bespoke Luke Harper t-shirts as WWE didn’t sell any official ones. In the caption, Jericho writes, “It’s Saturday. You know what that means … Backstage in Mexico in 2015. Brodie was upset that he didn’t have his own merch t-shirt, so one of the brothers had a bunch do in his honor. We all wore them as a tribute to the guy because everyone loved him. Just a wonderful man! “
It is Saturday. You know what that means…
Backstage in Mexico in 2015. Brodie was upset that he didn’t have his own merch t-shirt, so one of the brothers got a bunch made in his honor. We all wore them as a tribute to the guy because everyone loved him. Just a wonderful man! pic.twitter.com/6XXl8Kr6iW
– Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) December 27, 2020
Huber’s colleagues from his WWE days also pay tribute. Natalya Neidhart writes, “I can’t bear to hear that @ThisBrodieLee who was a dear friend to so many of us. He was an amazing husband and a devoted father. His love for his family was immeasurable. I send prayers and Love for Amanda, Brodie, Nolan and Jon Huber’s family. “
I can’t bear to hear that @ThisBrodieLee who was a dear friend to so many of us has passed away. He was an amazing husband and a devoted father. His love for his family was immeasurable. I send prayers and love to Amanda, Brodie, Nolan and Jon Huber’s family ~ pic.twitter.com/VTC0aC0dqJ
– NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) December 27, 2020
Mustafa Ali also says: “It brings so much pain to lose someone like Jon. But everywhere I look I see an entire industry that pays him respect and shows him love. That alone shows what an incredible one Man he was. #RIPBrodieLee. “
So much pain comes with losing someone like Jon. But everywhere I look I see an entire industry that pays respect and shows him love. That alone shows what an incredible man he was. # RIPBrodieLeepic.twitter.com / 1QZbUqSS61
– Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) December 27, 2020
And WWE legend Edge, who just returned to the company this year, also posted a message of respect online. He writes, “This is devastating. Jon was just … great. A great, fun, incredibly talented, warm, family-driven person. All of our love, thoughts, and warmth for his family.”
It’s devastating. Jon was just … great. A great, fun, incredibly talented, warm, family driven person. All of our love, thoughts and warmth for his family.
– Adam (Edge) Copeland (@EdgeRatedR) December 27, 2020
At just 41, Huber left us way too soon, but the reactions of everyone in the wrestling world show how much he was loved. The legacy he left in the pro wrestling business will ensure that he will be remembered forever. RIP Jon Huber.
No words. My heart hurts . Thoughts and prayers to Jon Huber’s wife and children. # RIPBrodie # harps
– Robert Roode (@RealRobertRoode) December 27, 2020
I am very sorry for the loss of Jon Huber. We connected through the love of our children. He was a true family man. #RIPBrodieLee
– Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) December 27, 2020
I am devastated by the loss of Jon Huber, known to fans as Mr. Brodie Lee, formerly Luke Harper. Jon was a great man. His family came first, his loving wife Amanda and their sons Brodie + Nolan. He loved wrestling and was great at it, he loved you fans. Please keep him in your hearts.
– Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) December 27, 2020
Except to hear that Jon has died. He saved me from a broken neck. He would get so mad if I pulled up a chair he could sit in and called him “Taker-Sir”.
“You will bring me heat, boy.”
Condolences to his family and colleagues who loved him very much. #RIPBrodieLee
– Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) December 27, 2020
Learn about the life and journey of Jon Huber in this candid documentary. https://t.co/ayLExP2iTT
– WWE (@WWE) December 27, 2020
A gracious gentleman who loved his family very much. I am really sad to hear of Brodie Lee’s death. My condolences to his wife and children. It was an honor to know you and to wrestle with you and I knew how great you were in the ring.
– William Regal (@RealKingRegal) December 27, 2020
In complete disbelief over the death of Brodie Lee. I can’t handle that. I can not believe it.
– Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) December 27, 2020
BRODIE LEE I’M SO SAD BUBBA GOD BLESS YOU FOREVER THAT YOU WERE THE BEST BIG MAN pic.twitter.com/8Nycti34hF
– The Iron Sheikh (@the_ironsheik) December 27, 2020
I hope you all meet someone like Jon. He was the greatest of the family and someone who made me laugh every day. I will miss him every day for the rest of my life. I love you, Brodie, and thank you very much for loving me.
– Florida Man (@WWEBigE) December 27, 2020
Great talent ….
Better person, husband and father. https://t.co/wc2080Ziar
– Triple H (@TripleH) December 27, 2020
Nice brain, lightning fast fingers. Find me at @HorrorGeekLife.