The wrestling world has been reacting to Brodie Lee’s passing since the news broke and people who knew Lee personally remember him as an incredible artist and great family man.
People who have reacted to the news include WWE Brand Director Stephanie McMahon, who mentioned how he and Brodie Lee bonded over the love of their children.
AEW President Tony Khan also recalled the former champion in a tweet, mentioning how the AEW star always put his family first.
Other personalities who have reacted to the news include fellow WWE and AEW wrestlers, including names like Kevin Owens, Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, Triple H, Edge, and many more. You can see some of the reactions below:
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 his children Brodie + Nolan. He loved wrestling and he was great at it, he loved you fans. Please keep it in your heart.
– Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) December 27, 2020
I am deeply sorry for the loss of Jon Huber. We come together for the love of our children. He was a true family man. #RIPBrodieLee
– Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) December 27, 2020
This was my birthday, which I share with Doc. Brodie and Miro photographed us and we all shared a big laugh.
I’m devastated by Brodie’s death. He was full of life with a wife and young children whom he loved. A devastating reminder of how fragile life is. Rest well, friend. # RIPBrodieLee pic.twitter.com/3p5BH18YIr
– MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) December 27, 2020
I hope everyone knows someone like Jon. He was the greatest family man and someone who made me laugh on a daily basis. I will miss him every day for the rest of my life. I love you, Brodie, and I thank you so much for loving me.
– Florida Man (@WWEBigE) December 27, 2020
The world has lost a great one.
One of the best.
In every sense. #RIPBrodieLee
– Kevin (@FightOwensFight) December 27, 2020
This is all a grotesque nightmare on a scale that none of us can fathom, this year has done nothing but take and I think we are all empty, tired and exhausted. Sleep well my friend, thank you so much for the road trips and advice throughout the years. You were golden.
– Devil’s Blood (@WWEAleister) December 27, 2020
We love you Brodie.
– Young Bucks® (@youngbucks) December 27, 2020
Tell your people that you love them. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. My heart goes out to the Huber family. # RIPBrodieLee
– Nick Aldis (@RealNickAldis) December 27, 2020
I am speechless !!!!! #RestWellBrother pic.twitter.com/2w1w8lXsz9
– Braun Strowman (@BraunStrowman) December 27, 2020
#RIPBrodieLee absolutely heartbreaking. Sending prayers and love to his family ♥ ️
– Billie Kay (@BillieKayWWE) December 27, 2020
I don’t know how to feel. I am so heartbroken. Thinking of his wife and children whom he loved so much. He was a great man and he helped me more than I could ask for. We will miss him terribly …
– Anna Jay (@annajay___) December 27, 2020
I can’t thank you enough for all your help and advice that you gave me for both fighting and real life. I’ll miss you a lot.
– Alex Reynolds (@YTAlexReynolds) December 27, 2020
I consider myself lucky to have shared the ring, the car for long trips from city to city, and to have been surrounded by his wife and children. This one hurts in many ways. The world lost a wonderful person today. pic.twitter.com/v52h15fDFy
– EL REY (@BaronCorbinWWE) December 27, 2020
In total disbelief upon learning of Brodie Lee’s passing. I can’t process this. I can not believe it.
– Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) December 27, 2020
Better human being, husband and father. https://t.co/wc2080Ziar
– Triple H (@TripleH) December 27, 2020
This is devastating. Jon was just … great. A cool, funny, immensely talented, warm and familiar human being. All our love, thoughts and warmth to your family.
– Adam (Edge) Copeland (@EdgeRatedR) December 27, 2020
All of our brotherhood and industry are in mourning tonight. In addition to his incredible passion and talent, Jon was, above all, a great man, who loved his family more than words can express. Please keep them in your thoughts. I’ll see you on the road, brother ♥ ️ #RIPBrodieLee pic.twitter.com/DvTNr3Vo4g
– Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) December 27, 2020
I love you and miss you #RIPBrodieLee
– Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) December 27, 2020
I don’t have the words. #RIPBrodieLee May God send as much strength as possible to your beautiful family.
– Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) December 27, 2020
Absolutely heartbroken. Sending so much love to Brodie and his family. ❤️
– Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) December 27, 2020
Bray Wyatt ‘medical issues’ in WWE Leak
‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt has not been on WWE programming since the April 12 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw, recently defeated by Randy Orton at WWE WrestleMania 37 the night before. With this, fans and members of the WWE universe have been wondering where Wyatt has been and how come he hasn’t been fighting in a WWE ring. Bray Wyatt ‘not returning’ to WWE?
In an attempt to answer this, Steve Carrier of Ringside News recently asked about Bray Wyatt’s condition, where he was told that Wyatt’s absence is due to a “medical” issue.
The publisher and owner of Ringside News stated via Twitter: “There are rumors about Bray Wyatt. One story circulating is that he is off WWE television for “personal” reasons. We have been told that your absence is considered “medical” and not personal. It is still advertised for the August 9 RAW in Orlando as well. Stay tuned.”
In other Bray Wyatt news, in a recent interview by Bill Apter, wrestling legend and Bray Wyatt’s uncle, Barry Windham spoke about how his nephew is currently being used in WWE. Credit to SEScoops for the following quotes.
Bray Wyatt ‘broke character’ before WWE SmackDown “I hope he makes the cut in WWE, we’ll just have to see,” Windham said when asked about Bray Wyatt. It’s been (a great performer), it just hasn’t been used properly there. “
However, Windham claimed that he has not seen many of Wyatt’s matches as the Demon in WWE, but has seen the vignettes that he has done as the character. The wrestling legend continued:
“You know I haven’t really seen any of his matches, I’ve only seen some of the little vignettes that he’s done. He was always ready to be a fighter growing up. “
Rumors are circulating about Bray Wyatt. One story circulating is that he is off WWE television for “personal” reasons. We have been told that your absence is considered “medical” and not personal. It is still advertised for the August 9 RAW in Orlando as well. Stay tuned.
– Steve Carrier of Ringside News (@steve_carrier) July 22, 2021
WWE Brings back the world champion for the return match
Samoa Joe will compete in a ring once more. The last time Samoa Joe was in a WWE ring was on the February 10 episode of Raw. Here Joe, Kevin Owens, and The Viking Raiders took on Seth Rollins, Buddy Murphy, and AOP in a losing effort. Joe would then work as a color commentator for WWE Monday Night Raw until his release from the company on April 15, 2021. Joe would re-sign in June and be named enforcer to NXT General Manager William Regal. Did Vince McMahon ‘infuriate’ this former NXT star in a text message?
After NXT Champion Karrion Kross strangled Samoa Joe, he laid the groundwork for a possible fight between Kross and Joe. It is now reported that Kross Vs Joe will take place for the Kross NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver 36. The event will take place on August 22, 2021.
In other Samoa Joe news, former NXT Champion Johnny Gargano commented on Joe’s last season with WWE NXT during a recent interview with TV Insider. The NXT mainstay stated: “Samoa Joe is a legend. You cannot replace the mind you have. He has done so many things in this business, even long before WWE. I was a fan of Samoa Joe when I was in high school. Everything he does, he does it successfully.
This fired WWE NXT employee recently leaked his paycheck. Continuing Gargano said: “Having Joe in this new role in NXT brings a breath of fresh air and brings this new dynamic. I am very excited about what he will do in the future. Whenever it is on the screen, it is essential television. “
Credit to Wrestling Observer
Shane McMahon segment ‘canceled’ for a sad reason
Shane McMahon had hosted RAW Underground, which saw street-style fights and the segment took place on Monday Night Raw.
Arturo Ruas, who is currently part of the Diamond Mine stable on NXT, had an interview with The Wrestling Inc. Daily. He talked about RAW Underground.
Arturo Ruas explains why Shane McMahon stopped RAW Underground
Ruas has a background in combat sports, which was a major factor in his participation in RAW Underground, which is now disbanded. Triple H offers former WWE Champion a new contract
He also opened up about the segment’s initial plans, but named the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason it disbanded.
This is what he had to say:
“I, like you, knew about these things while they were happening. I heard they were bringing a show that was going to have some street fighting vibes, ”Jaoude revealed. “They were bringing in people with legitimate backgrounds to have a different design of a match. They lowered the strings and said to bring street clothes to wear and have street vibes, and I got it. So when I got to RAW and saw it, I thought, okay, I got it. It will be a real thing and all the games were short and the interactions were real, you had to do it 100%.
That was RAW Underground. RAW Underground was totally different from what we see in professional wrestling matches. I had a lot of fun doing it and I got to talk to a lot of people and it was really good to be there. I had a lot of fun on the show. It was supposed to be uninterrupted, running all the time, but the pandemic sucks and the pandemic changed the lives of millions of people. So RAW Underground died from the pandemic. “
WWE is unlikely to bring back RAW Underground, which garnered a mixed reaction from fans and wrestling experts.