Monday, December 28, 2020

Brodie Lee

Yesterday was Sunday. You know what that meant. 

It meant that I had to do the weekly post where I name the fantasy team I have picked for the upcoming night's NFL action.

I woke up in the morning and the first thing I did was check Twitter. I noticed that there was a direct message waiting for me. It read something that shook me,

Brodie Lee has died.

Lee, real name Jon Huber, was a pro wrestler. I mainly knew him from his tenure in World Wrestling Entertainment as Luke Harper - a member of the Wyatt Family.

Huber was given a release from WWE in December of last year. Once his no-compete clause ended, he joined AEW under the Brodie Lee moniker he had used before making his way to WWE.

Lee had quite a career renaissance with the new company and last wrestled in October losing the AEW TNT Championship to Cody Rhodes in a dog collar match.

After finding out the news, I didn't know whether to break my self-imposed  'one post a day' rule for this blog and write about the passing and then have the fantasy post up shortly after. 

I reached the decision to hold off until today.

And I'm glad I did.

I spent most of yesterday coming across some nice words written not only by people who knew Jon Huber, but also by people who have followed his career whether it be from his earliest days or his last run.

The social media reaction should really be collected up and placed into a book for Huber's children to see many years from now.  It showed just how much respect everybody had for him.

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