The Wrestling world got a shock the night after Christmas with the sudden news of Jon Huber (Brodie Lee) passed away at the sudden age of 41. This hurts so much on so many levels. Huber was a star on both WWE as a member of the “Wyatt Family,” as well as the leader of “The Dark Order” in AEW. The amazing thing is everybody from all the major and even minor companies had a beautiful thing to say about Huber.
Most people said how amazing a family man he was and loved them more then anything in the world. Others stated how he helped them along the way. The common factor you read though is how amazing of a person he was.
I remember watching Huber in one of my favorite wrestling groups of all time “The Wyatt Family” and always thinking how underrated this guy is. I mean he was a top 25 singles wrestler according to Pro Wrestling Illustrated” in 2015. He was so entertaining to watch, and I remember when he had his singles run winning the Intercontinental Championship in 2014 and thinking this is a guy who has both the skill and charisma in his character to make it work.
His tag team specialty was a plus. He won the Tag Titles in “WWE” twice. Once with Bray Wyatt/Randy Orton. The other with Erick Rowan as the “Bludgeon Brothers.” in 2018. He also had won the NXT Tag Team Titles once with Rowan as well. He was a Tag Team specialists in NXT, and WWE.
When he got to “All Elite Wrestling. It was a shock to everyone. People heard rumors, but didn’t know if they would be true. He had become “The Exalted One.” He was the new leader of “The Dark Order.” His biggest accomplishment in short time with them was winning the “TNT Championship” on an episode of “Dynamite.” He also had a standout match at “Double Or Nothing” against Jon Moxley for the AEW Heavyweight Championship. He really left his mark in AEW.
It’s such an unfortunate event and just another downer for 2020. Everyone would love to give the thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Mr. Huber. He was someone who had so much left in this business and to his family as well. He will be forever missed. His family should be very proud of what he was able to accomplish in such a short period of time.