Wrestle Review: RIP Jon Huber Submitted by Andy Sullivan on 12/26/2020 at 10:44 PM
Jon Huber aka Luke Harper aka Brodie Lee, has shockingly passed away at age 41 due to a non-covid lung issue. Everyone is in shock. When there is a death, whether expected or shocking such as this, I struggle as a writer as to how to handle. So what I'm going to do is just tell you how I first discovered this amazing individual.
The WWE was running Wyatt Family vignettes for many months. The night of their debut after so many months of waiting, I was struck by how huge these three men were, as well as the aura around them. Luke Harper would stand out to me because he was so agile for any man, much less a big man. He moved around in that ring with ease. And he was always impactful. I was definitely captivated by this group.
After the memorable moments, TLC vs Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship (appointment viewing), his Hell In a Cell Match as a member of the Wyatt Family vs The Shield and many, many more, you knew he was something special. You knew he was someone special.
He would then go onto be in AEW ad be much more imposing. He was a star. He was a gentle giant. He was one of a kind. Don't get me wrong, when he got in that ring, he was not a pushover at all. This man could do things that had us fans awestruck. You knew when you were going to see a Luke Harper/Brodie Lee match that you were about to see something special. In fact, most times before one of his matches, I'd say "this is going to be good"! And it always was.
Personally, it hits different these days when someone I'm a fan of passes away. Mostly because, I grew up watching these guys and quite a few are at or around my age. Jon was 41. I'm 41. That's too young to go. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, kids and family, his AEW family, his friends, anyone whose life was touched by him.
Rest easy, Jon Huber. You will be missed. Thank you for sharing your life and your gift with us. We were in the presence of greatness.