In a way we’ve perhaps never seen before, the outpouring of love for Lee has erased the lines between competing wrestling companies. Huber wrestled as Luke Harper in WWE for seven years before joining AEW in March. Before that, he shared locker rooms & road trips with just about everyone who worked the indies in the aughts.
Leading up to Dec. 30’s Dynamite - a show rewritten by AEW President Tony Khan to honor Lee, and pop his eight year old son Brodie Jr. - we’d seen WWE Superstars tweeting about and even promoting a show which would run head-to-head with their own company’s NXT program.
After it was over, several of them couldn’t help but praise what they’d seen. And say thanks.
Thank you @ThisBrodieLee will always love you and your family forever.— Mercedes Varnado (@SashaBanksWWE) December 31, 2020
What a perfect tribute show to a beautiful man. I’m just so glad I got to be friends with someone so many loved. #BrodieLee— Florida Man (@WWEBigE) December 31, 2020
That was beautiful. I cried, numerous times. Thank you... so much... for honoring a man we loved. And thank you for honoring his family in such a special way. I love you Brodie and we will all miss you.— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) December 31, 2020
That was wonderful.— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) December 31, 2020
That was a fantastic way to say goodbye.— Austin #Creed4G4 - Future King of The Ring (@AustinCreedWins) December 31, 2020
Time to go now, friend. As much as no one wants you to go. Till the next time #RIPBrodieLee— Devil's Blood (@WWEAleister) December 31, 2020
Emotional night. It’d be nice if we could all continue the positivity and love moving forward. We shouldn’t need a loss to remind us of what we have together.— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) December 31, 2020
Quite a show, capping several days the likes of which I don’t think the greater wrestling community’s experienced since Eddie Guerrero’s death fifteen years ago.
Let’s try to keep Brodie’s spirit in mind as we endeavor to make Hurricane’s wish a reality, however much we can.