Brodie Lee’s widow Amanda Huber continues to be a model of grace who’s every bit the amazing person we’ve heard her late husband was.
A couple recent examples caught our eye. This first one because even before reading the caption, we knew it would capture the attention of pretty much anyone reading this blog. I mean, Who among us isn’t a Brodie Jr, aka -1, mark at this point? And seeing the eight year train with WWE’s Liv Morgan and Tyson Kidd? It’s wrestling fan catnip!
Beneath the videos and pics (and how awesome if the one of the TNT champ for life hiding his face after his heelish younger brother Nolan has violated the sacred rule of lucha libre by removing his mask!) you’ll find details about Brodie Jr.’s AEW contract. It’s another explanation Huber doesn’t owe any of us, but it’s also another reminder Jr. & Nolan are lucky to have her in their corner.
Now that we’ve charmed ya with that, here’s a worthwhile message for all of us here in the wrestling community Amanda posted via Instagram Live earlier this week:
So many people expect myself and my family to hate on WWE.
The fact is, we don’t. We never have.
My husband absolutely got frustrated because he wanted more than they had envisioned for him. That didn’t mean he hated them.
The frustration didn’t change the real & genuine love that our family has for pro wrestling.
WWE gave my husband a platform. It enabled him to live his dream. A dream he *almost* gave up on. He was able to travel the world, in his dream job. He got to entertain millions of people. He got to build a beautiful life for our family. He held singles gold there. He won a belt at WrestleMania! He ticked so many “dream life” boxes there. He just happened to want a little more out of his career. That’s why he left. Not out of hate. Not because they’re an evil company. He left because his vision didn’t match theirs.
The most incredible thing he took away from his time in WWE was the people. The people he carried with him until his very last days. It wasn’t one company vs another. Little Brodie loves wrestling. We still watch wrestling every week. We would tune in to see “Uncle Boom-Boom” [Cesaro] and family best friend Big E. People that transcended the lines of friendship into family. People in the WWE watched my kids grow up. They loved my husband so much they welcomed my family into their arms. They became my family too. The flood of love I’ve received from the WWE is real and it’s beautiful.
In my husbands final moments, the people that surrounded my family were wrestlers. Companies didn’t matter.
Please, I beg you. Stop trying to create a divide in wrestling. Support pro wrestling. Love pro wrestling.
Live your life like Brodie. In a way that people speak like this.
She’s writing about her experience with two wrestling companies and their fanbases, but it’s a message we all need to hear these days. Support good people and things that bring you joy. Don’t create or foment division.
And if you feel yourself tempted to stir something up, go watch Brodie Jr. take out Top Flight and Adam Cole again instead.