Brodie Lee and Erick Rowan made many towns together under a couple of different names. Lee was known as Luke Harper as they were a decorated team. They were members of the Wyatt Family and then they were the Bludgeon Brothers. Somehow, they always found their way back to each other.

Lee passed away at 41-years-old. This left a huge hold in the pro wrestling world. Rowan commented about his old friend’s passing on the morning after the news broke. The grief was still incredibly strong as he dropped a heartfelt tribute.

Heartbroken and numb. Just when I think my eyes have dried, I think of you and begin to cry again. I have lost not only a friend but a brother! I struggled last night with many emotions and memories. Jon meant more to me than he will ever know. I remember clearly all the loops we had during our years on the road together. He would always look forward to getting home to his family. After every loop he would say to me, “Goodbye Forever”, because he would want his 1 or two days with them, to feel like forever. One thing he taught me through his own actions was to be a better father and husband. He was one of a kind in everything he did, great performer, great father, great husband, great friend, and all around amazing human. My heart goes out to everyone who was touched by his greatness. My deepest condolences to his family. Jon this is not, “Goodbye forever, but goodbye for now! I will see you on the other side my brother. I LOVE YOU!

This is a tragedy that has affected the entire pro wrestling industry. It doesn’t matter which company you’re a fan of, or work for. Brodie Lee meant a lot to many people around the world, and Erick Rowan is now left to deal with what comes next.


There was hope that Brodie Lee and Erick Rowan would someday reunite. Now that won’t be possible in this life. The memories they made will live forever.

RIP Brodie Lee

H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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