Brodie Lee passed away at the age of 41-years-old. He left behind a wife, two children, and countless fans all over the planet. His loss was not expected, but his illness was also kept a closely guarded secret within the circle of people who knew about it.

Click here for a collection of initial reactions after news of Brodie Lee’s death broke.

Ryback sent out a memory of Brodie Lee after hearing of his passing. The Big Guy told a story about WWE changing a finish that he wasn’t happy about it. Then Brodie Lee spoke with Ryback about how he handled things.

Right before I left WWE I got upset at a finish changing. I was told I was going over the Wyatt Family on SD and it got changed later that day. I hated the chaos of nobody having no direction. Jon wasn’t happy with me and let me know. I slipped professionally, he checked me.


Brodie Lee was loved in every locker room he was a part of. He was respected in the business as well. Ryback obviously remembers the man as a professional who wasn’t afraid to stand up for what needed to be done.

Our hearts go out to Brodie Lee’s family, friends, and anyone else who is dealing with this sad loss.

RIP Brodie.

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