Brodie Lee recently passed away and since then the world of professional wrestling has been mourning his loss. Several of his colleagues have already expressed just how great of a person he was.
Randy Orton has shared a very wholesome tribute about Lee, who was known as Luke Harper in WWE. He took to Instagram and made a tribute post, where Orton called Lee as simply Luke. He revealed how respected Luke Harper was in WWE.
The Apex Predator then revealed that his and Lee’s wife Amanda are close friends. Orton then ended his post by saying that he is so proud of Lee and will forever cherish the memories and stories the two made together.
“I knew Luke from work. I always called him Luke. Some of us call each other by our ring names, some stage names. It gets confusing, but I always called him Luke. I’ve been in a wwe lockeroom more than half of my existence, and there is an unwritten code. Respect is at the top. You all have heard about how much we all respected Luke, about how much we all enjoyed his presence. It is a fact. I’m telling ya, on the back of a bus, traveling and away from family for weeks in a row, he was one of the ones I’d make sure to secure a seat on that bus next to. I’m not perfect, never thought I was. Neither was he. But talking to him, and conversing about our families, as most husbands/fathers do on these trips at some point, I learned that he was near perfect when it came to how he loved his sons and his wife Amanda.”
“I was always very proud of him and out of my peripheral vision I watched him as a fellow 20 year vet and saw many things that impressed me. Not just his work inside the ring, but how he treated others in the back. I’m telling you guys reading this, that this mans character IS unmatched. I have many stories involving Luke and I, and I will always cherish them. Know that he was a great human being. I will be in that same lockeroom tomorrow and look forward to sharing stories about my friend, Luke. #RIPLukeHarper”
Orton and Harper were involved in a storyline in 2016 when Orton won the Smackdown Tag Team Titles with Bray Wyatt. After losing the titles, Harper engaged in a feud with Orton.