Brodie Lee passed away far too soon and his life is still being celebrated throughout the pro wrestling world. This was a tragedy, and AEW knew about the situation well ahead of time.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, strings were pulled to get Brodie Lee into the Mayo Clinic on October 31st. They knew that Brodie Lee’s condition was grim as well.
It was reported that Amanda Huber told those in AEW about Brodie Lee’s condition on November 7th. At the time “all the key people that worked with him knew.” They were asked to keep things quiet because they didn’t want information getting out and rumors spreading.
Amanda Huber informed those in the company on 11/7, so all the key people that worked with him knew. She asked everyone to keep it quiet. He didn’t want the information out and she didn’t want rumors to spread, so everyone kept it quiet.
We previously reported that Brodie Lee’s condition was so bad that he did not qualify for a lung transplant. If he would have received a lung transplant, it is reported that his massive frame would have complicated things. He would have been immunocompromised “and take a lot of anti-rejection drugs.” Sadly, he never recovered enough to receive a lung transplant.