Brodie Lee’s passing hit the pro wrestling world in a huge way. This saw the pro wrestling community embrace the Huber Family, especially those in AEW. Brodie Lee Jr., -1 of the Dark Order, has appeared several times and he’s having a great time leading the faction into battle. Some fans have been critical about how the company has used the nine-year-old in this role.
Amanda Huber, Brodie Lee’s wife, responded on an Instagram story to answer these critical fans. She explained how AEW has helped her family pick up the pieces after a devastating loss.
It was pointed out how -1 isn’t a part of any storylines, but he is a part of things. This has given them a tremendous amount of comfort through a very difficult time.
“I’ve loved pro wrestling my entire life. It’s been my world for 19 years now. I still love it more than most things in this world.
I try to ignore the sh*t online, but know I see it. I see the snide comments about Brodie’s involvement. The use of the word exploitation. It’s disheartening.
Our world crumbled.
AEW has helped us pick up the pieces.
It’s easy to be distrustful of any corporation and I’d be lying if I didn’t constantly think the rug was going to get pulled out from under me. It hasn’t. Even when it felt like everything was pulled out from under me, this wasn’t.
They let Brodie feel like he’s a part of something. Notice there’s no storylines involving him. Just him being connected to a huge part of him that’s missing.
What everyone doesn’t see on the other side of social media is a kid who is carrying so much grief yet so much joy. A kid who is excelling in his therapy. A kid who despite the worst few months of his life got 10-A’s and 3-B’s on his report card last week. On days we go to AEW you are all missing him doing his school work from a hotel room because going to AEW is a privilege. Or sitting with Aunty Megha working in math problems.
They also make me feel like I’m a part of something. We make the drive every other show so I can spend time with people who remind me of the best parts of being alive. People like @meghalegalgirl10 & @margaret.stalvey who sit in the crowd next to me and let me vent & cry & laugh & breathe in a world that wants me to be weighed down with grief.
My Instagram isn’t grief porn. It’s never going to be a place where I want people to come and feel sorry for me. It’s photos of my journey. So come join me. Just know I didn’t die the day my husband did, I’m very much alive and full of fight. I’m not made of glass. I’m a diamond and like a wise friend shared with me, ‘hard times put the shine in the diamond’.”
Our thoughts go out to Brodie Lee’s entire family as they continue putting their world back together. AEW is helping by bringing them into their family in an even greater capacity.
RIP Brodie Lee.