Brodie Lee left a lasting legacy on the world of professional wrestling. Fans fondly remember his time as Luke Harper, one of the monstrous members of the sinister Wyatt Family in WWE. AEW fans remember him for delivering on the hype of his arrival as The Exalted One, leader of The Dark Order. Lee (real name Jon Huber) tragically passed away at the age of 41, just as his star was shining the brightest.

Huber left behind his wife, Amanda Huber, and their children, Brodie and Nolan. His passing shocked the wrestling world and left fans heartbroken. Remembrances were shared around the world, including a touching long-form piece written by Amanda.

As the wrestling world pays tribute to Brodie Lee on his birthday (December 16), so did his former employer. WWE shared a couple of photos of the wrestler. In one, he held the company’s Intercontinental Championship. In the other, he gave his signature intimidating stare.

“On his birthday, we remember the late Jon Huber, known to WWE fans as Luke Harper.”


Jon Huber enjoyed an incredible career in professional wrestling. He made his name on the independent circuit for years, including work for Chikara and Ring of Honor. Jon joined WWE in 2012 and had a successful run that resulted in him winning the Intercontinental Championship. He was also a former NXT Tag Team Champion with Erick Rowan and won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship twice with three different partners.

In 2020, he became one of the first major stars to jump from WWE to the newly-formed All Elite Wrestling. He had a memorable run there as the leader of the Dark Order faction and held the company’s TNT Championship.

John Huber would’ve been 42 years old. He will forever be remembered for his incredible work inside the ring and by those he loved for who he was outside of it. Our thoughts are with Brodie Lee and his family as we remember his remarkable life and career.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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