The world of professional wrestling suffered a great loss with the passing of Brodie Lee. Many stories about how great of a human being Lee was were shared and wrestlers continue to pay tribute to him.
Brodie Lee passed away last year on December 26 due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a rare condition that causes lung tissue to become irreversibly thickened and stiff.
While speaking with Men’s Health, Brodie’s mother Amanda Huber noted that Jon would not have been too keen on his son starting out in wrestling so soon. Brodie Lee Jr. then stated that he believes his father would be happy if he could see wrestling making him happy.
“He would tell you he absolutely hates it, but I could tell you that deep down, in his heart, he would be just bubbling over the moon,” Amanda Huber stated in the interview.
She went on to address those who feel that AEW exploited Brodie Lee’s passing.
“That’s not it, either! Such grace and such kindness … that I personally don’t feel like they’ve exploited him, or taken advantage of us. Everything’s always felt to me like it’s done with nothing but love. I think people are skeptical and pessimistic and assume that it’s a lot more sinister than it is.”
“Again, everybody would have a different way of handling this. I’m doing my best. I’m trying. There’s a good chance I’m screwing something up along the way,” she says.
Brodie Lee Jr. said then, “I bet if he was here, he would probably change his mind. He just wanted me to be happy. If he were here, to have him see me be in the happiest place, me being in the happiest mood, I feel like that would brighten up his day. (Being involved) helps me because, like, I am ‘Carrying the Legacy’ of my dad. I do it because I love it. And my dad did it.”
Brodie Lee’s contributions to the pro wrestling world will never be forgotten. This is because fans and peers alike will always remember him one way or the other.
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