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It is absolutely shocking to see Brodie Lee (aka Luke Harper at WWE) pass during the prime of his career at only age 41 and illustrates well the fragility of life even at a young age. His wife said he passed due to a non-Covid related “lung issue”. I had noticed that he hadn't been on AEW in recent weeks despite the rest of the "Dark Order", the group he was leading, still being on there. His character was of a very intimidating big man. This was in stark contrast to him in real life. The following shows how much he was loved, and he was especially remembered as a great father and husband as per the numerous tributes to him here:

The wrestling world mourns the loss of Brodie Lee (espn.com)

After tweeting daily through the day of his last match, a classic and very physically demanding “dog collar” match vs Cody Rhodes on October 7th, he had no more tweets.

May Brodie Lee (real name Jon Huber) rest in peace.
 
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Yes, that was a shock. They didn't mention anything about him since he was last on Dynamite. I wonder what kind of lung issue could have caused his death so quickly.
 

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Yes, that was a shock. They didn't mention anything about him since he was last on Dynamite. I wonder what kind of lung issue could have caused his death so quickly.
I'm a bit confused. Didn't he appear to be well for that very physically demanding Oct 7th dog collar match? But then he made only one more tweet just afterward at 10:36 PM saying simply, "Much respect to Cody Rhodes." After that, not a single tweet and he had been tweeting at least once a day for many months. It almost seems as if that match may have lead to something. Or else it is just a coincidence on the timing.
 

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It really is bizarre. Only thing I can think of would be pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, or lung cancer. But I think info would have gotten out if he had lung cancer or cystic fibrosis. Of course, no one knew Chadwick Boseman had cancer before he died.
 

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It really is bizarre. Only thing I can think of would be pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, or lung cancer. But I think info would have gotten out if he had lung cancer or cystic fibrosis. Of course, no one knew Chadwick Boseman had cancer before he died.
If he had CF he wouldn’t have been wrestling. Ever. Average lifespan for someone with CF is early 40’s, but they don’t ever become competitive athletes.

Edit: there are very few competitive athletes that have CF. Only one, a rugby player, plays a contact sport.


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I saw this online.

“The company knew. I guess that Jon’s wife pretty much told everyone in the company but they didn’t want it out so it wasn’t out, what the situation was with his lungs not working essentially,” said Dave Meltzer. “He had been hospitalized since the end of October.”

“So, he did the match with Cody and the idea was for him to be off for a couple of weeks, with the idea that he took such a brutal beating and then when he was off, that’s when he got sick.”

“After the match, he had done a workout on his peloton bicycle and he got really tired and he couldn’t figure out why. He couldn’t finish his workout. Shortly thereafter, maybe two weeks after that, is where it got bad. I don’t know all the details, I’m sure that they will all come out in time, but essentially his lungs stopped working. It got really grave and they were aware of how grave it was, at least at the end.”

Just really bizarre. I don't know what could have caused him to die so quickly if it wasn't covid. I guess it could have been pneumonia. I think they would have known before then if he had lung cancer.
 

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I saw this online.

“The company knew. I guess that Jon’s wife pretty much told everyone in the company but they didn’t want it out so it wasn’t out, what the situation was with his lungs not working essentially,” said Dave Meltzer. “He had been hospitalized since the end of October.”

“So, he did the match with Cody and the idea was for him to be off for a couple of weeks, with the idea that he took such a brutal beating and then when he was off, that’s when he got sick.”

“After the match, he had done a workout on his peloton bicycle and he got really tired and he couldn’t figure out why. He couldn’t finish his workout. Shortly thereafter, maybe two weeks after that, is where it got bad. I don’t know all the details, I’m sure that they will all come out in time, but essentially his lungs stopped working. It got really grave and they were aware of how grave it was, at least at the end.”

Just really bizarre. I don't know what could have caused him to die so quickly if it wasn't covid. I guess it could have been pneumonia. I think they would have known before then if he had lung cancer.
From your post:

“Shortly thereafter, maybe two weeks after that, is where it got bad. I don’t know all the details, “

If it took two weeks to get really bad, why did he not tweet anything starting the very next day after having tweeted practically every single day for many months? Does that make sense?
 

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Well this royal rumble match has me excited! At the royal Rumble


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Whos next!?
Drew McIntyre is next! Goldberg has 2 matches a year this year and next. So 4 matches on his contract and I suppose he retires after that.


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Drew McIntyre is next! Goldberg has 2 matches a year this year and next. So 4 matches on his contract and I suppose he retires after that.


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Have you been watching Stiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing on AEW? He’s been on every week for about the last 4-5!

Did you see their tribute to Brodie Lee/Luke Harper? Eric Rowan/Redbeard, his former “Bludgeon Brother”, even made a surprise appearance.

Did you notice that Big E’s armband had “Brodie Lee” on it?

As a good dad and husband that you are, you’d probably appreciate how Brodie/Luke was remembered. They never stopped praising him for the great dad and husband he was. His family was there and his oldest son, “Brodie, Jr.” (8 years old) even decided on who would be on one side of the headline tag match based on his favorite wrestlers. He was presented in the ring with a special championship belt that he could keep for life. I bet @Brick Tamland would have appreciated this. I’ve never seen a tribute quite like this!
 

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Have you been watching Stiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing on AEW? He’s been on every week for about the last 4-5!

Did you see their tribute to Brodie Lee/Luke Harper? Eric Rowan/Redbeard, his former “Bludgeon Brother”, even made a surprise appearance.

Did you notice that Big E’s armband has “Brodie Lee” on it?

As a good dad and husband that you are, you’d probably appreciate how Brodie/Luke was remembered. They never stopped praising him for the great dad and husband he was. His family was there and his oldest son, “Brodie, Jr.” even decided on who would be on one side of the headline tag match based on his favorite wrestlers. He was presented in the ring with a special championship belt that he could keep for life. I bet @Brick Tamland would have appreciated this. I’ve never seen a tribute quite like this!
I definitely enjoy the old stars of sting. I’m gonna have to pay more attention to Brodie I saw pics recently of him and his son they where super cute!


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Another great AEW show last night, especially the title match with Omega and Fenix. Then seeing Gallows and Anderson from Impact come in to help Omega beat down Moxley, and the Young Bucks come out to reform the Bullet Club was awesome and a big shock. I love what they are doing with the crossover with Impact.
 

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Another great AEW show last night, especially the title match with Omega and Fenix. Then seeing Gallows and Anderson from Impact come in to help Omega beat down Moxley, and the Young Bucks come out to reform the Bullet Club was awesome and a big shock. I love what they are doing with the crossover with Impact.
Bullet Club? Oh wow, I can't wait to see! I wonder if that means WWE's Finn Balor is going to come to AEW. You can't talk about Bullet Club without also including Finn Balor, THE starter of it in Japan (then known as "Prince Devitt").
 

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Bullet Club? Oh wow, I can't wait to see! I wonder if that means WWE's Finn Balor is going to come to AEW. You can't talk about Bullet Club without also including Finn Balor, THE starter of it in Japan (then known as "Prince Devitt").
Well, they aren't calling it the Bullet Club, but they were all in the group in NJPW, and they did the hand signal together.
 

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AEW. Saw Tully freaking Blanchard wrestle. Hadnt seen him since 1986. He was wrestling with 2 others in a 3 on 3 brawl. JJ Dillon (formerly of NWA) was their manager. Someone from the crowd came in and interferred in the match causing Tully's team to win. He joined them on stage after the 3 count and they held up the 4 horsemen sign. Arn Anderson came out with a rugged expression, then gave them the thumbs up.

Hadnt seen JJ Dillon or Tully Blanchard since the mid to late 80s. That was crazy.
 

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AEW. Saw Tully freaking Blanchard wrestle. Hadnt seen him since 1986. He was wrestling with 2 others in a 3 on 3 brawl. JJ Dillon (formerly of NWA) was their manager. Someone from the crowd came in and interferred in the match causing Tully's team to win. He joined them on stage after the 3 count and they held up the 4 horsemen sign. Arn Anderson came out with a rugged expression, then gave them the thumbs up.

Hadnt seen JJ Dillon or Tully Blanchard since the mid to late 80s. That was crazy.
AEW is great. I hope @Jessy89 checks it out. For those familiar with Bullet Club, I just saw an episode from a month or so ago with a revival of sorts of some of that group (Young Bucks, Gallows and Anderson).
 

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AEW is great. I hope @Jessy89 checks it out. For those familiar with Bullet Club, I just saw an episode from a month or so ago with a revival of sorts of some of that group (Young Bucks, Gallows and Anderson).
AEW has been awesome. When the WCW disbanded, I wish an organization had formed to keep those people active and in the spotlight while bringing in some newcomers. I Stopped watching after 2003 or so, but this organization, AEW, has got me back interested.
 

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AEW is great. I hope @Jessy89 checks it out. For those familiar with Bullet Club, I just saw an episode from a month or so ago with a revival of sorts of some of that group (Young Bucks, Gallows and Anderson).
I’ll say I’m pretty thrilled with sting and even big show. I was nervous with sting taking a power bomb. Very impressed he’s 64 it’s awesome he can still go.


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AEW Revolution has been good so far. Really looking forward to the ladder match, the exploding barbed wire match between Omega and Moxley, and seeing who the big new addition is.
 

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AEW Revolution has been good so far. Really looking forward to the ladder match, the exploding barbed wire match between Omega and Moxley, and seeing who the big new addition is.
You know the new addition is going to be Paul Wight wrestling
 

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I’ll say I’m pretty thrilled with sting and even big show. I was nervous with sting taking a power bomb. Very impressed he’s 64 it’s awesome he can still go.


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Sting is only 61 but still that is impressive!
 

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Does the AEW have enough name recognition in the stables to garner more fans, or do they need a few more household names in the industry to come on board with them to grow the organization?
 
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