AEW President Tony Khan and Amanda Huber Honor Brodie Lee’s Legacy with a Great Gesture

Published 09/30/2021, 7:45 AM EDT


The pro-wrestling business lost a gem last year when former TNT Champion, Brodie Lee, real name Jon Huber, went on to his Heavenly abode leaving everything behind.

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Last night’s AEW Dynamite was held in Lee’s hometown Rochester, New York to honor his legacy and what had he achieved in his wrestling career. However, the Huber Family had much more to offer for people in need, by starting the ‘Jon Huber Legacy Foundation’.

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AEW arranged a ‘Jon Huber Foundation’ ceremony before tonight’s AEW kicked off. The fans saw Negative 1 (Brodie Lee’s eldest son) making his way out using the same elevator which Cody Rhodes uses for his entrance.

Brodie Lee must be so proud, watching from above

Jon Huber, aka Brodie Lee’s family, announced a non-profit creation called the ‘Jon Huber Legacy Foundation’ in which the foundation will look to provide support to people who could not take the next step because of their family obligations in the creative field.

Lee’s family made the announcement just before the event kicked off to honor the legacy of the late Brodie Lee. His wife, Amanda Lee, addressed the crowd and recalled the aim of the foundation.

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“Jon almost gave up on his dream of wrestling because of his family but he got the call to move up to WWE while we were in the hospital with our first child. I can’t think of a better way of honoring his commitment to family and his career than to help other people who are facing the same dilemma.” she said.

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Brodie Lee passed away on December 26, 2020, at 41 in Florida. He passed away because of a lung illness called Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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The news of his passing shook the world of pro-wrestling and athletes from different sports shared their condolences.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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