WWE Hall of Famer Edge Extends Financial Help to The Late Jon Huber’s Family

Published 02/21/2021, 6:45 AM EST


The wrestling industry is still recovering from the sudden demise of Jon Huber. Huber, who got recognition as Luke Harper in WWE and Brodie Lee in AEW, was loved in both the promotions. Recently, WWE Hall of Famer Edge showed his support for Huber’s family.

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Saturday was the opening of the Hockey Night in Canada, and Royal Rumble 2021 winner, Edge, had the opportunity to cut the opening promo for the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens game.

Edge is a tremendous supporter of the Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils, and NHL in general. In the video package, he spoke about the intense rivalry between the teams, watching them play at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens, and more.

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However. Edge did not sport Maple Leaf’s merch. Instead, he wore a “Jon Huber Forever” tribute t-shirt sold by Violent Gentlemen. Huber was also an ardent Hockey Fan and a supporter of the Maple Leafs.

Following the appearance, the ‘Rated-R superstar‘ got multiple questions regarding the shirt. He addressed them in a tweet saying, “For all of those asking, the Jon Huber Forever shirt I wore tonight is from @ViolentGents with all proceeds going to Jon’s family. Any others are knock-offs that don’t go to his family.”

Edge never met Jon Huber inside the ring

As we all know, Edge had to retire in 2011 because of health complications. The following year, Huber signed a contract with WWE developmental.

In 2012, Huber made his WWE debut as Luke Harper, a ‘brother’ of Bray Wyatt’s family. In a moderately successful WWE career, he won t Tag Team Championships and one Intercontinental Championship.

However, Huber left WWE in 2019 and filed a copyright for his previous wrestling name, Brodie Lee. In 2020, Huber debuted in AEW with this name.

Lee became the AEW TNT Champion after defeating Cody Rhodes. Meanwhile, Edge returned to WWE in 2020 at the Royal Rumble. However, following a Backlash match with Randy Orton, Edge suffered from torn triceps and was sidelined for most of 2020.

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The wrestling world suffered a major blow when Huber passed away at 41 on December 26, 2020. Huber had contracted a lung infection, and Amanda, his widow, revealed the official cause of death to be idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

After his passing, both AEW and WWE Superstars set aside their differences and celebrated his life.

It is great to see Hall of Famer Edge give a tribute and financial aid to someone’s family he never met.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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