WWE Hall of Famer Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler Acknowledges the Professionalism of Brodie Lee

Published 12/28/2020, 12:27 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 04: Luke Harper attends Wale’s 5th Annual Wale Maniacaption at Sony Hall on April 4, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)


On December 27th 2020, the world of wrestling lost one of its best and brightest stars. AEW Superstar Brodie Lee tragically passed away at 41.

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The wrestler was suffering from a non-COVID related lung disease as explained by his wife Amanda Huber. As members of the wrestling community paid tribute to his legacy and his essence of humanity, Jerry Lawler explained why he liked him so much.

Jerry Lawler appreciates the professional conduct of Brodie Lee

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When Lawler was a commentator for Monday Night Raw, there would be several times when his announcer’s desk would get destroyed. That is one of the most eye-popping moments in modern day wrestling. While this is enjoyable for a fan, it is very inconvenient for a commentator like Lawler.

According to him, Luke Harper would harm none of Jerry’s personal items or his notes. “On several occasions he destroyed our announce table but when he was done, my phone was untouched, my notes and run sheets undisturbed and my monitor intact. Then he would look back and give me a wink!”

Lawler respected Lee’s work ethic and praised him for being so incredibly respectful towards not just a senior wrestler, but a prop in the whole WWE presentation. Such is the kindness and goodness of Jon Huber. The wrestling world will miss him dearly.

Luke Harper’s WWE career

As a member of the Wyatt Family, Luke Harper was nothing more than a pawn in Bray Wyatt’s mind games. He played his role as a creepy henchman to absolute perfection. Of course, his pure wrestling ability shone through his brilliant character work, and he was instantly pushed as a future main event Superstar.

Harper broke out of the Wyatt Family’s shadow towards the end of 2014. He was a crucial part of Team Authority during their titanic clash against Team Cena at Survivor Series.

In the run up to the match, he also defeated Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship. The two would put on a brilliant ladder match for the title which Ziggler would win.

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After feuding with the likes of Dean Ambrose, the Undertaker and Roman Reigns, Harper was ready to branch out as a singles wrestler. WWE set in motion the perfect plan to have Harper look like the breakout star he was meant to be.

Instead, Randy Orton was the receiver of the push, and it sidelined Harper. After several attempts at repackaging him, WWE finally released him in 2019.

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His AEW career has proven to be far more significant than his long WWE run. Despite that, Brodie Lee will be celebrated as one of the best across the rival promotions. Such was the amount of love wrestlers had for Brodie Lee.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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