Remembering Jon Huber's career and impact in the world of wrestling
As is known to wrestling fans around the world, Jon Huber, known through his professional wrestling career with All Elite Wrestling and WWE as Brodie Lee and Luke Harper, passed away at the age of 41 years old, according to a press release sent out by All Elite Wrestling on Saturday night. Over the course of an 18-year career in the industry, Huber built a reputation, not only as one of the most dynamic and athletic "big" wrestlers, standing at 6 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 275 pounds, but also as one of the most universally respected and loved wrestlers by his colleagues.
His fellow wrestling peers have published countless messages about memories upon hearing the news of his unexpected death, which has undoubtedly left pain and sadness, but at the same time many happy memories have been shared among many, many wrestlers from various professional companies.
Jon Huber, as Luke Harper, on his first visit to Puerto Rico facing Chris Jericho as part of a WWE Live event on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Puerto Rico Coliseum.
Huber competed in WWE from 2012 to 2019, debuting as part of The Wyatt Family, a faction led by Bray Wyatt. During his run at the company, Huber was crowned Intercontinental Champion and Tag Team Champion alongside Eric Rowan at WrestleMania 34. This past March, he joined AEW as Brodie Lee and as the leader of the group The Dark Order as “The Exalted One“ and had magnificent matches against Cody for the TNT Championship, even winning the championship during the episode of AEW Dynamite on August 22.
The great moments inside the ring will always be remembered, but the way in which he positively marked each of the wrestlers with whom he interacted throughout his career, will live forever. An immense loss for the industry to which he dedicated blood, sweat and tears, while always having his children and wife as his main priority. Contralona joins the grief in which Jon Huber's family, friends and fans are going through.
Thanks for the memories and rest in peace Jon.