The passing of AEW superstar Brodie Lee (real name Jon Huber) continues to affect the pro-wrestling industry, with a number of wrestlers from last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw paying tribute to the former multi-time champion. AEW President Tony Khan even changed up the schedule for this week’s New Year’s Smash special, replacing it with a tribute show for the fallen Dark Order leader.
Earlier this morning Lee’s wife, Amanda Huber, took to Instagram to release the final text message exchange she had with the former TNT champion, as well as commenting on the difficulties the last few days have brought.
It’s been 56 hours. 56 hours since you left. It’s been weird navigating this storm without you.
I was showing @margaret.stalvey videos of you tonight and this is one of the last videos I have. I remember in the moment mentioning you the Johnny Cash quote about paradise. You rolled your eyes and smiled. You knew I was right, but would never admit it. Playing with the dogs, Nolan “SUPERCHARGED” running, and Brodie chasing the dogs.
I got angry looking at your last texts. We had so much we planned. Then I got tagged in old pictures. Pictures I forgot existed. Pictures that remind we of the life we built. The storms we weathered. I’ve loved you since that first night we stayed up all night talking. I knew you were “it”. The weird things we had in common, the ease I was able to talk to you, but most of all your sense of humor. You could make me laugh like nobody else ever could. I LITERALLY “busted a gut” which you were SO proud of (that’s another story for another time)
Wednesday’s @allelitewrestling show @aewontnt will be a testament to the person you were. @tonyrkhan has poured so much thought and love into it, I know you’d be awe-struck. I can’t wait.
You had this infectious personality that made everyone fall in love with you. The kind words and stories and photos that have been shared have struck me to my core. The beautiful artwork is a testament to how you made people feel. I’m reposting some of them (which I hope is ok).
Check out Huber’s statement, along with images of her final texts, below.