• CM Punk Explains How Brodie Lee’s Death Played A Part In Him Signing With AEW
Jon Huber (Luke Harper in WWE / Brodie Lee in AEW) passed away on December 26, 2020, at the age of 41, due to Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
During a recent interview with Charly Arnolt (fka Charly Caruso in WWE) on ESPN SportsNation, CM Punk explained how Huber’s death played a part in him signing with All Elite Wrestling.
Here’s what Punk said:
“One of the big things that turned me onto them and made me consider going there, was you know…unfortunately we, the wrestling world, lost Brodie Lee last November, last December, I’m sorry.
His sickness and everything that came with it was known in the company, but they kept it so secret. Wrestlers will always tell you, ‘Oh the boys, we’re a big family, we care about each other in the wrestling business…” And none of that is entirely true, but to see everyone in the company band together just to keep a secret about somebody’s health, I was blown away by that.
I was blown away that it wasn’t plastered all over every single website, and it was just kept secret. That made me go, ‘Well there’s something to that locker room’.”
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• On This Day In WWF History (September 1, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF Unforgiven 2001’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
– Billy Gunn vs. Mike Awesome
– Scotty 2 Hotty vs. Tommy Dreamer
– Chris Kanyon vs. Essa Rios
– The Dudley Boyz vs. Kaientai