• “It god damn kills me to know I’ll never be able to do that again” – Seth Rollins On Looking Forward To Brodie Lee
After the passing of Brodie Lee, everyone in the pro-wrestling world has come forward to pay tribute to The Exalted One.
Former WWE Champion Seth Rollins took to Instagram to write a long post about Lee, in which he described how great he was as a colleague and a human being.
“I was hoping at some point that the perfect words would come to me, but the truth is I still can’t even come to terms with reality on this one. My heart is so broken. I loved Brodie. He was truly all the great things everyone has already said he is and if you ever met him you’d have known it in an instant.
He was a loving husband. A devoted father. He was a kind soul. A loyal friend. He was a grinder too, man. Passionate and thoughtful. Smart and funny. Dude had an infectious laugh and was such a sh*t stirrer. He was a person I looked forward to…and it god damn kills me to know I’ll never be able to do that again…
Back in FCW, I vouched HARD for Brodie to get hired at WWE based on knowing and working with him briefly in ROH. We spent a little time in Tampa together, but The Shield debut took me on the road pretty soon after he moved down. Luckily, the Wyatt Family followed us out of developmental shortly thereafter and let me tell you he was a real treat to have on the road. That’s where we really got to know each other.
I’ll always love him for prodding Bray and Braun to see how far they’d take their ridiculous oneupsmanship. He was often a monitor sellout because we’d all be waiting to see how many of Dana’s poses he’d sneak in during his match. He even came to me to try CrossFit when he wanted to lean up. I think he hated burpees more than I do.
Funnily enough, he and I almost came to blows backstage during the Shield/Wyatt series. We were both so fired up trying to do right by our respective squads that we tended to get a little snippy towards each other. It was the best. He was the best.
And I’m smiling so big as I’m remembering all this good stuff, fighting back tears. I thought writing this would just be all crying and sadness, but it’s impossible to remember Brodie without laughing. He was just a light of good energy.
I looked up to Brodie. Not just because he was a physical mountain of a man, but because of how he was as a father and husband. And as I venture into those realms myself now, I really hope I can carry a bit of him with me. I hope I can be to my family even a little of what he was to his.
Love you, big man. Miss you already.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (December 28, 1991) – WCW World Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1991, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW World Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped from the Center Stage Theatre Center in Atlanta, Georgia and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1991’ PPV.
The card of the show can be found here:
Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Steamboat vs. John Peterson & Chris Sullivan
Int: Dangerous Alliance
WCW Top 10
Cactus Jack vs. Ian Weston
WCW Magazine: Starrcade ‘91
Terry Taylor vs. Rick Ryder
P.N. News vs. Mr. Hughes
Bobby Eaton vs. Joey Maggs
Larry Zbyszko vs. Scott Sandlin
Johnny B. Badd vs. Chuck Coates
The Young Pistols vs. Butch Malone & Don Michaels
Clip: Marcus Bagwell vs. John Peterson