• Steve Austin Reacts To Luke Harper’s Death
Jon Huber (Luke Harper in WWE and Brodie Lee in AEW) passed away on December 26 at the age of 41 due to double lung failure.
The Wrap asked WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin to give his thoughts on this unfortunate situation, and here’s what Austin said:
“I just absolutely couldn’t believe it because the guy was a tremendous hand in the business, but he was a sweetheart of a guy.
When he was in WWE, we would talk every now and then on the phone just about his character and what he was doing. And then we stopped talking and he kept going and he finally ended up in AEW. And I didn’t know his real name from his WWE name. And I was like, ‘Holy cow, this guy is so young.’ And then I didn’t know what had happened.
There’s just an absolute tragedy of a guy who everybody in the business absolutely loved and adored. That’s the kind of guy he was. So really, really shocking to me.
I won’t drop his name, but he goes, ‘I’ve never seen anything like it. He wasn’t necessarily in the main event in WWE, but that even speaks to who he was as a person because everybody gravitated towards him and it wasn’t like they had to because he was a top guy. They gravitated toward him because he was a great guy, a really good wrestler, but a fantastic human being.’”
WATCH: Brodie Lee (Luke Harper) Saves Mustafa Ali From Breaking His Neck At WrestleMania 35:
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 16, 2000) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was taped at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2000’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
1. Kurt Angle vs. Christian
2. Jeff Hardy vs. Prince Albert
3. D’Lo Brown vs. Bubba Ray Dudley
4. Rikishi & Too Cool vs. Mean Street Posse