• WWE Taped Video Package & Tributes For Luke Harper Prior To RAW
The last RAW of 2020 kicked off with an “In Memory Of” graphic for Jon Huber (Luke Harper / Brodie Lee), who passed away 3 days ago.
After that, RAW commentator Tom Phillips said “It’s Monday, you know what that means”. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre also said the same in his promo in the opening segment. For those who don’t know, it’s a line that Huber used to write every day on Twitter.
Xavier Woods also wore an arm band which had “Brodie” written on it, and also used a Discus Clothesline on Cedric Alexander in an 8-Man Tag Team match to pay tribute to Huber.
You can watch it below:
However, some people wanted WWE to air a video package or have a 10-bell salute for Huber, which did not happen.
According to PWInsider, tributes to Huber were taped yesterday prior to RAW, but when they’ll air is unknown.
Fightful also noted that a video package for Huber was made, but it’s unknown when or where it will air.
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• On This Day In WWF History (December 29, 2009) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2009, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend “Dr. Death” Steve Williams at the age of 49 due to throat cancer.
During his career, Williams wrestled for some of the biggest and most famous wrestling companies ever, such as the World Wrestling Federation (1998-1999), World Championship Wrestling (1988-1990, 1992, 1999) , Extreme Championship Wrestling (1996, 1997), UWF/Mid-South Wrestling (1982-1987) and All Japan Pro Wrestling.
In 1995, Jim Ross pushed hard for McMahon to bring Dr. Death to the World Wrestling Federation, with J.R. intending to get a legitimate tough guy who could shut up The Kliq and be immune to their bullsh*t and backstage politics.
Williams received an offer and was already booked to win the 1995 King of the Ring tournament and get the main event push that came with it, but unfortunately he was still contractually obligated to work several upcoming AJPW shows, so it was impossible for him to accept the WWF’s offer.
He was the favorite to win the infamous Brawl For All tournament in 1998/1999, but competed with an injury, which caused him to lose to Bart Gunn, who ended up winning the entire thing.
† REST IN PEACE DR. DEATH
May 14, 1960 – December 29, 2009