Stone Cold Steve Austin recently spoke about Luke Harper/Brodie Lee on The Wrap while he was promoting “Straight up Steve Austin”; the second season will premiere on the USA Network. Brodie Lee or Luke Harper recently passed away.
His real name was Jon Huber. He used the name Brodie Lee while he was working for All Elite Wrestling. Luke Harper was his ring name when he was working with WWE. Jon was 41 years old when he died on the 26th of December. HIs death was due to a lung issue, but it was not related to COVID.
Austin spoke about the telephone conversations that he had with Jon a while back.
Stone Cold on His Telephone Conversations with Brodie Lee
"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," Austin said.
"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." Austin then spoke about a conversation that he had with a “very close friend” that “has done very well” in the professional wrestling industry. "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," Austin said. "They gravitated toward him because he was a great guy, a really good wrestler, but a fantastic human being.'
" Stone Cold Steve Austin is one of the most popular WWE wrestlers of all time. Many people believe that his feud with Vince McMahon during the Attitude Era was the reason why WCW lost the Monday Night Wars. Stone Cold was known for being a fantastic heel and a great in-ring performer.
Due to various neck injuries, Stone Cold had to retire early and hasn’t competed ever since his last match with The Rock.