Brodie Lee Jr., the elder son of late wrestler Jon Huber, has been signed by AEW with a lifetime contract.
Tony Schiavone revealed on this week’s episode of What Happened When with Tony Schiavone that AEW has actually signed Brodie Lee Jr. to a legitimate contract. It was done a couple of weeks before Jon Huber’s death. The company plans to have Lee Jr. son on the AEW roster when he grows older.
Jon Huber, also known as Mr. Brodie Lee in AEW and Luke Harper in WWE, passed away last Saturday after suffering from some lung issues. He was hospitalized at the end of October this year and was in the hospital until his death on the day after Christmas.
AEW earlier had Brodie Lee Jr. win the AEW World Championship after recent AEW Dynamite tapings in a sweet gesture in the holiday season. Tony Schiavone informed that the contract with Lee Jr. was signed before that.
Brodie Lee Jr. TNT Champion for Life
AEW presented AEW Dynamite: Brodie Lee Celebration Of Life special tonight. The show featured tributes from many of stars from AEW. At the end of the show , AEW President CEO Tony Khan named Brodie Lee Jr., or as he was introduced, the negative one in The Dark Order the “TNT Champion for life”.
Brodie Lee Jr. was awarded the AEW TNT Championship belt as the show closed. On the AEW post-show, Tony Schiavone confirmed that the belt design for the TNT Championship was retired not the championship itself.
It was also informed that a new belt design will be made as Darby Allin will defend the TNT Championship against Brian Cage on night two of AEW Dynamite: New Year’s Smash.