His last televised battle was a bloody fight versus Cody Rhodes, an AEW superstar, in October.
Mr. Rhodes wrote in a social networks homage that it was an honor to share his final match with Mr. Huber, who he said was “a family guy and first-class person.”
Referring to Mr. Huber as “Big Rig,” Mr. Rhodes said Mr. Huber was a “gifted professional athlete and storyteller and his gift beyond that was to challenge you, and he set the bar really high.”
Mr. Hubers death resounded among other battling stars.
” Totally devastated over the loss of Jon,” Hulk Hogan composed on Twitter. “Such an excellent skill and remarkable human being! RIP my bro.”
Jon Huber, a pro wrestler known in the ring as Luke Harper and Brodie Lee, died on Saturday. He was 41.
His death followed a fight with a “lung concern” unassociated to Covid-19, his partner, Amanda Huber, said on Instagram.
Aside from his better half, he is endured by his 2 kids.
Mr. Huber increased to fame with World Wrestling Entertainment, where he was understood for his soft-spoken strength in the ring.
During his time with WWE, he found success in the independent circuit prior to joining the NXT brand name.
He battled other battling stars, including The Shield, Kane, Daniel Bryan, John Cena and the Usos, utilizing a mix of “aggressive offense and lunatic mind video games,” WWE said.
Mr. Huber “moved with an uncommon quickness for a 6-foot-5 monster,” his biography on WWE stated. “His jaw-rattling clotheslines and crazy dives to the outdoors knocked down anybody who attempted to step throughout the ring from him.”
In 2014, he won the global championship and later on the SmackDown Tag Team and NXT Tag Team championships.
” Whether powerbombing rivals off ladders or standing toe-to-toe with John Cena, Harper left an indisputable mark– and on some super stars, a literal one in the kind of a scar– on WWE and NXT,” WWE said.
Mr. Huber joined All Elite Wrestling, a WWE rival, this year as “The Exalted One.”
Over the summer, he won the All Elite Wrestling TNT Championship.
” In an industry filled with good individuals, Jon Huber was exceptionally appreciated and cherished in every way– a captivating and strong talent, a thoughtful mentor and simply a really kind soul that starkly contradicted his personality as Mr. Brodie Lee,” AEW said in a statement.