"WWE is saddened to learn that Jon Huber, known to WWE fans as Luke Harper, passed away today at age 41. Rochester, New York Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. American wrestler and actor, Jonathan Huber, who was best known for his time in WWE, under the ring name, Luke Harper, is dead. Evil-doer Twitter. On June 20, Harper and Rowan lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to Adrian Neville and Corey Graves. The second match on May 24 ended in similar fashion, this time Lee was disqualified for kicking the referee. After the match, Harper and Orton showed tension over the loss. WhatsApp. Lee and Necro Butcher had a rematch under Anything Goes rules on February 27, 2009, which Necro won. During the rest of the time, Luke Harper and the rest of the Wyatt Family begin to take down other wrestlers and is even going after bigger name superstars like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. Along with all members of the Wyatt family, he has a distinguished beard that connects to the sides. 1 contender for the WWE Championship in a four-way elimination match, which was won by Dolph Ziggler and also included Dean Ambrose and The Miz. The father-of-two, who is also known as Brodie Lee, died on Boxing Day at the age of 41 after a hard-fought battle with a non-COVID-19 related lung issue. He was once allied to The Authority. Crimes Died His dress shirt would occasionally change, changing from blue to light brown. On May 22 Lee and Necro faced Maff and the JAPW New Jersey State Champion Charlie Haas in a tag team match, where they put their JAPW careers on the line against the titles of their opponents. 4, and was eliminated by Bray Wyatt Beginning in early March, Harper was involved into a storyline where he was one of many wrestlers stealing Bad News Barrett's Intercontinental Championship belt from Barrett and each other. After signing a developmental contract with WWE, Lee made his farewell appearance for Chikara on March 25, 2012, when he unsuccessfully challenged Eddie Kingston for the Chikara Grand Championship. Can you name the All opponents of Luke Harper / Brodee Lee in WWE / AEW? American Wrestler, Luke Harper Is Dead. Day, and the North Star Express (Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz), Lee and Redwood earned their right to challenge for the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas. Afterwards, Redwood stated that he was not done with Lee, but would prepare himself before their next match. Huber departed WWE in December 2019, subsequently making his AEW debut in March 2020 as "Mr." Brodie Lee and revealing himself to be "The Exalted One", the previously anonymous leader of The Dark Order faction, and won the AEW TNT Championship in August of that year. American wrestler and actor, Jonathan Huber, who was best known for his time in WWE, under the ring name, Luke Harper, is dead. Powers/Skills After the reveal, the Exalted One along with members of The Dark Order proceeded to attack Daniels. Following a win over Bo Dallas and Michael McGillicutty in the semi-finals with Wyatt's interference, Harper and Rowan were defeated in the finals of the tournament by Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey. The wrestling world has been hit by a huge bereavement in these hours. In March Delirious turned on the Age of the Fall and on May 30 he defeated Lee in his final ROH match to date. His dress shirt would occasionally change, changing from blue to light brown. On December 4 at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, Wyatt and Orton, who had recently joined The Wyatt Family, captured the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, and three days later it was announced that Harper had been sanctioned as champion as well, making him eligible to defend the title under the "Freebird Rule". In April 2008, Lee's bullying of smaller wrestlers led to Claudio Castagnoli issuing a challenge to him. He officially became a babyface starting April 2009 when the rivalry between 2CW and NWA Upstate had subsided. Ring names [158] Harper and Orton continued having problems with each other, leading to a match between the two on the January 24 SmackDown Live, where Orton was victorious. He would eventually unmask while still using the Huberboy #2 name. Weight However, a promo was revealed showing Harper (now Brodie Lee) as the Exalted One. In August, Lee aligned himself with the Olsen Twins (Colin and Jimmy) and adopted the nickname "Big Rig" and a more serious gimmick of a trucker. After Orton and Wyatt unsuccessfully challenged American Alpha for the title on the January 10, 2017, SmackDown Live, Harper and Orton got into a shoving match, which led to Harper accidentally superkicking Wyatt. Luke Harper using the Discus Clothesline on Kofi Kingston. Huber #2Brodie LeeLuke HarperHarper From 2003 to 2012, Huber worked on the independent circuit under the Brodie Lee ring name, most notably in Chikara, Squared Circle Wrestling (2CW), Ring of Honor (ROH), Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA), and internationally for Dragon Gate in Japan. In May 2011, Lee entered the 12 Large: Summit, set to determine the inaugural Chikara Grand Champion, but was forced to pull out of the tournament following his first match, after suffering an injury. Jonathan Huber (December 16, 1979 – December 26, 2020) was an American professional wrestler. In late 2008, Lee aligned himself with Eddie Kingston and Grizzly Redwood to form a stable called The Roughnecks. Lee started off as a heel aligned with the rival promotion NWA Upstate. After the match Nick Gage attacked Maff and joined the Hillbilly Wrecking Crew, replacing Murdoch, who had left the company. Over the next few months, Harper and Rowan went on a winning streak over many teams, until Cody Rhodes and Goldust handed them their first loss on the October 11 episode of SmackDown. 768 Actualités sports 2020 630 Age, Height, Weight, and Net Worth of Luke Harper. Lee regained the title on April 13, 2012, in a four-way match with Jay Freddie, Slyck Wagner Brown and Kevin Steen, who stole the belt after the match. At Elimination Chamber on February 12, Harper was defeated by Orton in a singles match. After a series of video vignettes aimed at Dolph Ziggler, Harper made his return to TV during the closing moments of the November 10 Raw, throwing an unconscious Ziggler at Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's feet, expressing his desire to join their team at Survivor Series against John Cena's. American wrestler and actor, Jonathan Huber, who was best known for his time in WWE, under the ring name, Luke Harper, i He c… Four days later, Harper returned in the final match of the SmackDown brand pay-per-view No Mercy, helping Bray Wyatt defeat Randy Orton by distracting Orton, thus joining the SmackDown roster. Facebook. The following day Lee defeated Jimmy Jacobs, Kyle O'Reilly, Mike Quackenbush, Rich Swann and Silas Young in a six-way match. Wrestling under the name Luke Harper in WWE, Huber won the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship as Wrestlemania 34, in 2018. He was in the ring with some of the top stars in the company, … On January 28, 2011, at United: NYC, Lee, now representing the heel group Blood Warriors, defeated Jimmy Jacobs in a singles match. On December 21, 2010, Lee made his debut for Japanese promotion Dragon Gate in Tokyo, where he, representing the Warriors stable, defeated Kzy. On March 27, The Roughnecks lost their King of Trios opening round match to Team Uppercut (Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli and Dave Taylor). 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) On the October 19 Raw, Erick Rowan returned to The Wyatt Family when he filled in for Harper (who was unable to show for personal reasons). Lee would return to the company two months later, defeating Equinox in a rematch and starting a streak of not being pinned or submitted that would last for the rest of the year. He was portrayed by the late Jonathan Huber. On January 24, 2016, Harper competed in the Royal Rumble with fellow Wyatt Family members and he was eliminated by Brock Lesnar, but returned to the ring later on with the Wyatts to eliminate Lesnar. Main roster WWE's official website announced on the 27th that US professional wrestler John Hoover, who was active under the ring name of Luke Harper at WWE and Brodie Lee at AEW US wrestler Jon Huber has been honoured by some of the biggest names in the industry, after dying from a non-COVID related lung illness. Hobby He would occasionally wear a grey or black elbow pad on one arm. After being trained by Kirby Marcos and Rik Matrix in Rochester, New York, and Tony Mamaluke in Schenectady, New York, Huber made his professional wrestling debut for Roc City Wrestling in late 2002, working under a mask as Huberboy #2. Harper WWE extends its condolences to Huber's family, friends and fans." December 16, 1979(1979-12-16) Lee originally was not scheduled to wrestle at the event, but was instead visiting backstage with friends. The rivalry between Harper and Rowan was seemingly ended at Backlash on May 21, where Harper defeated Rowan. On August 29 Lee entered the Countdown Showdown battle royal and was dominating the match, before being eliminated by Redwood. ... All opponents of Luke Harper / Brodee Lee in WWE / AEW Quiz Stats. For most of his WWE career, he was closely associated with Wyatt Family members Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan. He was reportedly in rough shape two months ago. Huber made a name for himself initially as an independent wrestler, plying his trade on promotions including Dragon Gate and Combat Zone Wrestling. Huber first got into wrestling as a backyard wrestler, performing under the ring name Huberboy #2 with the likes of Colin Delaney and his real-life brother, who worked as Huberboy #1. Harper reunited with Bray Wyatt on July 19 at Battleground by helping him defeat Roman Reigns.This led to a tag team match between Harper and Wyatt against Reigns and Dean Ambrose at SummerSlam, which The Wyatt Family lost after Reigns pinned Wyatt. The Warriors stable turned heel on January 14, 2011, when they attacked Masato Yoshino and World–1, aligning themselves with Naruki Doi's group, though Lee himself was not present, as he was snowed in and could not make the show. Lee originally was not scheduled to wrestle at the event, but was instead visiting backstage with friends. In early 2014, Harper took part in the Wyatt Family's feud with The Shield, while also supporting Bray Wyatt in his feud with John Cena through WrestleMania XXX. He was in the ring with some of the top stars in the company, … In the end Lee managed to pin Haas, after Maff had turned on him, to become the new JAPW New Jersey State Champion. WWE Star, Luke Harper Dies At 41-Popular wrestler, Luke Harper whose real name is Jonathan Huber, has sadly died at the age of 41, it has been confirmed. He would occasionally wear a grey or black elbow pad on one arm. On May 8, 2010, Lee made his debut for Dragon Gate USA, defeating Cheech, Cloudy, Kyle O'Reilly, Phil Atlas, Xtremo, Brent B. and Anthony Fiasco in a dark eight–way fray elimination match, prior to the tapings of the Uprising pay-per-view. Lee returned to Evolve on May 20, 2011, in a match, where he was defeated by Sami Callihan via submission. Later that year, unmasked and began working as Brodie Lee for Rochester Pro Wrestling (RPW). The following night on Raw, Braun Strowman joined Harper and Wyatt as the new third member of the Wyatt Family. After the match, Lee and Akebono had to be separated from one another by the rest of Dragon Gate USA's locker room. He returned on October 24 to a huge ovation, although he was still a heel, leading NWA Upstate to a victory in an eight-man tag team main event. Signing with WWE in 2012, he assumed the name Luke Harper and was sent to WWE's developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), before debuting in NXT as a member of The Wyatt Family. Huber made his debut for Philadelphia-based Chikara on March 24, 2007, at Time Will Prove Everything, using the "The Right Stuff" Brodie Lee gimmick and losing to Equinox. Luke Harper's blue dress shirt attire shown in WWE 2k15. (WWE) Huber started wresting for AEW in March 2020 and was immediately put into a main role. The Wyatt Family, represented by Harper and Orton, lost the SmackDown Tag Team Championship to American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan) in a four-way elimination match on the December 27 SmackDown Live. WWEWWE NXT "WWE is saddened to learn that Jon Huber, known to WWE fans as Luke Harper, has died today at the age of 41. 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