Jonathan Huber was born on December 16, 1979, in Rochester, New York. He was best known for his time in WWE under the ring names Luke Harper and Harper. Huber made his debut for Chikara on March 24, 2007, using the ring name Huberboy #2. He came up with the name Brodie Lee from the movie Mallrats by combining the names of actor Jason Lee and his character Brodie Bruce. He died on December 26, 2020 at the age of 41 in Jacksonville, Florida, after hospitalization for lung problems.
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Jonathan Huber was born on December 16, 1979, in Rochester, New York. He was best known for his time in WWE under the ring names Luke Harper and Harper. Huber made his debut for Chikara on March 24, 2007, using the ring name Huberboy #2. He came up with the name Brodie Lee from the movie Mallrats by combining the names of actor Jason Lee and his character Brodie Bruce, though his style and appearance have also brought comparisons to Bruiser Brody. He died on December 26, 2020 at the age of 41 in Jacksonville, Florida, after hospitalization for lung problems. He made his AEW debut in March 2020 as \”Mr.Brodie Lee, revealing himself to be the previously anonymous leader of The Dark Order faction, and winning the AEW TNT Championship in August of that year. Lee won multiple championships including the heavyweight championship on three separate occasions, the tag team championship once and the television championship once, which he also proceeded to unify with the Kayfabe Dojo Championship. In August, Lee aligned himself with the Olsen Twins and adopted the nickname Big Rig and a more serious gimmick of a trucker. Lee turned on his alliance with Jimmy KZ in April 2008, issuing a challenge to Claudio Castagnoli’s bullying of smaller wrestlers. Their first match ended in a disqualification for accidentally being disqualified for kicking the referee. This led to a no disqualification match on July 13, which led to Lee’s feud with The Kings of Wrestling breaking up.
Lee’s first match on April 20, 2008, ended in an accidentally disqualified match on September 13, 2008. Lee and the Olsen twins were scheduled to enter the 2008 King of Trios tournament as Team Dr. Keith, but after Colin signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment, the team was left one man short. A random draw picked Retail Dragon as his replacement but after he decided to drop him while simultaneously ending his opening round match against Cheech, Cloudy, and m cZ, Lee dropped the match and dropped the title. Lee returned to the company two months later, defeating Equinox in a rematch and starting a streak of not being pinned nor submitting that lasted for the rest of the year. He also won a match against Shayne Hawke and Mitch Ryder, after he won a grudge match after interference from ShayneHawke, which resulted in a no-disqualification match. Lee was also known as Mr. Brodie and used the nickname ‘Big Rig’ during his time with Retail Dragon. Lee also appeared in Ring of Honor, Dragon Gate USA, and internationally for Dragon Gate in Japan. He attended McQuaid Jesuit High School and played lacrosse for four years, he also played hockey in independent youth leagues. He worked on the independent circuit from 2003 to 2012, most notably in Chkara, Squared Circle Wrestling, Ring of honor and Dragon GateUSA. He signed with WWE in 2012, and was sent to WWE’s developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling.