Sheamus Remembers Brodie Lee: ‘I Knew He Was Gonna Be A Huge Deal’
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Following the sudden and tragic passing of wrestling superstar Brodie Lee, superstars from all over the world have been coming forward to remember him. During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio, WWE’s Sheamus reminisced on his experiences with Lee, including how the two initially met.
“He was a guy with no ego, he was literally the guy that everybody wanted to be around,” he said. “Sometimes even our business, a lot of guys…will butt heads with other people, but we’d have to have a serious problem to butt heads with Jon. The biggest thing for me knowing them was how much of a great family man he was, like he literally brought his wife and kid around as much as possible.”
Sheamus went on to recount a story on how the two first interacted, when he was scheduled to face off against Bray Wyatt at an NXT taping but instead ended up facing off against Lee. “I was supposed to wrestle Bray Wyatt, actually, [but] Bray got hurt earlier on…Jon stepped in, we literally had 10 minutes before we had to go out, 10-15 minutes before we had to wrestle, and I got to get in the ring with him,” he said. “Dude, I was like…my eyes were literally wide open, I couldn’t believe how good this guy was. I heard stories about Bray, Rowan, and Jon, but when I got in there dude, it was awesome. He was just like, unbelievable in the ring…great big man, moved around like a cruiserweight, and could do stuff, you know, that not many people his size could do. And on top of that, his demeanor in the ring and everything, his character was awesome. I knew he was going to be a huge deal in the business.”
Clearly, the loss of Lee is weighing heavily on a ton of superstars, but it’s good to see that Lee managed to leave such a positive impact on so many that he interacted with.
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