Tony Schiavone: Brodie Lee’s Son Signed An AEW Contract, Family Is Taken Care Of
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All Elite Wrestling is making sure that the family of Brodie Lee (real name Jon Huber) is being taken care of and that includes his son Brodie Jr. In fact, AEW has signed Lee’s son to a contract that will allow his son to work with the profession once he is of age.
“They had brought little Brodie to TV and wrestling is his life,” AEW announcer Tony Schiavone said on What Happened When (transcription via WrestlingNews) He is 8 years old. He really is a great kid. They made him a member of The Dark Order. They put a mask on him. He came out with a kendo stick. He beat up a lot of people. This of course was at a TV taping with nobody in the audience. They signed him to a contract. They legitimately signed him to a contract and when he gets of age, he will be with AEW. They have taken care of him and he follows guys around all the time in the back and he becomes a part of us.”
Schiavone also talked about how those in the company learned of Lee’s passing.
“I think everybody did a great job keeping it close to the vest as the old cliche goes,” said Schiavone of Lee’s illness. “We all knew it didn’t look good but we were all hoping he would kick out. The day that he passed away, we received an email that we were going to have a company wide zoom call in 30 minutes and I knew that if we were going to have a zoom call that quickly, something was bad. So, they told us about that.
“I got to know his wife Amanda, his son Brodie has been backstage and we keep him backstage with us now. We take care of him. I do need to say this and I’m going to write something about this and post it somewhere. I think it would be worth the read because I’m really going to pour my heart out about this. Not only about Brodie and his family, but about our company and about Tony Khan, about how good they are and how much they have taken care of the family and how much they have just made Brodie’s family a part of ours. They did that because they care about people but they also do that because of what type of person Brodie was.”