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  • In Memoriam:
    • Episode 236 of Being the Elite, "Brodie", was dedicated to him.
    • The first episodes of WWE Raw, NXT and SmackDown that aired after his death opened with dedications to Luke Harper, and various wrestlers paid tribute to him throughout the shows. WWE would also release several tribute videos to YouTube featuring testimonials from various WWE talents, and a dedicated special memorialising him was released on the WWE Network.
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    • The December 30, 2020 episode of AEW Dynamite was a tribute show to Brodie Lee, with all the matches on the card featuring most of the The Dark Ordernote  as faces, in addition to a six-man tag team match in which a team of his son's favourite wrestlers (Cody Rhodes, Orange Cassidy and 10) took on Team Taz. Additionally, AEW retired the TNT Championship belt that Brodie had held and handed it to the Huber family, with a redesigned belt debuting on the following episode. AEW also began regularly using his infamous Twitter Catchphrase ("It's Wednesday. You know what that means.") in network advertisements and to open each episode.
    • MLW replaced a scheduled MLW Fusion episode on December 30, 2020 with a tribute to Brodie Lee.
    • Night 1 of New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom 15 was dedicated to Lee.
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    • The AEW tag team FTR renamed their "Goodnight Express" finisher to the "Big Rig", in reference to Brodie's indie gimmick.
    • Fellow AEW wrestler Chris Jericho and former WWE rivals The New Day devoted the first episodes of their respective podcasts following his passing eulogising Brodie. The New Day also wore gear paying homage to Brodie at Royal Rumble 2021.
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  • Romance on the Set: He's married to Synndy, a former competitor in upstate New York, New England and Canada.
  • Short-Lived Big Impact: His AEW run lasted just fourteen matches across seven months, from his debut in March to losing the TNT Championship in October, after which he was absent from the company until his death. In that short time he challenged for the World Championship, successfully captured the TNT Championship, and helped elevate The Dark Order into a credible heel faction after they had a rocky start.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • His AEW debut was originally going be in his hometown of Rochester, New York, but unfortunately this couldn't happen; as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold, his debut happened to be on the first episode of Dynamite without a crowd.
    • On Chris Jericho's podcast, Brodie reveals that, prior to leaving the WWE, he had pitched two different ways to reimagine the Luke Harper character. The first was to turn to him into a serial killer-esque "collector" who took things from the opponents he defeated. The other was to become an "intelligent monster" who would break his opponents just by talking to them. Both ideas were disregarded by the WWE.
    • In an interview, Jon Moxley stated he had wanted to eventually form a tag team and was considering having Brodie be his partner.

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