While several WWE and AEW stars have taken to Instagram and Twitter over the past two days to pay tribute to their friend Brodie Lee following his passing, Jon Moxley isn’t someone who enjoys social media.
The former AEW World Champion instead recently spoke to Sports Illustrated where he was able to open up about how he was feeling and even reveal that he was someone who vouched for Lee when AEW was looking to sign him.
“It doesn’t feel real. It feels like I’m in a very vivid dream and I’m waiting to snap out of it. My brain hasn’t accepted it yet. Right now, I’m completely f*cking numb.”
“The first night we wrestled each other, we shared a hotel room together later that night. That was over a decade ago. He was an incredible person. While so many of us would be all hot about some wrestling angle, he would find a way to turn negatives into a positive or an inside joke. He was the exact person you wanted in the locker room. I was so glad to be around him again in AEW.
“And we wrestled so many times. Whether it was on the indies, in The Shield–Wyatt war, six-mans on house shows, and European tours, it felt like we were always together. When Tony Khan asked me about Brodie in AEW, I said, ‘Hell yeah, I want that match.’ We could wrestle each other in our sleep. He was so f*cking good.”
Seth Rollins also released a tribute to the former WWE star on Instagram earlier today, where he talked about how he looked up to Lee and aspires to be the same kind of husband and father.