WWE’s official website announced on the 27th that US professional wrestler John Hoover, who was active under the ring name of Luke Harper at WWE and Brodie Lee at AEW, died on the 26th. I was 41 years old. The cause of death has not been clarified. He was suffering from a lung disease unrelated to the new coronavirus.
He reportedly died this Saturday. The cause of death has not been clarified.
Mr. Hoover from Rochester, New York, has been active in the Indy group since 2001 under the ring name of Brodie Lee. He was called “Bloody II” with a physique of 196㌢ and 125㌔. He also participated in Japan’s Dragon Gate from 2010, and in 2012 he changed his name to Luke Harper when he signed a contract with FCW, an affiliate of WWE. In May 2013, NXT won the NXT Tag Team Championship with Bo Dallas (30). After being promoted to major league baseball, he became a major member of the popular mysterious unit “The Wyatt Family,” whose guru was the current “The Wyatt (devil),” Bray Wyatt (33).
Independent from the family in October 2014. He won the WWE Intercontinental Championship in November of the same year and the WWE SmackDown Tag Championship in April 2018 combined with Rowan.
When he left WWE on December 19th, he signed a contract with US AEW on March 20th. He returned to Brodie Lee and took the AEW TNT Championship from Cody (Rhodes = 30) in August 2008. At the age of 41, he died, unfortunately, as he was expected to play an active role in the future.
Comments have been announced from all sides to mourn his death.