According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, after Brodie lost the TNT Championship to Cody Rhodes on the October 7 AEW Dynamite, the idea was to have him be off of TV for a couple of weeks. Shortly after is when he began noticing issues with his breathing and stamina while trying to work out on an exercise bike. The issue got progressively worse and he was hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.
Here’s what Meltzer had to say:
The company knew. I guess that Jon’s wife pretty much told everyone in the company but they didn’t want it out so it wasn’t out, what the situation was with his lungs not working, essentially.
He had been hospitalized since the end of October. He did the match with Cody and the idea was for him to be off for a couple of weeks with the idea that he took such a brutal beating. And then when he was off, that’s when he got sick. I guess this would have been after the match, he had done a workout on his Peloton bicycle and he got really tired and he couldn’t figure out why. He couldn’t finish his workout. And then I guess it was shortly thereafter, maybe a couple of weeks after that where it got bad.
I don’t know all the details, I’m sure it’ll come out in time, but essentially his lungs stopped working and it got really grave and [AEW] were aware of how grave it was at the end. He was at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.
There’s been a massive outpouring of support and condolences for Huber from several people in the wrestling world. AEW’s Twitter account has been retweeting several since Sunday.
This week’s Being the Elite was dedicated to Brodie Lee, showcasing highlights and outtakes from his appearances on the show, and words from John Silver and Alex Reynolds.