Cesaro Reflects On Putting In A Good Word For Brodie Lee In WWE, Brodie Always Blaming Him In Matches

In 2006, Jon Huber (Brodie Lee in AEW, Luke Harper in WWE) first shared a ring together in a tag team match under the NWA banner. 

The two men would have a number of battles in CHIKARA, including the first-ever cage match in CHIKARA history. Throughout their handful of matches in the promotion, Brodie was consistent in one thing when it came to wrestling Cesaro. 

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"I don't think we had one match where he didn't blame me for hurting him in some way," said Cesaro on New Day: Feel The Power podcast"He bled in the CHIKARA cage match. It's a super PG company and blood is a big no no. Of course, he rams his head into the pole as hard as he can and of course blames me. I just watched it back. He was like, 'It's you, you're way too strong and don't realize it.' I hit him with like two moves and he's like 'Yeah, you broke my neck.' Just nonstop crap. I would do the same to him."

Cesaro was hired by WWE in September 2011. Brodie would join him a few short months later, getting signed by WWE in March 2012. 

"He was one of two people -- not helped hire because they both got hired because they're friggin' awesome -- but that I put in a good word and put them over when [WWE] asked me about them. I told them, 'Hire him. 100% right now' because of what a good person he is," recalled Cesaro.

Cesaro and Brodie would go on to have many more matches together in WWE, typically opposing each other in tag team bouts. 

New Day: Feel The Power reflected on the life and career of Huber, who passed away on December 26 due to a non-COVID lung illness. Elsewhere on the podcast, Kofi Kingston reflected on seeing Brodie win the AEW TNT Championship. You can find his full comments by clicking here

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