Kudos to Wade Keller, editor and owner of the Pro Wrestling Torch, a dirtsheet that recently published an article where alleged writer Bruce “can’t understand normal thinking” * Mitchell implied that Brodie Lee’s (aka Jon Huber) widow Amanda and officials in AEW misled or lied about the cause of Mr. Huber’s death. I won’t rehash the story (covered here by yours truly). Keller has pulled the so-called story, issuing the following statement:
Yesterday on PWTorch.com, senior columnist Bruce Mitchell published an editorial concerning the death of Jon Huber (a/k/a Brodie Lee, Luke Harper) that did not go through the normal vetting and editing process for Mitchell’s columns in general, and especially for such a sensitive topic.
I was not given the opportunity to see the column before it was published.
Out of deference to Bruce’s 30 years as a staff writer, I chose not to immediately remove or edit the column as I assessed the situation, which included a discussion with him.
Based on that conversation and additional reporting, I decided that the column does not meet our standards for publication. The piece has been removed from the site.
Whether or not the Torch was threatened with legal action and/or Wade Keller realized what a complete crock of shit the article was, it’s good to see it pulled from the site. Naturally, I copied the article so Mitchell doesn’t deny writing it or conveniently claim he forgot about his allegations.
*allegedly can’t understand normal thinking.