Reports suggest that the other half of the former Bludgeon Brothers duo, Luke Harper, will be back at SmackDown Live on Tuesday. What will he do?
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Harper is scheduled to be at the SmackDown Live taping in Toledo, Ohio tomorrow night. There has been no confirmation on whether that means he will appear on television or what his role will be if he does, but he is to be backstage at the show.
Harper has been not been seen on WWE programming since the Aug. 21, 2018 episode of SmackDown Live where he and Rowan lost the SmackDown Tag Team Titles to The New Day. The reason for the loss was Rowan's injured bicep, an injury he suffered two nights prior at SummerSlam. Rowan is now back and teaming with Daniel Bryan as his intellectual peer. Harper has yet to return.
The reason Harper is still out is that once it was determined Rowan would be away, Harper elected to undergo wrist surgery, likely thinking the two would come back around the same time as Rowan and rekindle their domination as the tag team Bludgeon Brothers. Clearly, with Rowan now working with Bryan and no sign of the Bludgeon gimmick, things have changed.
What This Means
Harper such a much-anticipated return and there is pretty good chance he comes back as a singles competitor. His first run on his own — after breaking from the Wyatt Family — did not necessarily go as he might have liked. That said, he's still one of the more talented big men in WWE.
Will he come back on SmackDown Live this Tuesday? If so, will he be out to prove a point?
With Harper coming back, one has to wonder what the plan is for Bray Wyatt who has been rumored to return for some time.