Luke Harper and Erick Rowan have a strong history together in the WWE, but the former Wyatt Family members were split up following the WWE draft.
Rowan had been a member of SmackDown Live since being drafted there in 2016. But this Monday, he was drafted to the Monday Night Raw brand, while Harper was kept on SmackDown as a "supplementary pick."
And so, this dominant duo that held the SmackDown Tag Team Championships at one point has broken up. Harper took to his Instagram page and posted an extremely kind message to his long-time friend and wrestling partner.
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Leave the memories alone, Larry. Until next time Big Red. Erick Rowan deserves all the success that he achieves and for some reason no one is willing to give him the credit or believe in him. Well I think he's made you all believers now. He never needed me but somehow for the last 8 years we've always found our way into each other's corners. I know he's gonna tear it up on Monday Night Rowan. Let him talk, let him kill and let him be happy. I cherish you as a friend big man despite the rough start, ha ha. I'll see you down the road .
It'll be interesting to see what WWE does with both superstars now. Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman are both on SmackDown now, so WWE does have the option to reunite three of the four Wyatt Family members there.
Of course, Harper's future with the WWE is currently unclear. Back in April, he shared a statement that outlined his request to be let go from WWE. Of course, the company hasn't granted that wish, and Harper might have to wait until his contract runs up before he gets what he wants.
Harper also took to Twitter last week and briefly changed his Twitter bio to the following, which left the WWE Universe in the dark:
"DMs are wide open. Wwe threatened to fine me but it's cool when nxt talent cusses on Twitter.... got it."
Several years ago, it was easier for wrestlers in Harper's position to get their wish. But these days, WWE isn't keen on releasing disgruntled superstars from their contracts these days.
The company is obviously worried about losing former talents to the rival AEW promotion. This was the case with Dean Ambrose (now Jon Moxley), who stayed silent on his dissatisfaction before it was announced in January that he wouldn't re-sign once his contract ran up.
Harper And Rowan Had A Great Run Together
If this is truly the end of the Harper and Rowan duo for good, well, it's been quite the journey for those two. They were widely responsible in pushing the other to a whole new level, and both Harper and Rowan showed they didn't need the Wyatt Family to succeed. But all good things must come to an end at some point, and it's time for both superstars to write their own chapters now.