Appearing as a guest on Chris Jericho’s podcast, “Talk is Jericho”, WWE Superstar and current member of the Wyatt Family, Luke Harper, took some time to speak to Chris. Some of the main points of the interview involved being yelled at by Vince McMahon, what he feels should be done with his current faction, and his run as Intercontinental Champion. Harper mentions being given advice by John Cena, as well. After losing the Intercontinental Championship, he was told by Cena, “If you have an at bat and you hit a double or something or you hit a single, you’ll get another at bat.” Harper states in the interview that he continues to use that mindset and to take advantage of the opportunities when they arise.
As for losing the Intercontinental Championship, Harper does not believe he received a fair opportunity. “I was pissed because I thought I didn’t get a fair run with [the title], really. I hadn’t really done anything with it. I thought ‘this is bulls–t.’ So I remember talking to Dolph and I said, ‘hey man, I want to do something special here because I’m pissed.’ It was in Cleveland [Ohio], his hometown, so it was, like, again, a perfect storm of stuff.”
As for actually winning the IC belt, Harper was pretty happy and thought he had a good match. However, after the match, Vince McMahon spoke with him, and there were no congratulations given. “[I] came to the back and Vince yelled at me because I didn’t speak in a southern accent, so [it] kind of put a damper on things for a little bit.” Harper further stated, “I had to say, ‘I’m a team player’ [in the prematch promo], but I had to say it southern because that was his vision of me and it might still be. I hope not. Yes, and our vision of it is our people come from everywhere. [Bray Wyatt’s] message is nationwide. He’s from the bayou, but us, his followers, aren’t necessarily. We kind of pick and choose where he got us.”