News came out on Sunday that WWE star Luke Harper left the SmackDown Live South American tour early, which caught the wrestling world by surprise, though no reason was given until now.
There was a lot of speculation as to why Harper had left the tour. Some people were wondering whether he suffered an injury, while others were thinking he just needed some time off. It's only been about 24 hours and we now know why Harper headed home earlier. PWInsider is reporting that Harper left early because his wife went into labor early.
This is obviously great news for Harper and his wife and fellow wrestler Synndy Synn, who gave birth to their second child. The couple has been married since 2008. Their first son was born in 2012 and is named Brodie, after his former independent wrestling name Brodie Lee.
With Harper no longer allowed to use the Brodie Lee name with WWE, he gave it to his first son. It will be interesting to see what name they give their second son. They could go with Luke or Lee. We'll have to wait and see what they decide. Nonetheless, within the next 15 years or so, Harper's kids could make their way into the wrestling industry.
With SmackDown Live scheduled to broadcast from San Diego on Tuesday, our guess is that Harper will be back and ready to possibly wrestle with his new tag-team partner Rowan, now that WWE has created the Bludgeon Brothers. If for some reason Harper takes this week off, we would be shocked if he's not back in time for SmackDown Live on Dec. 12, 2017.
While Harper made his name while a part of the Wyatt Family, he's also a former Intercontinental Champion and won the NXT Tag-Team Championship with Rowan prior to being promoted to a WWE main roster.
Comment below and tell us what name you think Harper and his wife should give their second son. Also, do you think his kids will also become pro wrestlers?