Luke Harper has announced that he has officially requested his release from WWE. Harper made the announcement via Twitter with a lengthy statement.
Here’s what he had to say:
— Luke Harper of WWE (@LukeHarperWWE) April 16, 2019
Harper has been with WWE since 2012 when he was signed to a developmental deal in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) as a member of the Wyatt Family. Alongside Bray Wyatt and Rowan, the trio became one of the most iconic factions the WWE has ever seen.
He embarked on a singles career around 2014, which included a run with the WWE Intercontinental Championship. He is also a two-time SmackDown Live Tag Team Champion and former NXT Tag Team Champion. Harper has been cleared to return to in-ring action for the past several months since successfully rehabbing a torn bicep and wrist injury.
However, he has not been featured on WWE TV and was only used as a body for the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 35.
WZ Daily Podcast covered the Harper story and this week’s Superstar Shakeups: