Connect with us
Luke Harper requests release from WWE
WWE

News

Luke Harper requests release from WWE

The former Wyatt Family member is the latest talent to request their release.

Luke Harper has requested his release from WWE. The former Wyatt Family member shared with fans on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon that he’s requested his release. The full statement:

Listen to the latest episode of our weekly wrestling podcast, PTW!

As of this evening, I have requested a release from WWE. The past 6 years have been a simply, amazing journey around the world and back with lifelong friends and family. I am proud of it all and proud to say I shared the ring with my co workers.

This decision, as difficult as it was, feels right for myself and WWE. My goal in the future is to continue to grow as a performer and person and continue to make my family proud.

Thank you. From the top to the bottom of WWE. Thank you to the fans for your undying support. Thank you everyone.

According to a report out of the Wrestling Observer, while Harper has requested his release, WWE has yet to grant it. There’s no word on whether or not they’ve responded at all. Harper has an excellent reputation within the company, and many talent have noted in the past that he’s extremely well liked by both brass and talent alike. Thus it seems unlikely that WWE officials would deny his request.

Harper has been off televised RAW and Smackdown live matches since returning from injuring at a house show in March of this year. He made his first official appearance to televised events at WrestleMania 35 during the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and defeated Dominik Dijakovic at WrestleMania Axxess.

There’s no word on what Harper has planned for his future, but if he plans to stay in wrestling, don’t be surprised if AEW scoops him up.

Like what we do here at AIPT? Consider supporting us and independent comics journalism by becoming a patron today! In addition to our sincere thanks, you can gain access to our vibrant Discord community of patrons and staff members, get trade paperbacks sent to your house every month, and a lot more. Click the button below to get started!


Do you love wrestling? Do you have strong opinions on AEW, WWE, NJPW, Impact, ROH, and the independent scene? Do you like to write about wrestling? Then we want you on our team. AIPT is currently recruiting wrestling writers. Apply to write for AIPT today!

Comments

In Case You Missed It

'The Mandalorian' season 2 chapter 12: 'The Siege' recap/review 'The Mandalorian' season 2 chapter 12: 'The Siege' recap/review

‘The Mandalorian’ season 2 chapter 12: ‘The Siege’ recap/review

Star Wars

DC Preview: Legion of Super-Heroes #11 DC Preview: Legion of Super-Heroes #11

DC Preview: Legion of Super-Heroes #11

Comic Books

The WWW: Weekly Women's Wrecap The WWW: Weekly Women's Wrecap

The WWW: Weekly Women’s Wrecap

Pro Wrestling

Mandalorian Jeans Guy Mandalorian Jeans Guy

The Mandalorian: Jean-clad crew member crashes Chapter 12 (and steals our hearts)

Star Wars

Connect
Newsletter Signup