Luke Harper is one big dude. Sorry… I’m not trying to ignore his impressive work in the ring as such an agile big man, but the first thing that came back into my mind after standing next to him for this interview was how monstrous he was. Okay, now that that’s out of the way… Luke Harper hit the ground running in his WWE debut as the right-hand man of Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt family. With that wild-eyed look and a deceiving athleticism, the grittiness of Harper really took the WWE Universe by storm, and he soon became a bit of an anti-hero favorite for the fact that he was so different than anyone else on the roster and had the talent to back it up. After the Wyatts disbanded, and he was put out there solo to carve his own path, he’s been stuck in limbo, without a solid rivalry to give him any sort of momentum to carry through. A short reign with the Intercontinental Title didn’t really make much of a dent, and he’s been continuing to look for that next thing to grab hold of and once again become the dangerous player he can be on the card.
At WrestleMania 31, Harper was involved in challenging for the Intercontinental Championship once again, this time with a ladder match deciding the titleholder, so when we talked at WrestleMania Axxess, we discussed what exactly he would bring to that type of match that none of his opponents had in their arsenal as well as his transition from Wyatt family member to singles competitor.