When they lay the hammer down. The goal of several wrestlers is to make it to WWE. It is the biggest wrestling promotion in the world and can offer more prestige and often more money than anywhere else. However, not everyone is going to have the most success around the company because they’re just not the right fit for one way or another. Recently someone wanted to get out but WWE had other ideas.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Luke Harper’s attempt to get out of his WWE contract has failed, with WWE not only denying his request but also added six more months to the contract. The extension is due to the six months that Harper missed while recovering from wrist surgery. While the exact expiration date is unknown, the contract is expected to expire just before WrestleMania 36.
Harper can still go. Check out awesome his match with Dominik Dijakovic at Worlds Collide:
Opinion: While this sounds unfair to Harper, it’s understandable to see why WWE would want to keep him around. It’s not so much that WWE sees value in keeping him but rather they were worried about him going somewhere else, likely AEW. I can’t say I blame WWE for wanting to keep him around, but at the same time it’s annoying to see Harper stuck in a place he doesn’t want to be.
Will WWE use Harper in any meaningful way? Would he be an asset to AEW? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.
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