It does make for a good debut. There are a lot of wrestlers around the world today and while WWE is the biggest wrestling company around, not every wrestler is going to fit in there. That can make for some issues for wrestlers who sign there anyway, as they might not be the right call for the company. Some wrestlers have left WWE as a result and now we might know when one will be debuting elsewhere.

One of the biggest stories last year was the amount of wrestlers trying to leave WWE. One such name was Luke Harper, who eventually managed to get out after months of trying. It was clear that Harper was not done in the ring and wanted to try his hand elsewhere, which is where AEW comes in. With WWE behind him, Harper could wrestle under his old Brodie Lee moniker again, and he might have a starting point.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Lee is likely to begin with AEW on March 18 at their Dynamite event in Rochester New York. Legally Lee could start his run with the company on February 12 but Rochester is Lee’s hometown and debuting there would nearly guarantee a major reaction from the crowd. Lee’s most recent match was an eight man tag at a WWE live event on November 16, 2019.

Harper had his moments in WWE. Check out some of the better ones:

Opinion: This was a situation where it was clear neither side was happy when Lee was in the WWE so getting him out of there is better for everyone involved. Just let both sides move on and see what else they can do elsewhere. If nothing else, Harper would stand out more in WWE because he’s going to be a lot bigger than almost anyone else in the promotion. Let him showcase his talents elsewhere, because he’s very good at what he does.

Will Harper succeed in AEW? What was his ceiling in WWE? 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, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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