The eight participants of the King of the Ring tournament have now been officially announced. In the first round, Dean Ambrose will take on Sheamus. The surging Adrian Neville will take on Luke Harper. Two veterans in Stardust and R Truth are the next match. The remaining match will see Wade Barrett taking on Dolph Ziggler. The first two rounds will take place on Monday Night Raw, while the remaining two rounds will be on the WWE Network.
April 27, 2015
Despite being one of the more popular performers with the internet wrestling community, Dean Ambrose has surprisingly not been given a lot of singles victories on pay per view events. His defeat of Luke Harper at Extreme Rules was his first one since beating Dolph Ziggler at Night of Champions back in 2013. WWE has put him in high profile situations, but they need to give him more victories to win over the remaining fans.
April 27, 2015
In a match that technically lasted an hour, Dean Ambrose defeated Luke Harper in the Extreme Rules street fight. The match started off the pay per view, but the two of them ended up in a car that sped away from the area. After a couple of matches took place, they came back to finish things up. Ambrose managed to pick up the pin fall victory after nailing Harper with his finishing move on top of a dozen or so steel chairs that were in the ring.
April 26, 2015
On the latest episode of Smackdown, Bray Wyatt had a moment with Erick Rowan after winning the match. That has led to speculations from within the internet wrestling community about a possible Wyatt Family reunion. That is actually an idea that has been discussed, as the front office feels that Rowan has not been able to connect with the audience whatsoever. Luke Harper has a little connection, but it's not enough to take him to the top of WWE.
April 12, 2015
To promote the brand that he is currently in charge of, Triple H noted that all but one match at Wrestlemania featured someone that trained at NXT. Antonio Cesaro, Luke Harper, Seth Rollins, Paige, Rusev, Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns and several WWE stars in the Andre the Giant battle royal all went through the developmental program. The only match that did not feature someone from there was the one between HHH and Sting.
March 31, 2015
In the opening match of Wrestlemania, Daniel Bryan defeated Dolph Ziggler, R Truth, Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Dean Ambrose and Luke Harper in a ladder match to win the Intercontinental Championship. WWE expected a great performance here, and that is exactly what they got. Lots of good spots. Very high impact. The end saw Bryan and Ziggler trading stiff headbutts on top of the ladder before Bryan knocked out Ziggler.
March 29, 2015
Rumors have surfaced that there was a point in time where WWE considered the possibility of having Luke Harper be without his beard. It was most likely around the time where the creative department decided to split him apart from Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan. Fortunately, the front office opted to not do the drastic gimmick change because it would have totally changed his character. A change in the future is still a possibility.
March 22, 2015
There is a very good chance now that Erick Rowan might be going back to the dark side very soon. Since the creative department is unable to come up with a standalone story line for the guy, there are talks that WWE could pull out a heel turn for Rowan. The belief is that he could be paired back up against with Luke Harper, another performer that is neglected by the writers. They would be utilized to provide tremendous depth to the tag team division.
February 27, 2015
Reports recently surfaced that WWE was applying for a trademark for the term "Redneck Reppin' Company", which has led to mass speculations from the internet wrestling community that a new stable was going to be formed. As of right now, there as been no confirmation of such a group. However, if one were to be formed, then a strong candidate to be involved would be Luke Harper, a performer that many backstage are big fans of.
February 19, 2015
During the match between Ryback and Luke Harper during Monday Night Raw last night, JBL generated a bit of controversy with some comments that he made. When Harper flew over the ropes, the commentator stated that he looked like a "zombie Eddie Guerrero", which drew the ire of the internet wrestling community, who pounced him with some negative comments through social media. Guerrero still remains very popular with the fans.
February 4, 2015