After being out of action for nearly seven months due to a dislocated Patella and a torn MPFL ligament, Luke Harper made a huge return at the live event held at Santiago on the 5th of October.
Harper got injured in a RAW dark match just before Wrestlemania 32 and had to miss out on Mania due to a ‘freak’ leg injury. It has to be noted that Luke Harper was not drafted to either brand during the WWE Draft. Thus, there was some uncertainty about where Harper would end up post his return.
Harper has been reported to be backstage on Raw for the past few weeks and it can now almost be confirmed that Harper would be joining the RAW roster imminently. Although Luke Harper has not been advertised for the 10th and 17th October episodes of RAW and RAW live events, he might make an unexpected TV return in the coming weeks.
Following are the other results from the live event held at Santiago on 5th October:
1- Goldust, R-Truth, Enzo Amore and Big Cass Vs The Shinning Stars, Jinder Mahal and Curtis Axel in an Eight-man tag team match
The tag teams of the red brand battled it out in a mammoth 8-man tag match that saw the faces go up against the heels. The babyfaces came out on top in a fun-filled match up.
Result: Golden Truth and Enzo and Cass def. The Shining Stars, Jinder Mahal and Curtis Axel
2- Bayley and Alicia Fox Vs Nia Jax and Dana Brooke
The hugger and the eccentric one took on the monster and the champion’s apprentice in a tag team match for the women’s division. Bayley got a good pop and the match itself was a fairly decent affair.
Result: Bayley and Alicia Fox def. Nia Jax and Dana Brooke
3- Seth Rollins and Sami Zayn Vs Kevin Owens and Luke Harper
The newly turned face of RAW, Seth Rollins teamed up with perennial face Sami Zayn to take on WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and the returning Luke Harper. The trend of faces overcoming the heels continued with Rollins and Zayn beating KO and Harper. A solid match considering the talents involved.
Result: Seth Rollins and Sami Zayn def. Kevin Owens and Luke Harper
4- Sasha Banks Vs Charlotte (WWE RAW Women’s Championship match)
Sasha Banks’s first title defense after winning the WWE Women’s title was reserved for the Santiago fans. She took on Charlotte and the talented duo tore the house down again. After the historic main event on RAW that saw the women’s revolution in all its glory, this was bound to deliver on all levels.
Result: Sasha Banks def. Charlotte to retain the WWE RAW Women’s Championship