After a successful run as part of The Wyatt Family, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan could not find much to do in their respective singles careers. Both men have usually worked well with a partner or as henchmen, and are not very good on the mic. Battling alone has always been a problem for the two.
During the latter part of 2017, the duo decided to join forces once again.On the October 10th episode of SmackDown, Harper and Rowan returned in a repackaged vignette with shortened names, wielding mallets, and calling themselves Bludgeon Brothers.
In the weeks that followed, the two men ran through their competition in squash matches and went on to become the SmackDown Tag Team Champions at WrestleMania 34. The duo had an excellent win/loss record, which established them as a top tag team in WWE.
While the team did not compete during the latter part of 2018 and most of 2019, Harper returned at the 2019 Clash of Champions to help Rowan win his match against Roman Reigns. On the SmackDown Live that followed the pay-per-view, the two men beatdown Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns in a vicious assault and we no know for certain that the Bludgeon Brothers are back with a vengeance.
With a storyline set to unfold in the coming weeks and more pay-per-view matches for the duo in sight, we take a look at the five most recent pay-per-view matches where Rowan and Harper performed as The Bludgeon Brothers.
#5 WWE Clash Of Champions 2017 (17/12/2017)
The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Breezango
Clash of Champions 2017 hosted some memorable matches which included Dolph Ziggler’s second United States Championship win after defeating Baron Corbin and Bobby Roode in a Triple Threat Match.
Later in the pay-per-view, The Bludgeon Brothers faced Breezango (Fandango and Tyler Breeze) in a tag team match. This marked their very first PPV match as The Bludgeon Brothers.
The match lasted less than two minutes, as Harper and Rowan performed a double crucifix powerbomb on Fandango, after they slammed Breeze's face onto the ring apron. Rowan pinned Fandango for the win.
After the squash, the duo sent a warning to the entire tag team division by saying that, "It was the end of the beginning and the beginning of the end". The match established the new team and paved the way for their future winning streak, which involved many squash matches.