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WWE Rumors: Reason why Luke Harper is unhappy with Braun Strowman

Danny Hart
13 May 2019, 19:10 IST

Luke Harper and Braun Strowman were part of the Wyatt Family
Luke Harper and Braun Strowman were part of the Wyatt Family

What's the story?

There has been lots of speculation in recent weeks about the future of Luke Harper after he requested his release from WWE shortly after WrestleMania 35.

The latest piece of information regarding Harper comes from Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, who is reporting that the former Bludgeon Brother was unhappy with Braun Strowman following their interactions in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

In case you didn't know…

The 2019 Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal was largely built around Braun Strowman, who overcame the ‘threat’ of SNL duo Michael Che and Colin Jost to win the over-the-top match on the WrestleMania 35 kickoff show.

Another notable moment during the match came when Harper lifted Ali up in a suplex position on the ring apron and waited for Strowman to hit both men with a big boot to send them to the outside of the ring.

It has been widely reported since ‘Mania that Strowman missed his cue – the footage backs this up, as Harper let go of Ali at one stage and held him up in another suplex – while Ali then suffered an injury when he ricocheted off the ground after being eliminated before slamming his head into the corner of the announce table.

The heart of the matter

Sean Ross Sapp is reporting that Luke Harper was unhappy with Braun Strowman after WrestleMania 35, not only due to the suplex spot but also because “The Monster Among Men” caught him with a stiff kick during the Battle Royal.

Harper was also said to be frustrated when Strowman felt after the match that he had not done anything wrong.

Sapp wrote:

“We were told the match itself was a disaster to put together and execute, and that Luke Harper wasn't happy that Braun Strowman both forgot his spot and that Ali ended up hurt in the match. In addition to that, Braun hit Harper with a stiff kick just ahead of that. Harper, in an effort to protect Ali during his elimination, hurt his back and/or shoulder trying to keep him from flying out of control. Afterwards, we're told that Strowman didn't think he had done anything wrong, which caused a little more frustration.”

What's next?

Luke Harper’s WWE contract expires in November 2019. However, several reports have suggested that WWE will extend his deal by six months – the amount of time he was recently out with a wrist injury – which means he will be contracted to the company until shortly after WrestleMania 36.

Given that Harper requested his release, it is highly unlikely that we will see him on WWE television any time soon.

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