Lost in the holiday shuffle was the fact that Luke Harper celebrated six years in WWE just a couple days ago. In that time, he’s accomplished quite a bit. Still, one goal remains:
I made my @wwe tv debut 6 years ago today against Mike Dalton on @WWENXT. The last 6 years have been wonderful, fulfilling, frustrating and have helped shape who I am today. The journey has just begun and my goal remains to bring a World Heavyweight Championship home.
— . (@LukeHarperWWE) November 21, 2018
Harper turns 39 next month. In pro wrestling, and WWE more specifically, that’s probably a positive. Having said that, injuries have piled up, both his own and those of his partners, and that has kept him off television for large chunks of time. He was last seen with Erick Rowan as The Bludgeon Brothers. They were, admittedly, getting a big push before Rowan went down to injury.
But did it inspire any kind of hope that Harper could one day be a WWE champion? Or a Universal champion?
Then again this is WWE, which means playing to an audience of one. The question, then, is whether or not Vince McMahon sees him as a WWE champion. He’s clearly talented enough to make it work, if he can stay healthy.
The one thing we can be sure of is that he’ll be back to keep trying.