UPDATE: As you know by now, Luke Harper did not work Tuesday night’s WWE SmackDown TV tapings. He worked the weekend tour of Mexico, and is not injured. Another source says it was a “creative decision” to replace him with Erick Rowan on RAW. No other details have been reported regarding the change at this time.
ORIGINAL: Luke Harper’s absence from Monday’s RAW was noticed by many, causing some speculation that he may be getting punished for a picture Chris Jericho posted from the Mexico tour. The kayfabe-breaking picture showed him along with Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Harper and others posing backstage as part of the “Luke Harper Fan Club.” The pic was deleted but spread on news sites. However, a source reports that Harper was not at RAW because of personal reasons and that no such punishment is being handed down.