During a panel during Starrcast IV this past weekend, Arn Anderson revealed why he keeps says Luke Harper is underutilized by WWE. He said,
“A lot of guys wonder why I pick out Luke. Luke Harper is about 6’4″, he was about 300 lbs. and he trimmed down to I would probably say 250 lbs. His thought process before he goes to the ring, his planning, his ability to go out and whatever, if he has a lesser opponent, to be dominant, if he has an opponent of equal value, he knows how to get that guy over.”
Despite returning to WWE TV at Clash of Champions in September, Harper asked for his WWE release back in April but WWE is not granting releases at this time. Harper, Sin Cara, and Mike Kanellis have all asked for their releases but they have not been granted.