One-half of the WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions, Luke Harper, was recently a guest on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness to talk about several professional wrestling topics. Below are some of the highlights:
Previous talk of splitting him from Eric Rowan: “Years ago, me and Rowan were told we’re done.” Harper said, “we’re done being a team, we’ve done everything we can and we’re here five years later in a whole new thing and we’re Tag Team Champions, so I can’t complain.”
He and Rowan don’t “try to get their s–t in” and it makes them better performers: “Now, this many years later, we’re not worried about getting our s–t in, or who looks better, or who’s going to get the [win]. We rib each other about that constantly, but deep down, I don’t think we’re worried about it and it helps the team get over more than an individual.”
Harper continued, “what WWE wants right now, they want me in a team, so here he go. Let’s make it the best we can. And maybe there’ll be a time when I’m not in a team and then I’ll worry about that.”
Initial concerns when Vince McMahon pitched the mallet gimmick for The Bludgeon Brothers: “We were presented with this idea from Vince that, ‘we want you guys to carry these giant mallets around.’ Harper recalled, “and, instantly, in my head, I go, ‘man, it’s 2018. What are we doing?’ And that lasted about a fleeting second. And then, I said, ‘oh, this is f–king awesome!'”
You can listen to Harper on E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness by clicking this link here.
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions