Luke Harper has been with WWE for years now, and he’s seen his fair share of ups and downs throughout the course of his career with the company.
The former SmackDown Tag Team Champion recently took to Twitter to clarify that he’s been cleared since February 6, but he has yet to return to TV since undergoing surgery back in October of 2018.
Harper also commented on his upcoming match with Dominik Dijkaovic which is set to take place during the Worlds Collide event at WrestleMania Axxess, and he said that it will be a true test.
Luke Harper posted the following:
“I read all the texts I got that said, “you’re back on Axxess???” I was kind to all the people at the gym asking if I’m retired. I swallowed my pride when agents and writers asked me if I was still hurt when completely healthy. And now here we are. April 4th, 2019 “When Worlds Collide” at Axxess. Luke Harper vs. Donovan Dijak. How will I respond? How will I change things? Well to all of you this may just be a throwaway Axxess match, but I can assure you to me it is much, much more. This is a test. No one has to be happy with the results except me. That’s the true test. Do I still have it? Can I compete with a young, up and coming, incredibly talented, NXT prospect? Am I too old? Has the game passed me by? Am I as good as I really think I am? It brings me to tears to write this because I truly believe I have so f***ing much to offer this industry. I believe I will be a World Heavyweight Champion someday. I believe that, but these are the doubts I live with daily. These are the doubts that creep in your head during rehab. These are the thoughts you think when you watch your left side atrophy. Being ignored and left home for months exasperated these thoughts and it sucked.”
— Luke Harper of WWE (@LukeHarperWWE) March 29, 2019