Vince McMahon is refusing to release Luke Harper from WWE despite 'seeing nothing in him'

Luke Harper

The disappearance of Luke Harper from WWE television continues to baffle WWE fans.

Originally a member of the Wyatt Family in his debut on NXT, Harper has always been thought of as a very solid worker, and has proven himself to be one of the best technical big men in the business when he's given the chance.

He's a former Intercontinental Champion after going solo in 2014 but he's made his name more as a tag team wrestler.

Alongside Rowan in 2018 he became a Tag Team Champion for the second time at WrestleMania 34, the pair re-packaged as the Bludgeon Brothers.

But due to an injury to Rowan, the team lost their titles and vanished from television, and the next time Harper would be seen on WWE programming was in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 35.

Since then though there's been nothing of Harper, and not long after his Mania appearance he very publicly requested his release from WWE, citing that he wanted to 'grow as a performer'.

Instead of letting him go though, Vince McMahon added time to his contract due to him having surgery in 2018, which seemed at the time like a counter-move to stop a company like AEW taking him.

Luke Harper was last seen in WWE during the WrestleMania 35 Battle Royal

There's been a further update this week on Harper, and it's not a positive one for anyone who wants to see him on TV.

Dave Meltzer stated on Wrestling Observer Radio that McMahon 'doesn't see anything' in Harper - per Ringside News - and that is why he isn't being used despite being fit and healthy.

But Vince McMahon reportedly doesn't see anything at all in Harper's abilities

It will disappoint the fans who think Harper has something to offer in WWE, and he proved over WrestleMania weekend with his match against Dominic Dijakovic that he's still got the ability to produce great matches.

Harper's deal was supposed to run out in November of this year, but now that will instead happen in May of 2020.

Even though he's been back on the road with WWE for two months now, sadly it looks like his in-ring career with the company has come to an end.

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