Video: Luke Harper signs for SmackDown LIVE following No Mercy return

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SmackDown LIVE played host to their second official Pay-Per-View following the brand split last night as No Mercy took centre stage.

There was plenty of action for the WWE Universe to look forward to ahead of the PPV, with AJ Styles defending his WWE Championship against Dean Ambrose and John Cena being the main event.

However, in a weird turn of events, just hours before the show started, WWE announced that the triple threat match would actually kick off the show.


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With that announcement, it was then assumed that the actual main event of the PPV would be The Miz vs Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship.

Once again, however, the WWE Universe were surprised to see that not be the final match of the show.

In fact, it was Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt that closed out No Mercy, and although it came as a surprise to start with, it all made sense near the conclusion of the match.

SmackDown LIVE clearly wanted to show off their new signing at the end of the PPV, and that new signing is none other than Luke Harper.

The former Intercontinental Champion has been sidelined through injury since March of this year, but he made his return at a house show earlier this week.

You can see his return in the video below.

However, it was a Monday Night Raw house show, leading everyone to believe he will be on Raw once he returns to TV. Wrong.

Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan snapped up the free agent and Harper will officially be a member of SmackDown LIVE.

He made his return to TV last night by helping Wyatt defeat Orton, and having him on Tuesday nights is certainly a massive boost for the blue brand.

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