It was reported earlier in the week that WWE decided to shorten Luke Harper & “Erick Rowan’s names to simply “Harper” & “Rowan” moving forward.

According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Vince McMahon decided on this change because he believes that by going with just their last names, the team as heels comes across as being more “dominant.”

Meltzer wrote, “Harper & Rowan (who have had their first names taken away, Vince believes that just the last name alone makes them come across as more “dominant,” as heels.”

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