Harper and Rowan were dominating the SmackDown Live roster for a good bit as the Bludgeon Brothers. This change from their previous Wyatt Family personas was somewhat of a departure from the previous gimmick but it was still very creepy. The two became SmackDown Tag Team champions and seemed unstoppable as WWE kept feeding them talent, and then Rowan was injured and taken out of action causing them to drop the titles.
Luke Harper hasn’t been in action for quite a while now even though he’s been active on social media. But apparently, he’s been injured and required surgery. This is why he’s been off the road.
It was reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Harper suffered a wrist injury which required surgery. While it’s never a good time to be out of action, at least he was able to make it happen during a time when his tag team partner was also out with an injury.
Hopefully, Harper and Rowan will be able to return and get back to business without losing much of their momentum. But any extended time away from the road always damages that to a certain extent.
At least Harper seems to be doing well and has the same sense of humor as he carries on in his recovery from surgery and is also apparently worried that people will think he stole his young son when he takes him out into public.