Luke Harper requested his WWE release yesterday and he made it quite public. A lot of people have reacted to this announcement and expressed that he will be missed. However, Harper was wrapping up his final months with the company anyway.
Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that Harper’s contract was up in November. It is also important to remember that just because Harper requested his release doesn’t mean that WWE will let him go and this also doesn’t mean that they would have let him out of his contract in November regardless.
“In theory they could hold him until November, in theory they could also take the last six months and hold him six months because of the injury. I don’t think that they’d do that because it would be really bad PR, but you know the balls in their court.”
We will have to wait and see if WWE will grant Harper his release. They could take their time in doing so because Harper is still under contract and due to his recent injury WWE could extend his contract as well.
Hopefully, they let him go, but nothing is definite when you’re talking about Vince McMahon’s company.
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