WWE introduced The Judgment Day at WrestleMania 38. The company later added “the” to the stable’s name likely to differentiate between the retired WWE pay-per-view. Now Edge, Damian Priest, and Rhea Ripley are doing their thing, but there was almost a fourth member.

Ringside News was told by a tenured member of the creative team that there was a fourth member planned for The Judgement Day, but that person was fired before they could get their main roster call-up. A stable like The Judgement Day could sure use a big man enforcer and Harland was earmarked for that very role.

A tenured member of the creative team told us that “Edge had pitched Harland as the fourth member, and it was being pushed through until Harland was released.” It is still a “big mystery to everyone in WWE” why Harland was let go.

Harland didn’t appear on NXT 2.0 for weeks prior to his release. He was following Joe Gacy, but many were bewildered as to where he went. It appears he was being readied to join Edge’s faction, but things went a much different direction when he was fired instead.


We were additionally told that, “When the people who are writing for Edge asked, they were told, ‘this is something Vince and Bruce are not talking about with us.'” Sadly, Harland never made his way to the WWE main roster, but that only means Parker Boudreaux is back.

Only time will tell if WWE eventually adds an actual fourth member to The Judgement Day’s ranks, but that slot almost went to a Brock Lesnar look-alike.

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H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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