Former Smackdown Tag Team title holder Luke Harper will be returning to the ring next week at the Worlds Collide special at Axxess, his first match since September 2018.
In a post on Twitter, the 39-year-old Harper wrote that he’s been cleared since February 6 but was not brought to any television tapings. He commented about the several highs he had over the past years and said “full circle” when mentioning that on Thursday, he will be wrestling Donovan Dijak at Axxess.
He said that to many, this is just a throwaway math, but for him, it is much more than that. “This is test. No one has to be happy with the results except me. That’s the true test. Do I still have it? Can I compete with a young, up and coming, incredibly talented, NXT prospect? Am I too old,” he wrote.
Harper added that he still has a lot to offer to this industry and believes he will be champion one day. “I have so much to prove to myself, to WWE, to the industry of professional wrestling, to my wife and it is my responsibility to show my kids how to handle adversity.”