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Backstage Reaction To Luke Harper’s Surprise Return, Name Change Made Official

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (September 16, 1989) – NWA PRO Wrestling

On this day in 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA PRO Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA Halloween Havoc 1989’ PPV.

The card can be found below:

– Norman the Lunatic vs Tom Branch

– Funks Grill: Norman the Lunatic & Brian Pillman

– The Fab. Freebirds vs. Agent Steel/Lee Scott

– The Steiner Brothers vs. Rusty Riddle/Bounty Hunter

– Brian Pillman/Tommy Rich vs. Ron Simmons/Cuban Assassin

– The Midnight Express vs. State Patrol

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• Backstage Reaction To Luke Harper’s Surprise Return, Name Change Made Official

According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, everyone backstage (apart from the major WWE officials) was shocked by Luke Harper’s surprise appearance at WWE Clash Of Champions 2019 PPV:

“The Harper thing was a big shock to everybody backstage. There were people in the company that we talked to on a semi-regular basis who confided that Harper was not listed on the production sheet. He was not on the run sheet. He was not on the line-up. No one in the company seemed to know he was even there.

He just appeared mysteriously right before he got involved in the match. Maybe five minutes before the match he popped up and they were like ‘What, who, where, what, when, why, how, what?'”

Speaking of Luke Harper, WWE has officially given him his first name back and he’s no longer just ‘Harper’. The same happened with his tag team partner, Erick Rowan, a while back.

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