Luke Harper recently spoke with Mike Thiel of the Courier-Journal to promote Tuesday’s SmackDown Live at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville. During the interview, he was asked about his gimmick’s inspiration. He said that he doesn’t know if there was any real inspiration. He brought up getting an email from Mike Quackenbush and (sports entertainer) Mitch Ryder, who suggested it. He tried it out, and then it just became him with the volume turned up and felt right. He said that he has been told a thousand times that he is whacked out there, but to him, it doesn’t seem that way as it feels normal.
When asked about finding his own identity after breaking away from the Wyatt Family, “That’s the fun and stressful and terrifying part about this time of my career; who knows where it goes? It could go way up or way down, and it’s kind of up to me to decide where it goes.” He said that he is trying to make himself the best pro wrestler that he can and knows that is the point of wrestling.
You can read the entire interview here.