Erick Redbeard shares original ideas for The Bludgeon Brothers’ attire.
Erick Rowan and Luke Harper were attached at the hip during their tenure in WWE. Even if the group was ever split up, they would quickly be brought back together as a tag team once again.
During one of the final times they were paired together they were known as The Bludgeon Brothers, carrying around mallets and representing more of a Norse mythological warrior.
Speaking on the Chair Shots to the Cranium podcast, Erick Rowan, now known as Erick Redbeard, explained how that new iteration of the pairing came together and what they were originally meant to look like. Redbeard would say that it was similar to what Karrion Kross is currently wearing on Monday Night Raw.
“I remember the first pitch meeting for they showed us pictures of what they wanted The Bludgeon Brothers to look like and it was literally like I think it's almost exactly what Karrion Kross is wearing now where it's like the Demolition leather-like straps [that] look like suspenders around here. He will he wrestle and we both looked at each other, like new. I think that's when, you know, I had a few friends said design some things Candela Jason Baker and I kind of had them help put together a look based on like, Norse mythology and different things, just to make it more us and, you know, and help with the math, the masks and stuff like that. So it just all came together because you know, we just didn't say yes. But what one thing they made us do was they wanted us to have these mallets and nobody wants to just walk out with these crazy-looking mallets but luckily, my buddy Jason Baker put together these really badass-looking hammers with North runes with their kids’ names carved into them. So they were pretty badass. It was pretty cool. People always thought they looked fake, but they were like 25 pounds of solid wood. We could swing them like a baseball bat and they weren't padded.”
In the comparison to Demolition, it would not have been the first time that WWE took a tag team and tried to baste them off of a team from the past as when The Ascension was called up, they had their look change to resemble more of a face painted "Legion of Doom" type of look.
Unfortunately, Luke Harper (Brodie Lee) would pass away shortly after Christmas in 2020. Redbeard would appear on the tribute episode of AEW Dynamite and pay homage to his friend.
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