Luke Harper's latest singles run has come as a result of him wanting to get away from the Wyatt Family and make a name for himself.
In an interview with the Kentucky Courier-Journal, Harper said his separation from Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt family came from Harper's desire to be on his own. Harper, who debuted on the main roster since 2013 alongside Wyatt and Erick Rowan, also stated he is enjoying his time way from the stable.
"It wasn’t for me. I’ve been wanting to get out and do my own thing even within the Wyatt Family since I arrived," Harper said. "Again, that’s part of the always-want-more disease. … The time had just kind of come and we all felt it. It was a blast but it’s fun as hell to be out on my own."
After Harper separated from the Wyatt Family the first time, Harper enjoyed a short reign as the Intercontinental Champion. He then reunited with the Wyatts for a second time, notably having a short feud with Brock Lesnar.
This time around, Harper nearly had a WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 33 after having being one of the last two men in a Battle Royal with AJ Styles. Harper said his focus now is to become the best wrestler he can be.
"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," Harper said. "I’m just trying to make myself the best professional wrestler that I can and I know that sounds cliché, but that’s kind of the point, is to do the best you can and it’s on them to use that."
Harper is a regular member of the SmackDown Live roster after being drafted to WWE's blue brand last year. Harper also held the SmackDown Tag Team Titles with Wyatt and Randy Orton.
View the discussion thread.