A video that aired during SmackDown last night hyped the return of Luke Harper and Erick Rowan as a repackaged tag team.
The video opened with a shot of Harper and Rowan’s backs before they turned around and revealed it was them. Both were wielding hammers and delivered a message, capping it off by announcing that their new tag team name is the Bludgeon Brothers: “There is no conscience. There’s no moral compass. The virtuous will fall. The wicked will rise. Broken bones. Severed spines. Harper. Rowan. Bludgeon Brothers.”
Neither Harper nor Rowan have been on WWE TV in months. They were feuding in their last program together, with Harper defeating Rowan at Backlash in May.
If they return as heels, they’ll be joining a tag team division that is weaker on that side outside of The Usos. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin won a fatal four-way number one contender’s match last night to become the next challengers for The Usos’ titles.
It had also been advertised that this week’s SmackDown would feature a Pulp Fiction-inspired edition of The Fashion Files, but it didn’t end up being shown as Breezango were in the number one contender’s match. Harper and Rowan had been speculated about as one of the options to eventually be revealed as their attackers from the Fashion Files segments.
Watch WWE’s video introducing the Bludgeon Brothers below: