Luke Harper Biography: Jonathan Huber, popularly known by his ring name Luke Harper, is an American professional wrestler, currently working with World Wrestling Entertainment for Smackdown brand. He grabbed the eyeballs during his association with The Wyatt Family along with Eric Rowan, Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt.
Harper started his wrestling career by being a part of several independent wrestling platforms including Chikara, Ring of Honor and Dragon Gate USA, Dragon Gate in Japan and many more. Huber took his wrestling training from Kirby Marcos and Rik Matrix in Rochester, New York, and Tony Mamaluke in Schenectady, New York. He made his wrestling debut as a masked man for Roc City Wrestling as Huber boy 2.
Huber unmasked himself and changed his ring name with Brodie Lee for Rochester Pro Wrestling. where he became NWA Upstate/NWA New York Heavyweight Champion three times, RPW Tag Team Champion once with Freddie Midnight, NWA Upstate Kayfabe Dojo Champion once and RPW/NWA Upstate Television Champion once.
Huber made his WWE debut by joining its developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) which was later rebranded as NXT. He formed a tag team with Erick Rowan to win NXT Tag Team Championship once. After stepping into WWE’s main roster, Huber, who changed his name with Luke Harper won Intercontinental Championship once, WWE Smack Down Tag Team Championship twice with Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton and Rowan.
Jonathan Huber was born on December 16, 1979, in Rochester, New York. In the year 2003, Huber started his wrestling career under the ring name Huberboy #2 and soon made his debut for Roc City Wrestling (RCW). During the early phase of his career, Huber became a part of several wrestling promotions including Ring of Honor (ROH), Dragon Gate USA and many others.
Huber belongs to Rochester, New York, United States. He is married to Synndy Synn, who is also a former wrestler. Huber married to Synndy Synn in 2008, having two kids named Brodie and Nolan.
Jonathan Huber started his professional wrestling career in 2003 when he took the training from Kirby Marcos and Rik Matrix in Rochester, New York, and Tony Mamaluke in Schenectady, New York. He soon joined Roc City Wrestling (RCW) in 2003 as Huberboy #2 having a mask.
During 2003, Huber started working as Brodie Lee for Rochester Pro Wrestling (RPW). After RPW was renamed to NWA, Lee held NWA Upstate/NWA New York Heavyweight Champion three times, RPW Tag Team Champion once with Freddie Midnight, NWA Upstate Kayfabe Dojo Champion once and RPW/NWA Upstate Television Champion once.
Lee was also a part of Philadelphia-based Chikara and New York-based Squared Circle Wrestling (2CW). He later started wrestling on independent platforms in 2008 and kept on performing till 2011. In the year 2009, Lee made his debut for Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW) as a member of The Hillbilly Wrecking Crew, along with Necro Butcher and Trevor Murdoch. During his time with Chikara and Squared Circle Wrestling, he held 2CW Heavyweight Championship twice.
In 2009, he joined Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW) and became JAPW Heavyweight Champion once, JAPW New Jersey State Champion once and JAPW Tag Team Champion once with Necro Butcher.
In 2012, he signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment for WWE’s developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). After FCW was re-branded to NXT, Lee, who changed his name as Luke Harper, won NXT Tag Team Championship once with Erick Rowan.
Harper and Rowan lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to Neville and Graves. In 2013, Luke Harper along with Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan made their main roster debut as a team named The Wyatt Family. The Wyatt Family made their debut by assaulting Kane. Harper and Rowan defeated Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay and Tensai) in their debut match.
The Wyatt Family terrorised the industry with its presence for two years. In 2014, Harper joined Team Authority against Team Cena for Survivor Series. Harper got involved in several feuds in The Wyatt Family’s feud with The Shield, The Usos and most importantly The Brothers of Destruction (Kane and The Undertaker).
In the same year, Harper won the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Ziggler after interference from Rollins. At TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs event, Harper lost the title back to Ziggler in a ladder match, ending his reign at 27 days.
In 2015, Harper reunited with Rowan against The Shield. Being a member of The Wyatt Family, Rowan had his moment at Wrestle mania 32 when Rowan along with Bray Wyatt, Harper and Strowman circled The Rock to beat him down.
The Wyatt Family then feuded with strong tag team divisions like The Dudley Boyz, Brothers of Destruction and many more. Harper won WWE Sack Down Tag Team Championship twice with Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton and Rowan.
In 2017, Harper formed a tag team with Luke Harper once again as The Bludgeon Brothers. Later, they won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania 34 from The Usos.
The New Day defeated The Bludgeon Brothers in a No Disqualification match to win the championships on Smackdown Live episode. Harper has recently made a WWE return after a long gap due to his injury. He attacked Roman Reigns in his match with former partner Erick Rowan at the Clash of Champions pay-per-view.
Ranked No. 24 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2015
Best Gimmick in 2013 as part of The Wyatt Family
Slammy Award for Match of the Year in 2014 for Team Cena vs. Team Authority at Survivor Series
Harper is a one-time A1 Zero Gravity Champion
Harper is a one-time JAPW Heavyweight Champion
Harper is a one-time JAPW New Jersey State Champion with Necro Butcher
Harper is a one-time Next Era Wrestling (NEW) Heavyweight Champion
Harper is a one-time NWA Empire Heavyweight Champion
Harper is one-time NWA Southern Television Champion
Harper is a one-time NWA Upstate Kayfabe Dojo Champion
Harper is a three-time NWA Upstate/NWA New York Heavyweight Champion
Harper is a one-time RPW Tag Team Champion with Freddie Midnight
Harper is a one-time RPW/NWA Upstate Television Champion
Harper is a two-time 2CW Heavyweight Champion
Harper is a three-time WOHW United States Champion
Harper is a one-time NXT Tag Team Champion with Rowan
Harper is a one-time WWE Intercontinental Champion
Harper is a two-time WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion with Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton and Rowan.
HEIGHT: 196 cm
WEIGHT: 125 kg = 275 lbs
EYE COLOR: Black
HAIR COLOR: Black
Full Name: Jonathan Huber
Age: 39 years
Date of Birth: December 16, 1979
Hometown: Rochester, New York, United States
Favourite wrestler: Shawn Michaels & Big Show
Favourite actor: Brad Pitt
Favorite actress: Angelina Jolie
Hobbies: Wrestling, gymming, watching series
Favourite Food: Steak
Dream Holiday Destination: Unknown
Favourite Color: Black and Blue
$3 Million estimated
Harper posted a controversial bio on Twitter mentioning WWE threatening him, however, he deleted the bio and updated it as “he is happier than ever.”