WWE

Luke Harper def. Erick Rowan

CHICAGO — Though he demanded a match to exact more punishment on Luke Harper, it was Erick Rowan who felt the fury of his former Wyatt Family brother at WWE Backlash.

Going right after Harper, Rowan sent his foe crashing from the top rope into the steel ring steps, then whipped him hard into the ringside barricades. The Superstar with the unsettling collection of masks exerted his will on Harper, wearing the big man down. Rowan tried to dish out the ultimate punishment with a top-rope splash, but Harper moved out of the way, sending his former partner crashing onto the mat.

Rowan looked to be drawing inspiration from his creepy mask, but Harper cut his musing short, wiping Rowan out at ringside with a daredevil dive that turned the tide of the bout. Rowan planted his adversary into the canvas with a monstrous powerbomb, but every time he kept going back to his mask, Harper was ready to send him reeling back to it with a thunderous superkick. After a discus clothesline that nearly took Rowan’s head off, Harper got the three count, seemingly putting an end to this brutal family rivalry.