Apparently despite a return and a push to a main event program on the WWE SmackDown brand, Luke Harper is back to actively pursuing his release from the company, with plans already in mind for his post-WWE career including the name he intends to use.
PWInsider.com is reporting that the WWE Superstar applied to trademark "Brodie Lee" on 11/26.
Brodie Lee is the name he used on the independent pro wrestling scene before joining WWE. The purposes of the trademark are listed for the following use(s):
"Entertainment services, specifically wrestling exhibits and performances by a pro-wrestler and entertainer."
Harper requested his release from the company back in April, but WWE has yet to grant it. He was subsequently brought back for a brief feud with Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns. After that, however, he has not been seen on WWE television for quite a while.
We will keep you posted here at DailyWrestlingNews.com on the WWE status of Luke Harper and his plans for the use of the "Brodie Lee" name as updates surface!