Edge and Christian aren’t the only wrestlers who love the Leafs. Luke Harper, born Jonathan Huber, is always rooting for Toronto. He was born in Rochester, New York, but has been billed in the ring as being from a variety of cities. With his 6’5, 275 lbs frame and unique look, Huber is an intimidating looking figure.
Huber signed with the WWE in 2012. He is best known as being a member of the Wyatt Family (with Erick Rowan and Bray Wyatt) and one-half of the Bludgeon Brothers tag-team. He has won the Tag Team Championships twice and the Intercontinental Championship while wrestling for the WWE.
Huber answered his own question with another tweet, “Mitchell Marner is the greatest ever!” His Twitter avatar is even dedicated to Toronto hockey. Currently, it’s a picture of Doug Gilmour.
Huber, who has asked for his release from the WWE, played in the Rochester Youth Hockey League as a child. He also played lacrosse for his high school, McQuaid Jesuit. His four years on that team had him cross paths and play against a future New Jersey Devil’s draft pick, Brian Gionta.
Huber’s roots in upstate New York run deep. He was formally trained to wrestle in Rochester and first started wrestling for two promotions in the city, Roc City Wrestling (RCW) and Rochester Pro Wrestling (RPW).
Along with growing up a Leafs fan, Harper would also frequent Rochester Americans games to cheer on the AHL team. He has always loved the game.