In an interview with Democrat & Chronicle, WWE SmackDown Live superstar Luke Harper commented on a variety of topics, including how he almost quit the wrestling business back in 2011.

Highlights of the interview are below:

On almost quitting the wrestling business in 2011 when his wife was pregnant: “I said to her, ‘This is it. I’m done. I can’t be away from you, we just have to figure something out. I was just going to wrestle locally and I come back from the tour, make the decision, everything’s good, then WWE calls and says ‘Hey, we want you to come try out.’ So, literally, I was as far out as I’ve ever been in my life away from pro wrestling, and they instantly pulled me back in and it was back to it.”

On not joining the WWE until he was 32 years old: “Learning the way I did gave me more of a foundation than if I didn’t. I’m glad I didn’t get to WWE until I did because I was more complete at 32 than I was at 25. It all happens for a reason, but if I tried to tell myself that at the time I would have said ‘Screw you.’ ”

The interview is available in full at this link.