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Luke Harper celebrating his Semi-Final victory over Karl Anderson

Luke Harper def. Karl Anderson (King of the Ring Semi-Finals)


After having the world bet against him to even make it past the first round, Karl Anderson entered San Juan with a chip on his shoulder but Luke Harper had an even bigger one and only one of these men advanced to the finals

Despite being recognized as a tag team competitor, "The Machine Gun" proved that he was a formidable single's competitor when he took the fight to Harper but "The Deranged" superstar's power was took much for Anderson to handle and Harper put the former IWGP Tag Team Champion away with a discus clothesline to score the win and to advance to the finals.


In a match that could be considered "Match of the Night" against Seth RollinsLuke Harper advanced in the King of the Ring Tournament and will now compete in the Semi-Finals against the man who upset Jinder Mahal to advance, Karl Anderson.

On Smackdown Episode 50, The deranged Luke Harper competed and defeated Seth Rollins in a first round contest that many considered "Match of the Night" to advance to the semi-finals of the tournament. One week later, with betting odds against him, "The Machine Gun" Karl Anderson shockingly defeated Jinder Mahal to advance to the semi-finals with the winner immediately competing in the finals to crown the 2017 King of the Ring and earning a World Heavyweight Championship Match at Summerslam.