WWE News: Matt Hardy Using New Gimmick, Luke Harper Misses House Shows, more

-- Luke Harper missed the last two house shows in South America this weekend due to the fact that his wife went into early labor. She was expected to deliver closer to the end of January so Harper had to rush home and reportedly arrived at the hospital just minutes before his son was born. The couple named him Nolan Rhino Huber.

-- Matt Hardy has begun using his old (or new depending on your perspective) gimmick at this weekend's house show. It's basically the same as his "broken" character that he used with Impact Wrestling, but WWE will be calling it "awoken" so that they can trademark and own it themselves.

-- Tonight's Raw at the Staples Center in Los Angeles is expected to have over 10,000 fans in attendance, which would be a very strong showing for a WWE as of late.