-- Those close to Matt Hardy say he is hopeful to be officially released from World Wrestling Entertainment this week. Furthermore, it has been indicated that WWE officials will be making a decision regarding Hardy's future with the organization within the next few days.

-- Regarding the status of the Unified Divas Championship, Michelle McCool noted while on commentary during this week's RAW that SmackDown! consultant Vickie Guerrero wrote into Lay-Cool's contracts that both she and Layla are co-holders of the newly launched belt. Thus, both Divas are able to defend the title. However, the WWE website officially recognizes McCool as the Unified Divas Champion.

-- WWE returns to the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota on Saturday, February 5, 2011. (Thanks to Devin Cutting)

-- Both Daniel Bryan and Ted DiBiase debuted new entrance themes on RAW this week.

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