Rumors have surfaced that there was a point in time where WWE considered the possibility of having Luke Harper be without his beard. It was most likely around the time where the creative department decided to split him apart from Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan. Fortunately, the front office opted to not do the drastic gimmick change because it would have totally changed his character. A change in the future is still a possibility.
March 22, 2015
As soon as WWE split up the Wyatt Family, the widespread belief was that they wanted to give Erick Rowan and Luke Harper a push that was outside of the outstretched shadows of Bray Wyatt. It now looks like Rowan might be the first one of the trio to lose that push, as management is said to be a bit concerned about how lackluster the audience has react to his new character. The feud with Big Show did very little to add momentum to Rowan.
December 30, 2014