From the WWE Rumor Mill: WWE possibly using Impact Wrestling footage
Here's the when and how regarding the same...
What’s the story?
Apparently, the footage is regarding ‘Broken’ Matt Hardy. Besides, further details on the footage as well as how it could possibly be used have also been revealed.
In case you didn’t know…
Matt Hardy first introduced his ‘Broken’ persona to the professional wrestling world on Impact Wrestling.
As we’d previously reported, Matt Hardy was involved in a legal dispute with Impact Wrestling parent-company Anthem Sports & Entertainment over the intellectual property rights of the Broken gimmick for a better part of 2017, and it was only a few weeks ago that both parties reached a settlement.
The heart of the matter
Matt Hardy, who portrays the ‘Woken’ Matt, character in the WWE, now owns the usage rights to the Broken gimmick and recently alluded that he’s set to fully transition from Woken to Broken in the near future.
In hot pursuit of the same, it’s now being reported that WWE and Impact Wrestling have reached a deal whereby WWE can use footage of the original Broken Hardys that was shot during their time in Impact Wrestling.
Apparently, experts believe that the primary reason behind the WWE acquiring the rights to use footage of the original Broken Hardys segments is to promote the Broken Hardys and get them over with the WWE Universe.
Furthermore, one ought to note that as of this time, it isn’t confirmed as to whether the WWE will air the aforementioned footage on its TV shows or as part of the WWE Network content.
Matt Hardy is presently involved in a feud with Bray Wyatt on Monday Night RAW.
The vast majority of professional wrestling industry experts believe that upon his return from rehabbing a torn rotator cuff, Jeff Hardy shall join his brother Matt and portray Brother Nero as part of the Broken Hardys.
Kudos to the WWE for pulling out all the stops in their commitment to the Broken gimmick.
Here’s hoping the Broken Hardys’ Impact Wrestling segments are appropriately put forth so as to further merge the Broken Universe with the WWE Universe. Wonderful!