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From the WWE Rumour Mill: Speculation about future plans for Broken Matt Hardy in WWE

Riju Dasgupta
6.20K   //    30 Nov 2017, 14:49 IST

How will Broken Matt Hardy's character play out on WWE television?
How will Broken Matt Hardy's character play out on WWE television?

What's the story?

Last year, we saw Matt Hardy debut a very unique persona during his TNA run. During his clash with his Brother Nero aka. Jeff Hardy, he was 'broken', as he became an eclectic character with strange mannerisms and even stranger storylines.

We saw the first glimpse of Broken Matt Hardy on WWE television this week. Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reports that WWE will debut their own character for Matt Hardy, who won't use the 'Broken' moniker.

We thank Wrestling Inc. for the transcript.

In case you didn't know...

Bray Wyatt faced Matt Hardy on RAW this week, and at the end of the match, we saw Matt Hardy show signs of 'breaking' following a loss. He initiated the 'Delete' hand gesture, making the crowd participate in the same.

The announcers referred to the same as a Matt Hardy breakdown, obviously referring to the gimmick from TNA.

The heart of the matter

According to Justin Barrasso, WWE is creating a brand new character for Matt Hardy, which will be on the lines of his classic TNA character but won't be known as 'Broken' Matt. It will be a similar character, however, that fans can recognize and relate to.

This is probably because WWE likes to create their own gimmicks, instead of relying on gimmicks that got over in other promotions. Wrestling Inc. speculates that the new gimmick may be 'Woken' Matt. If you remember, this was a character that Matt Hardy was teasing a lot, recently.

What's next?

We just have to wait and see how the character develops on our TV screens. We also wonder if integral components of the 'Broken' gimmick like Matt Hardy's son, King Maxel and his gardener/father in law, Senor Benjamin, will appear on WWE TV. If they do, it will certainly be WONDERFUL!


Author's take

I really can't see this gimmick getting over on WWE television. WWE's TV is far too scripted and closely monitored to allow him the kind of freedom that he had in Impact Wrestling. Without essential components such as Jeremy Borash and his drones, the plot may not be as effective.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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