Gimmick Some (Wrestlemania) Lovin': The Extreme Return Edition
A last-minute addition to a thrown-together tag title match makes for an instant classic.
In each edition of Gimmick Some Lovin', we take a look at one iteration of a gimmick match available on the WWE Network. Some are iconic for their success, others for the extent to which they flopped, and some just... happened.
We defined a "gimmick match" as, in any way, adding a rule/stipulation to or removing a rule from a match, changing the physical environment of a match, changing the conditions which define a "win", or in any way moving past the simple requirement of two men/women/teams whose contest must end via a single pinfall, submission, count out, or disqualification.
WWE has advertised that, this Monday night on RAW, the famous Hardy Compound will make its triumphant return to professional wrestling glory, alongside Reby Hardy, King Maxel, Vanguard One, and, maybe, the Lake of Restoration (I'm assuming; I've admitted my lack of TNA knowledge before and only know of the Broken Universe from memes and podcasts).
It's the Hardy insanity the WWE Universe has been clamouring for over the course of nearly 12 months and, while Brother Nero may not be a part of it thanks to a lousy DUI, the return of the Compound is certainly an intriguing story heading into this week's television offering from the Red Brand.
In honour of the return of the Hardy Compound, today we look at the DELIGHTFUL return of the Hardyz themselves, as they crashed the RAW Tag Team Championship Ladder Match at Wrestlemania 33 in Orlando last year.