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WWE Rumors: Matt and Jeff Hardy expected to sign with WWE

Rohit Nath
16.36K   //    03 Mar 2017, 20:11 IST
The Hardy Boyz departed from Impact Wrestling after the contract negotiations went awry

What’s the story?

According to Cageside Seats, The Hardy Boyz are expected to return to WWE

In case you didn’t know...

Matt and Jeff Hardy did not resign with Impact Wrestling. They were set to renew their contracts, but according to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Matt Hardy felt disrespected during the negotiations. Impact wanted a portion of their independent wrestling booking fees and also did not offer the creative control that the Hardy Boyz wanted.

Matt Hardy’s “Broken” character drew a lot of attention to Impact Wrestling. Even fans who didn’t follow Impact found themselves tuning in to see Matt and Jeff Hardy play their “broken” gimmick. It also marked the first time in their careers that Matt Hardy was more popular than his brother Jeff.

It has been long rumoured that WWE has wanted Matt and Jeff Hardy in their broken characters, particularly Triple H. WWE even copied Impact Wrestling’s Final Deletion involving The New Day and The Wyatt Family.

The heart of the matter

Jeff Hardy’s always been open about his desire to have one more run in WWE and retire there. It will be a huge homecoming for The Hardy Boyz, who will hopefully be able to use their “Broken” characters. Impact Wrestling claims to have rights to the “Broken” Matt Hardy gimmick, though Matt himself created the character. However, the Hardyz have been using their “Broken” gimmick on the indies as well. 

The potential of the “Broken” Hardyz in WWE is enormous. They can be among the top selling merchandise. “Delete” chants have been chanted by crowds on Monday Night RAW, so that goes to show how widespread the impact of Hardyz was. 

What’s next?

Matt and Jeff Hardy have an appearance at New Japan Pro Wrestling coming up.  They also have a huge match against The Young Bucks at WrestleMania weekend as part of Ring Of Honor. After these commitments, it won’t be surprising to see The Hardy Boyz show up in WWE.

Sportskeeda’s take

It is a great time for The Hardyz to come to WWE before the shelf life of the “Broken” gimmick dies. WWE can make a lot of money out of the utterly bizarre characters and stories. The only issues that they will face is the lack of creative input they would have in WWE compared to what they had in Impact. However, since they seem to be done with Impact, WWE seems to be the next step.

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Rohit Nath
Rohit is an avid wrestling fan and aspiring Sports Psychologist.
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