Fans had to wait a long time, but The Hardy Boyz are finally back in the WWE and the honeymoon phase of their newest stint with the company is in full effect. Their matches on every RAW since their return at WrestleMania 33 have been extremely well received.
It’s hard to believe that this ever came together as spectators were skeptical of the rumours that started surfacing around the tag team months ago. Everything whispered back then had to be taken with a grain of salt, but now we know that this particular rumour ended up coming true.
Matt and Jeff’s contract with Ring of Honor has long since expired and the plan for them going forward has continued to intrigue fans online. By the time they skipped down the ramp in Orlando, fans in attendance and at home were already shouting delete in celebration.
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With the Hardyz firmly back in the fold, there have been constant questions about their popular ‘Broken’ gimmick that proved so successful in their time away. WWE officials are locked in a legal battle to determine when they will be allowed to use it.
There have been some sly references to the gimmick on camera with announcers mentioning it and Matt’s distinct speech patterns, but no reveal yet. Now the elder Hardy has ignited the flaming desire to see he and Brother Nero become the Broken characters.
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When asked on Twitter how he felt about the transition back to the WWE, he responded positively, but purposely left a clue in the statement for fans.
Dave Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio this week that the company has to make some sort of financial agreement with Anthem for the rights to the Broken characters. The offer is looking more like it will be a one-time payment.
At any rate, moments like these lead fans to believe that the Broken Matt character is on his way to the WWE Universe. Hardy will soon be able to do more than just winkingly allude to his alter ego and he knows the company is just as ready as the fans are for it.
Right now, the Hardyz’ Attitude Era revival is going over well, but that will be nothing compared to the response when this change occurs. No matter how long it takes, you can count on the brothers to keep life on RAW interesting.
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