3. Matt Hardy’s “Broken” Gimmick To Be Used On WWE Programming
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that Matt Hardy’s “Broken” gimmick is going to be used on WWE programming. Meltzer noted that WWE is working on a deal with Impact Wrestling (as they own the “Broken” gimmick) to use the gimmick.
When The Hardy Boyz worked ROH’s 15th anniversary PPV, Impact Wrestling sent a cease & desist letter to the PPV providers regarding the intellectual property of the gimmick.
This led to Hardy Boyz not doing their “Broken” stuff at the PPV.
Ever since returning to WWE at WrestleMania 33, the only “Broken” thing that The Hardy Boyz are doing is the “Delete” taunt with their hand. No word yet on when the “Broken” gimmick is set to begin being used on WWE programming.