During a recent interview with Forbes, Edge & Christian was asked about Matt Hardy’s “Broken” gimmick and if this gimmick would work in the WWE today if the Hardy Boyz return to the company. Below is what Edge & Christian said:
“Crazier things have worked on that mainstream of scale,” said Edge citing the success of The Undertaker whose gimmick of a human zombie is quite ridiculous when laid out on-paper.
“It’s all about reinventing yourself,” said Christian. “You could probably be The Hardy Boyz, stick your two fingers up, make that ride from town to town and hope that people follow along with that nostalgia. Instead, they’ve taken the bull by the horns and reinvented themselves and stayed current, stayed fresh and keep people talking, and that’s what it’s all about.”
“Wrestling is all about reinvention, and if you don’t reinvent yourself, you’re going to get stagnant and people are going to get bored,” said Edge. “I think back to when I came back from my first neck surgery and I came back as the babyface that I was when I left. I went in to my hometown of Toronto with the IC title against Chris Jericho and Batista and got booed. “Matt and Jeff are smart enough, particularly Matt—who is very hands-on with all of the incarnations of his character—to try stuff. I haven’t seen a whole lot of it, I’ve seen a couple of things and I thought it was hilarious and awesome.”