• Old School WWF Tag Team Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Attitude Era Tag Team Legend Matt Hardy (Real name: Matthew Moore Hardy) turns 45 today.
Him and his brother, his ‘Hardy Boyz’ Tag Team partner Jeff Hardy joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1994 as Jobbers, putting over the WWF New Generation Era Superstars on the weekly TV shows, such as ‘WWF Superstars’, ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’ & ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
In 1998, during the Attitude Era they were both promoted to regular main roster Superstars, winning their first ever Tag Team Championship on June 29, 1999.
Apart from winning many more Tag Team titles of various promotions, Matt would also win some singles titles during his long illustrious career, such as the WWF European Championship, the WWF Hardcore Championship, the ECW World Heavyweight Championship (WWE Version), the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, … & many more.
On September 15, 2018, Matt Hardy announced his retirement because of an injury, but him being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame is likely not going to happen until his brother Jeff is also retiring from the ring, as they will obviously go in as ‘The Hardy Boyz’.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT HARDY!
• Reason Behind WWE Giving Up On Seth Rollins & Kofi Kingston
Kofi Kingston defeated Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35 to capture the WWE Championship and Seth Rollins defeated Brock Lesnar twice this year to win the Universal Championship on two separate occasions (at WrestleMania 35 and SummerSlam 2019).
However, both men will now be dropping their Titles next month. Kofi will lose the WWE Championship to Brock Lesnar on the October 4th edition of SmackDown on FOX and Rollins will lose the Universal Championship to “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt at Hell In A Cell 2019.
According to The Dirty Sheets, there’s a very solid reason behind WWE giving up on both Kofi & Seth. WWE officials don’t consider Kofi & Seth’s Title reigns as a success as both of them have failed to break into the top 5 merchandise sellers list.
Below are the top 5 merchandise sellers in WWE right now:
1. Roman Reigns
2. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
3. Becky Lynch
4. John Cena
5. AJ Styles
Also, there has been a clear decline in attendance ever since Kofi & Seth won their respective World Titles at WrestleMania 35.
Kofi’s Title reign ending on SmackDown’s debut on FOX has been planned for a while now, but the decision of WWE pulling the plug on Rollins’ Title reign came after Wyatt’s Fiend gimmick got hot.
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