According to a report from F4WOnline, the WWE is planning on using Matt Hardy’s ‘Broken’ gimmick. On a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer stated that the WWE and Impact Wrestling are finalizing a deal that will allow Matt to use the ‘Broken’ character on television.
Impact has been claiming ownership of the gimmick since The Hardys’ departure from the company, recently adding trademark symbols to their YouTube channel on videos that contain references to the gimmick. A cease and desist order was also sent to pay-per-view (PPV) providers who aired the Ring Of Honor (ROH) 15th Anniversary PPV in which The Hardys appeared on, claiming intellectual property over the gimmick.
Hardy has been using the gimmick’s manerisms on WWE TV as of late, and has also been switching his Twitter handle from “#BROKEN”, “#Version1” and “#Mattitude.”
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more…