This week’s episode of SmackDown saw Jeff Hardy’s return to in-ring competition and the former World Champion defeated Baron Corbin in a match.
One thing that caught people’s attention during the match was that Michael Cole dubbed the Twist Of Fate maneuver of Hardy as the Twist of Fury.
The change of names made many wonder and reports later revealed that Matt Hardy, whose WWE contract expired recently, owns the trademark of the name and this is the reason why the company avoided using it on SmackDown.
The broken one responded to these events recently and he made a tweet, saying that he has not trademarked the name and both WWE and Jeff Hardy are free to use it:
I DID NOT. The @WWE & Jeff are completely free to use "Twist of Fate." The change 100% came on their end. I wouldn’t ever do anything to hinder my brother. I’m thrilled to see him back on #WWE TV, looking healthy & happy. https://t.co/L0xp5QyjpU
— The #MULTIFARIOUS Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) March 14, 2020
Matt Hardy’s WWE contract expired on March 1 and the former WWE star is teasing big things for his future. While there has been no confirmation on it so far, it’s believed that he will be joining AEW in future.