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Maybe in a year’s time, we’ll be saying
‘July 6th was the day the SWAFT revolution
began’, just like how yesterday, Matt Hardy
tweeted his own special anniversary:
Happy Broken Birthday
“A Solar Revolution ago today, I made my
Brother,Nero a better man.
I DELETED his DEMONS.”
July 5th marks one year since Matt and Jeff’s
genre-defying Final Deletion match, a mini-movie
of epic proportions that included holographic
messages delivered by drone, a ruined lawn
design, and the birth of Jeff Hardy’s Broken
Brother Nero character.
This spurred even more chaotic sequels Delete
or Decay and Total Nonstop Deletion.
But a year after that first match, the Hardy
Boyz are stuck in gimmick limbo in WWE, with
their former employers Impact Wrestling claiming
ownership rights over the Broken characters.
Despite tweeting on Sunday that he was “days
away from winning” – a seeming reference
to his Intellectual Property Great War – and
then adding Finn Balor to his Broken Club
on Instagram, PWInsider are reporting that
the word backstage at this week’s GFW Impact
Tapings is that the Hardys and Anthem are
still nowhere close to settling their issues,
which likely means the gimmick won’t be
debuting in WWE anytime soon.
Brock Lesnar Match Scrapped
Speaking of new Broken Club member Finn Balor,
his planned pay-per-view match against Brock
Lesnar appears to have been scrapped.
The original plan was to have Lesnar work
through Raw’s top male wrestlers, defending
his Universal Title against Braun Strowman,
Samoa Joe, Finn Balor and Seth Rollins, eventually
falling to Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 34.
Strowman was originally slotted in for the
Summerslam Lesnar match, but when he got hurt
back in May, WWE had to hastily rewrite Raw’s
main event storylines.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has recently
reported, however, that the planned Summerslam
main event has now been changed , and it’ll
likely be against Roman Reigns – bringing
forward that Wrestlemania 34 main event to
have a more regular Universal champion on
Or they could just have Samoa Joe win this
Sund- …yeah, I don’t think that’s gonna
Unfortunately, the odd man out in all this
is Finn Balor, as according to Wrestling Observer
Radio, the originally planned Balor vs Brock
match for the title looks to be scrapped too.
It seems WWE don’t know what to do with
Finn at the moment.
Despite being the inaugural Universal Champion
and never actually losing the belt, he finds
himself without a proper storyline heading
into this Sunday’s pay-per-view, stuck in
mid-card filler with Elias Samson.
Seth Rollins Wants Rock Match
PWInsider has speculated that a Lesnar vs
Seth Rollins match is still in the works,
though, pointing out a Survivor Series date
would play into the promotion for WWE 2K18,
for which Rollins is the cover star.
Crossfit Jesus Rambo Apocalypse, however,
is thinking further ahead – when he replied
to a fan asking about a potential match against
Rock ‘The Dwayne’ Johnson:
“I mean Mania is only like 8 months away…TWO
THINKING FACE EMOJIS!”
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