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I’m Oli Davis.
Up until a few weeks ago, Braun Strowman was
meant to be taking on Brock Lesnar at Great
Balls of Fire – still an actual name for a
pay-per-view – but plans had to be changed
when he suddenly needed to undergo minor elbow
The Monster Among Men has been keeping us
up to date about his recovery on Instagram:
“This is what a shattered elbow looks like!!!!
This pain is nothing compared to what I’m
going to unleash as soon as I’m healed!!!!
With a picture of Braun holding up his injured
Or trying out a new dance move.
Tough to say.
Strowman’s injury, however, is reportedly
a work, with his return expected for July
at the latest and his elbow not really being
Maybe Matt & Jeff could be the Shattered Hardys!?
In a quick recap of their Expedition of Lawsuits
so far, Matt Hardy developed his Broken Universe
gimmick last year in TNA Impact Wrestling,
back when Dixie Carter and Billy Corgan ran
When Anthem Sports and Entertainment bought
the company, and rehired original founder
Jeff Jarrett to run it, contract renegotiations
between them and the Hardys broke down – causing
the brothers to leave on not the best terms
They first went to Ring of Honor, but were
sent cease and desist letters from Anthem
over using the Broken characters.
TNA were claiming they owned the gimmick.
That’s why when Matt and Jeff returned to
WWE at Wrestlemania 33, they did so as their
old Team Xtreme personas.
The latest development comes from Impact Wrestling
President Ed Nordholm, telling Live Audio
Wrestling that it’s “unquestionable”
that his company owns the Broken gimmick,
and that “I don’t think even the Hardys
would dispute that.”
– does he use Twitter?
When he was asked if WWE had approached Impact
about acquiring the Broken Hardys rights,
Nordholm revealed: “As far as I know, the
WWE doesn’t want the gimmick, and indeed,
from every conversation I’ve had with them,
I’ve been told they have no interest in
Impact Wrestling’s Dutch Mantell – the former
Zeb Colter in WWE – has backed up Nordholm’s
claims on Twitter.
“NEWS: Thanks @EdNordholm for clearing it
up on @LAWradio.
@IMPACTWRESTLING owns BrokenBrilliance IP
No [email protected]”
This all, of course, produced a typically
restrained and emoji-filled response from
Matt Hardy’s wife Reby Sky on Twitter, pointing
out that Nordhom’s interview was with Live
Audio Wrestling, a network also owned by Anthem
Sports and Entertainment:
Giving an “interview” to YOUR OWN NETWORK
while lying through your teeth is now considered
“NEWS:” THREE LAUGHING FACE EMOJIS
Taking advantage that fans do not know details
of contracts, which were NOT “standard entertainment
contracts” & not drafted under Anthem PONDERING
She then posted a screenshot of a text from
the Hardys lawyer: “Please let them know
if this POS keeps tweeting, we will push forward
with lawsuit no matter what.”
Seemingly enraged, Reby then turned her claws
on her husband’s newest Twitter follower:
“Got a phone notification that someone named
“@MmmGorgeous” was following my husband back
& was bout to pack a bag to go beat some hoe’s
MmmGorgeous is the Twitter handle of Tyler
Who, admittedly, does look great dressed up
as Nikki Bella.
The Hardy family have claimed to both PWInsider
and Pro Wrestling Sheet that Anthem have been
dodging Matt’s legal team for over a month.
The Hardys are reportedly proposing that they
hold off on suing Impact for “a litany of
alleged claims they have stemming from their
time there” in exchange for the Broken gimmick
Amongst all this, WWE themselves took the
rather unusual step of removing a ‘Broken
Hardy’ themed graphic during last night’s
Initially on Twitter, WWE promoted Matt’s
match against Sheamus with the crazed Broken
Just over an hour later, WWE’s social media
team appeared to have fixed Broken Matt, teasing
the match with a more traditional, Team Xtreme
style image of the Hardy brother.
Watch my review of this week’s Raw where
a WWE star made his in-ring debut!
And what’s the real reason the Maharaj beat
Randy Orton for the title at Backlash?
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