Rumor BROKEN?

Would you rather the Hardys be Original or BROKEN?

  • Vintage Hardys

    Votes: 3 23.1%
  • BROKEN

    Votes: 10 76.9%

  • Total voters
    13

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HARDY BOYZ SET TO USE BROKEN GIMMICK IN THE WWE ?????????


The plan with the Hardy Boyz in WWE is that eventually they will start using the "Broken" gimmick/characters, according to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio. The situation is being held up at the moment because WWE and Anthem have not worked out a deal on the gimmick, but the expectation is that it will happen soon and after that, WWE will transition them into their new characters.

-- The main reason for this is because WWE officials realize that trying to push the Hardys with their old characters isn't going to last and they also want to capitalize on merchandise related to the Broken gimmick.

OR Should they stay VINTAGE

 

Prince Bálor

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I'm fine with both vintage and broken Hardyz, tbh.

And even if WWE allowed them to use the broken gimmick after their legal issues with Impact are settled, they probably wouldn't have much of creative freedom as they did in Impact, but I could be wrong.
 

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I'd expect the broken catchphrases to stay. The delete arm slashing and rendering people obsolete may, but as for the zany off the wall Final Deletion shit that got them over? Ain't happening in WWE, sadly. If that's the case then why bother... But there's far worse you can be than Vintage Hardy's.
 

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Was never a fan of Broken gimmick, I like watching them wrestle so vintage would be fine for me.

But, as stale as Broken gimmick is, WWE couldn't say no to all that merch cash so i'm sure we'll see them get broken or what not.
 
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People who think WWE aren't going to take a gimmick like the broken one and run it straight into the ground only to drag it back up to run it back down again are kidding themselves.

It's literally a gimmick that McMahon cannot stand, aka one he cannot micromanage. The gimmick worked because Matt and Jeff had creative freedom everywhere else. They don't have that in WWE.

People wishing for the broken Hardys in WWE are going to be majorly let down.
 
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As noted before, WWE is tentatively planning on moving forward with the "Broken" gimmick, but it is all dependent on continued negotiations with Anthem/Impact on usage of the trademark.

-- One report suggested that Anthem is after ongoing royalties and a cut of merchandise sales, whereas WWE would rather just buy it out with a lump sum payment.

-- An article making the rounds today also suggested that the reason WWE has decided to refrain from using the "Broken" gimmick is not due to legal reasons, but simply because Vince McMahon is not a fan of the characters. McMahon has a history of being only lukewarm to any ideas that were created outside of WWE. However, this report also went on to suggest that Vince has sort of changed his mind after witnessing first hand at the reaction the gimmick is getting at live events.

-- Finally, one rumor we've heard is that WWE will transition the Hardys into the Broken gimmick after they lose the tag team titles, which would serve as the catalyst for Matt going broken.

-- It's also possible at that time that WWE will split the brothers and have them compete in singles match as it is no secret that WWE officials see Jeff Hardy as a potential singles star while also eyeing programs for Matt Hardy, including one against Bray Wyatt.
 
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JacobFox

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I've always personally hated the Broken gimmick. Fortunately it would occupy such a small part of WWE programming that I could ignore it easily so I really don't care what they do but I voted vintage.
 
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