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 Posted: Tue Dec 5th, 2017 09:22 pm
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srossi wrote: I didn't love it last night.  A couple of catch phrases got a huge pop but him being on the screen for only a few seconds and doing the back-and-forth with Wyatt didn't do much for me.  This gimmick lost a ton of momentum in the last 8 months and they need to jump-start it again in a hot way.  I would've liked to have seen a vignette back at Matt's house of him breaking.  Certainly with WWE's production values they could make these look awesome if they wanted to.  Instead, we get something very uninspired.  
Well, it's a reboot of something that has been put in moth balls for eight months and they're trying to push it to a more mainstream audience.

And it's Matt Hardy. So, there's that, too.



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srossi wrote: Kriss wrote: srossi wrote: If Senor Benjamin got himself a WWE contract that this is the best thing since Zack Gowan was signed.

Taking this seriously for a second. If I were WWE, I would do everything through Matt Hardy. Give him the money to make the segments as he wants, and don't get involved with having contracts for Senor Benjamin, Reby, King Maxell or Vanguard1.

From her Twitter explosions, Reby seems a bit unhinged.

Reby adds nothing and is definitely nuts, although imagining her interacting with the other Divas backstage would be hilarious. And I can’t see WWE using a baby for lots of reasons. Maybe a vignette but not at the arena. I don’t think we’ll see much of them. I also feel like Matt will be allowed to do a lot more on his personal Twitter than you ever see on TV. 

WWE Network is making a "24" program on the Hardys, and Reby will be involved.  So they're going there, at least for one show.  And Reby is tweeting sarcastically about it already.

https://twitter.com/RebyHardy/status/938480087996841984/photo/1

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srossi wrote: I didn't love it last night.  A couple of catch phrases got a huge pop but him being on the screen for only a few seconds and doing the back-and-forth with Wyatt didn't do much for me.  This gimmick lost a ton of momentum in the last 8 months and they need to jump-start it again in a hot way.  I would've liked to have seen a vignette back at Matt's house of him breaking.  Certainly with WWE's production values they could make these look awesome if they wanted to.  Instead, we get something very uninspired.   
So they basically did the same promo thing again last night, except now Matt had this glass-shattering interlude that became annoying by about the 3rd time they did it. The crowd reaction was also nowhere near last week too.

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LAF wrote: srossi wrote: I didn't love it last night.  A couple of catch phrases got a huge pop but him being on the screen for only a few seconds and doing the back-and-forth with Wyatt didn't do much for me.  This gimmick lost a ton of momentum in the last 8 months and they need to jump-start it again in a hot way.  I would've liked to have seen a vignette back at Matt's house of him breaking.  Certainly with WWE's production values they could make these look awesome if they wanted to.  Instead, we get something very uninspired.   
So they basically did the same promo thing again last night, except now Matt had this glass-shattering interlude that became annoying by about the 3rd time they did it. The crowd reaction was also nowhere near last week too.

I really don't like these at all.  I don't find them funny or entertaining in the least.  So far WWE is ruining it and they desperately need to hand over at least some of the creative reigns to Matt Hardy himself since he came up with all this in the first place.  I don't understand how WWE is actually making something look lower-rent than TNA, but that's what's happening.  Where the fuck are the vignettes at the Hardy Compound?  Instead, we get a 50 cent backdrop and a cheap glass-breaking graphic that looks like it came from the Batman '60s sitcom. 



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I'm curious what it'll do for Bray Wyatt's character, once they've finished this program. True, folks are getting tired of Bray's schtick, but he's always been presented as serious. Having him verbally spar with Matt Hardy's silly tongue-in-cheek wacko character makes Bray look equally ridiculous.

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The Broken Hardy stuff actually made me watch Impact for a while. So far, I have been able to watch both these WWE segments on YouTube. I'm not sure what the point of doing the same thing this week, and just making it annoying. If anyone thought that WWE would do anything with this apart from fuck it up, they haven't been watching wrestling for the past 17 years.



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So is Woken Matt Hardy a mentally challenged guy who chants Delete and makes noises on the mic for 30 seconds?

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The main reason that the Broken gimmick won't work is that it's a gimmick in WWE. When Matt and Jeff were basically writing and producing their entire gimmick and segments on TV with Impact, it had a feel to it. WWE takes the feel out of everything they touch, look at the Wyatts in NXT vs on the main roster.



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Everything you said is true - the Wyatts were something unique, they suck the juice out of NXT stuff with a fake TV show feel etc...
But, in the case of the Hardys - in Impact (TV viewership c 300k people) the Hardys not only produced but even put money iunto TV tapings. WWE rightfully is not going to give that level of input nor need the resources for one guy who is 46 and kinds small for their vision, and 40 but beat up. Impact did a whole PPV surrounding the Brokens and it did not help much other than a diversion f or their fans.
WWE could give Matt leeway but it is a niche thing, a TV filler segment, a way to possibly sell extra DELETE T shirts.. not much more. Not sure it should be at this point?

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Matt Hardy posted on his YouTube channel some aerial footage from the Hardy Compound followed by Matt saying "Vanguard One, I knew you'd come!"  This might be Matt just working his own angle, but WWE desperately needs to get back to what made this gimmick work in TNA because it's dying a painful death under WWE Creative.  I really hope we get back to the vignettes with Vanguard One, Senor Benjamin, King Maxell, etc. on WWE TV really, really soon because I can't take one more promo of Matt and Bray just laughing at each other like morons.  That's not the gimmick that got either one over when they were hot 2 years ago.

By the way, if there was ANY doubt that Matt wrote, directed. and paid for all of those vignettes in TNA, as he claimed, then those are out the window since the stuff Matt has done on his own since leaving TNA are EXACTLY the same quality as what he did while in TNA.  I 100% believe that TNA had no input and provided no money towards these.  It's a moot point now that Hardy has been handed the rights to his gimmick, but just saying, he was clearly in the right.

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Matt Hardy tweet:

The INCOMPARABLE @BenjaminSenor is currently OPTIMIZING the green beans within the Greenhouse Garden at The Hardy Compound..

Trust me, #WOKENWarriors.. #SenorBenjamin, Queen Rebecca, King Maxel, Lord Wolfgang & @Vanguard1AAR will all be appearing IMMINENTLY..

STUPENDOUS! https://t.co/aymjtR1xD6

— #WOKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) January 16, 2018

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Sounds like he's going to be Broken again, based on his loss to Wyatt on RAW he's tweeting that he's going back to his roots.



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Superstar wrote: Sounds like he's going to be Broken again, based on his loss to Wyatt on RAW he's tweeting that he's going back to his roots.
Here's the tweet:

I've had a very PROLIFIC PREMONITION, #WOKENWarriors..

Following my setback in #TheGreatWar at #RAW25, I've been MANDATED by the #7Deities to return to & focus on my #BROKEN BEGINNINGS.

My MAGIC is most POTENT at The Hardy Compound. pic.twitter.com/RLLzMfGgC0
— #WOKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) January 24, 2018

They desperately need to do something because my God this gimmick is awful now.  Even in front of the rabid super smart Manhattan Center fans, this wasn't over.  And the match itself was so bad it seemed like a feud killer.

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This gimmick died even faster than I thought. I'm not sure if re-creating the Impact version would even last more than a few weeks. I'm probably in the minority, but I thought the whole thing was losing steam by the end in Impact. The gimmick show at their house with the Rock N Roll Express seemed like it should have been the end. Then again, the New Day got old a long time ago for me.

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WWE has reportedly licensed the rights to air the Broken Universe segments from Impact. WWE has made deals like this in the past with ROH and NJPW when they wanted old footage of guys for a DVD or WWE Network special. I imagine that's what this is about, although it's possible the footage could turn up on Raw to help re-introduce the rest of Matt's family as he has been teasing on Twitter. I'm still a bit surprised that they would give a dime to Impact right now instead of just letting them die, but I suppose Vince just doesn't even see them as more than a lower level indy right now. For Impact, however much they got from WWE is probably a huge help to them and will allow them to keep the lights on for another month.

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