Post by mrbananagrabber on Dec 30, 2016 12:26:52 GMT -5
I was reading a (fairly terrible) online article about ten wrestlers who will almost certainly be in the WWE in 2017, and both Matt and Jeff were mentioned.
It got me thinking about the Dudley Boys, and even though Bubba did some great work reinventing himself as a main event calibre heel in TNA, Vince clearly didn't want to know, and so the Dudleys were brought back on a 100% nostalgia run, re-doing the same old ancient shit.
So would the Hardy's be any different? If Vince gets the chance to bring back Matt and Jeff Hardy again, I can't see him entertaining the absurdity of Broken Matt one bit, and all I could see is the Hardy Boys back again, maybe even with Lita in tow.
Post by ________ has left the building on Dec 30, 2016 12:52:22 GMT -5
You know how much hell people give Bray Wyatt when he does the supernatural stuff with the special effects like the hologram ghost. Imagine how much blowback Broken Matt would get doing the same things. The gimmick can't work live in regular matches. Just like how everyone was in love with Bray when he first debuted, folks are going to get tired of Matt. Maybe not next week but sooner than later.
It'd need to be heavily protected. It isn't impossible for it to work, but it'd probably require having Jeff with him to carry the slack, as well as maybe even just relegating Matt to basically a manager.
Given a lot of what works for Matt in TNA is basically everything gimmicky that takes place outside of the actual ring off site, you'd have to think he would be ideally suited to filming some original content for the Network.