Tonight on “Raw,” Matt Hardy debuted a new gimmick and claimed that he had been “woken.”
It would appear that this is WWE’s version of the “broken” character that revolutionized and reinvented him during his time in TNA.
You can see a clip of the “awakening” below:
After losing a match to Bray Wyatt last week on “Raw,” Hardy began to show signs of his “broken” character; namely by beginning rapid “Delete” chants.
Over the course of the week, he would send out tweets that hinted at the character’s debut in WWE:
NO. I have EVOLVED.
My PRIMAL PASSENGER has returned to drive my VESSEL..
I AM MORE. https://t.co/0w78vpZOzc
— The Second Coming of Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) November 28, 2017
The #GreatWar is merely beginning on this plane identified as @WWE. I must recruit LOYAL Soldiers from around the planet of Earth to join me as I battle in a DOMAIN overflowing with DARKNESS & DEMONS.
Our Platoon has much to do.
— The Second Coming of Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) November 29, 2017
— The Second Coming of Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) November 30, 2017
— The Second Coming of Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) December 1, 2017
I have #BROKEN down the MORTAL BOUNDARIES of the brain. I SEE ALL.
My mind has fully #WOKEN. I AM MORE.
I shall DELETE the wicked & CONSUME whatever emotions are EMITTED. I AM MAGIC. pic.twitter.com/2UZOUFcFbG
— The Second Coming of Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) December 3, 2017
Patience is PARAMOUNT, my #WOKENWarrior.
— The Second Coming of Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) December 5, 2017
Matt and Jeff had been in a lengthy legal battle with Impact Wrestling and Anthem Sports over the rights to the “broken” gimmick. However, it would seem that everything has been settled, and the Hardys now own its intellectual property.
YAAAAASSSSSS! It’s no secret that I am a huge subscriber to the “broken” brilliance, and I have no shame in admitting that I marked out more than I have in a long time tonight. It is so great to finally see this character in WWE, and I cannot think of a better first feud then with the insane Bray Wyatt. It will be simply “WONDERFUL!”
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