That’s one way to go. Gimmicks can be the lifeblood of a wrestler’s career. A lot of wrestlers might not be the most interesting people on their own and a gimmick could be exactly what they need to get them on to the next level. At the same time, a bad gimmick can bring them down, as they might be in need of something fresh. Then there are the more unique cases, one of which is changing things up again.
Something that has become more common in recent years is a multiple personalities gimmick. While Mick Foley was one of the most famous examples, several more of them have started popping up in recent months, including Matt Hardy. Starting with the Broken Universe, Hardy has put together a series of characters, all of whom are acknowledged as different versions of himself. Now though, we are likely to see an older version.
It would be a different way to go. Check out Hardy explaining his plans:
In a new video, Hardy has announced that it is time to be Matthew Hardy. Hardy talked about how his idea had been to come into AEW as Broken Matt, but the lack of fans have taken away the impact. Then he decided to be a highlight reel of his career, but the frustration started to get to him as his storyline with Sammy Guevara was canceled over Guevara’s suspension. Hardy knows that everyone in America is frustrated at the moment so it is time to just be himself.
Opinion: I’ll believe this when I see it, as Hardy has a tendency to say something like this with a very different idea in mind. That can be a little deceiving, but it can make for some possible surprises. Hardy’s characters have worked out well before so it isn’t the worst idea in the world to have him doing something new. If nothing else, Hardy is the kind of person who can be fine on his own so it might be a win/win situation.
Do you like the idea? What is Hardy’s best persona? Let us know in the comments below.
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