Matt Hardy and Anthem Entertainment Have Found Resolution

Earlier today, Matt Hardy and Ed Nordholm of Anthem Entertainment finally reached an agreement concerning the “Broken” gimmick Matt used on TNA television from 2016 to 2017.  Previously, Anthem had held up the gimmick on the grounds that they “owned” the intellectual property associated with it as it appeared on their TV show.

As we’ve seen over the last few weeks, WWE has been using a slightly tweaked version of the gimmick – referring to “Woken” Matt Hardy”.  The similarities between the two gimmicks are clearly undeniable but it’ll be interesting to see if this new settlement changes the direction of the gimmick in any way.

Botch Take:  The gimmick as used on WWE has felt different to me and somewhat neutered as well.  Perhaps this agreement will remove all constraints and it can become as completely gonzo as it used to be.  If that happens, I’ll be thrilled!

  • Asukalanchian

    I still feel he doesn’t have complete control over his character for him to truly make it work great. Not gonna lie though I would love to see the laugh off again with Hardy and Wyatt in the ring on Raw 25 then “gong” and Undertaker appears to take them both out.

    • Sir Mitch

      That would be cool!

    • He may end up with more ability to play with it now that this agreement is in place. It’ll be interesting to see how this affects “Woken Matt Hardy going forward. Hard to know what Anthem was keeping him from doing.