Wrestling News: Broken Matt Hardy In WWE, Where Is Shelton Benjamin?
Vince Meekmahan isn't going to let what is broken be repaired, brother.
– On the latest Wrestling Observer podcast, Dave Meltzer suggested that the ‘Broken’ Hardy gimmick could be making its way to WWE after all.
With more lawyers than ever all joined in the case of Hardys vs Anthem, in a battle of who owns the rights to the ‘Broken’ universe, Meltzer mentioned that it would be the goal of WWE to have the ‘Broken’ characters introduced on TV.
Meltzer further states that he does not yet have a timetable for when this would be, or how a payment/agreement might be reached.
Vince Meekmahan/McMahon and his team apparently believe that the Hardy brothers, in their current ‘Attitude Era’ version, hold limited appeal, and that a newer gimmick/storyline (in this case, Broken Matt and Brother Nero) holds longer shelf-life for on-screen stories and merchandise sales.
Only time will tell if/how/when this happens, but hopefully this nightmare can be worked through and the WWE Universe can discover the wonders of all that is ‘Broken’ soon.
– Today, two matches were made official for the upcoming Raw PPV, Payback.
Roman Reigns will face Braun Strowman, whilst Seth Rollins will take on Samoa Joe.
– For anyone wondering the apparent WWE status of former Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin, he had this to say on Twitter:
— Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) 16 April 2017
– Announced earlier today, tonight’s episode of Smackdown Live will be headlined by a Six-Man match, with the winner being declared the new #1 contender to the WWE Championship.
The six competitors are: Sami Zayn, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, Mojo Rawley, Dolph Ziggler and Jinder Mahal.
– Ring of Honor announced earlier today that former TNA Champion, Mr Anderson, will be making his debut for the company.
At the show on April 28th, Mr. Anderson will take on the current ROH Television Champion, Marty Scurll.
– Previously announced, but still huge news for WWE fans in Europe, Raw Tag Team Champions, Matt and Jeff Hardy will be a part of the company’s upcoming UK/European tour.
It has been eight years since they were on a non-US WWE tour as a team. Prior legal issues which had prevented Jeff Hardy from travelling have since been resolved.