‘Member the Hardy Brothers? I ‘member!
I do remember the Hardy Brothers and they ushered in a new, amazing type of wrestling, if you ask me. I remember going to a friends house to watch a “free” PPV somewhere in ’98/’99 and the Hardys put on an amazing show. It was like nothing I had seen. My buddy was not a wrestling fan at all and even he got hooked. Over time, the Hardys had their ups and downs and became somewhat of spot whores…but that’s easy to say looking back at it. It was awesome at the time.
But that was then…
Now almost 20 years later, the Hardys found new life with their Broken gimmick. I’ll be the first to admit that their Deletion series of “events” wasn’t really my cup of tea. I didn’t find it that entertaining…but I’ll give them credit for being unique and taking wrestling back to a time that was a little more ridiculous. It was true theater…too bad there wasn’t much wrestling.
The Hardys called TNA home for many years but now it seems they’ve left and now everyone is wondering where they’re going…to WWE, staying indie, Japan?
I have no doubts the Hardys will come back to WWE at some point before they retire. But I don’t want them back in WWE right now. I know they’d get a huge pop – more so if they can bring the Broken stuff with them – but the fact remains seeing the 40+ Hardy Brothers wrestle is not a draw.
Do you want to see the Hardys vs The New Day? Or the Usos? Or American Alpha? No. No, you don’t.
Their name alone is a draw but nobody wants to see them wrestle. Not to mention we can all only imagine how much Vince & Co. would wreck the Broken gimmick Matt and Jeff have worked so hard to build.
What are the Hardys going to do if they did come? Put over the other guys? Win the belt? Neither one of those options sounds engaging. Congratulations, Cesaro/Sheamus, you beat the 40+ Hardy Brothers…whoopdeedoo.
But…say NXT and I might be down with that.
The Hardys in NXT could work. Their brokenness will go over much better on that stage and they can put over guys that actually need the rub. Not to mention they can do the trainer thing and help show the next generation not only how to do some spots, but how to develop some character. They can contribute much more in NXT than they can the main roster. Hell, let Matt Hardy do creative for NXT…it’s clearly where his talent lies now.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens over the next week or so. The Hardys could probably stay indie with the Broken stuff for a while and still make good money…assuming they own the gimmick. I don’t think they’ll go to Japan…they have enough Americans over there right now anyway.