Fanboy Wrampage: Hardys Refute Impact President Nordholm's Broken Claims, Feud More With Dutch Mantell
The legal battle over the rights to Matt Hardy's Broken gimmick continued yesterday the wake of statements from Impact Wrestling president Ed Nordhom claiming that Impact owns the full rights to the characters and that WWE is not interested in buying the gimmick from them. The news didn't sit well with either Hardy, causing Reby Hardy to break off her feud with WWE superstar Tyler Breeze…
(That's the love triangle angle we need, by the way, WWE. Please make that happen…)
And to claim that Impact is avoiding the Hardys' lawyers:
And Matt Hardy to retweet Pro Wrestling Sheet's Ryan Satin:
At which point Dutch Mantell took to Twitter to gloat about Nordholm's disputed statements, taunting and continuing his feud with Matt and Reby from last week.
Prompting Reby to respond:
And, in a cunning legal maneuver, to reveal tweets between herself and her lawyer about the subject:
During Monday Night RAW last night, WWE itself seemed to get in on the action, first posting a match graphic between Sheamus and Matt Hardy with Matt grinning in full Broken character:
And then later changing it to non-Broken smirk:
But when a fan pointed out the change to Reby Hardy, she had a response ready:
Even the WWE Universe got in on the action, with one fan holding a sign at Monday Night Raw referencing Senor Benjamin, Reby Hardy's real life dad, who appeared for free throughout the Broken storyline on Impact in 2016 without, according to the Hardys, ever signing a release. The Hardys find claims of copyright over Senor Benjamin particularly egregious.
And leaving Mantell to extend an olive branch, of sorts, which Reby Hardy rejected:
Charge your phone battery, Reby. This could go on for a while.