Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Matt and Reby Hardy have some things to say about the management at Global Force Wrestling (GFW) - especially head of creative Jeff Jarrett - and the promotion’s owners, Anthem Entertainment.
This all swirls around the dispute over ownership of the “Broken” gimmick they used while appearing on Impact Wrestling. It’s a situation which appears to be going nowhere after GFW opted to not sign an agreement which would have sold the rights to Matt that was negotiated by Billy Corgan and the Hardys’ lawyers a couple weeks back, so it’s not clear what the latest round of tweets accomplishes, but...
Matt’s brief Twitter statement sounds like part of a potential legal strategy, and comments on how Vince McMahon handles business as a point of comparison for why Hardy feels he owns what he created while working for TNA but wouldn’t think the same of something he came up with working for WWE:
FUN FACT-Myself, Jeff & Reby spent $2500 & 4 days creating The Final Deletion set, with ZERO help from TNA, as it was our vision & creation.— REBORN by FATE (@MATTHARDYBRAND) July 25, 2017
I wonder if u would have fought the WWE the same way. Would Vince let u go and let u take your gimmick?— Into The Game (@Blingmale97) July 25, 2017
100%. I never expected "Version 1". WWE never pays you 2 months late & they fund all shots. I created this concept with my $ on my property.— REBORN by FATE (@MATTHARDYBRAND) July 26, 2017
Reby’s launches off a response to a week old tweet claiming her past rants are a reason GFW didn’t accept the deal, and explains the situation... with a couple personal attacks at Double-J:
If they were going to, they would have LONG BEFORE I ever said anything again. My recent speaking out was after the last straw for us... https://t.co/Y2f5m0Izxo— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) July 26, 2017
...after weeks of staying quiet, as per our verbal agreement that was made once Billy & our lawyers reached out to them on our behalf...— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) July 26, 2017
...Apparently they couldn't hold up their end of it, with Jeff, Ed & Dutch continuing to give interviews & lie to anyone would who listen...— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) July 26, 2017
...For what ? EGO; that's what this is all about. TNA gains NOTHING they didn't already have by putting us through this mess...— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) July 26, 2017
...attempting to prevent us from making money ? Trying to shut down an entire ROH PPV ? Yeah, we haven't forgotten about that...— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) July 26, 2017
...but they want you to, as they gloat of "building bridges" to detract from the fact that they can no longer fund their own programming...— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) July 26, 2017
...Lets keep it real; Jeff Jarrett burns bridges like he burns through Kurt Angle's alimony money. They were never going to cooperate...— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) July 26, 2017
...regardless of how many chances we gave them to do things amicably/the right way. And there were MANY...— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) July 26, 2017
...Jarrett himself said they were going to "drag it out as long as possible" because "they'll get tired of spending money"...— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) July 26, 2017
...Easy for a failing company & someone whose lifestyle is supported by his wife's ex husband to say. You weak AF, little man...— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) July 26, 2017
...The ONLY thing we're tired of are the blatant lies & we will NEVER back down. Even tho we've ALREADY WON. #NoCredEd #FuckThatOwl— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) July 26, 2017
So, nothing new.
But expect another post like this in a couple weeks, as the Hardys know it will get digital “ink”, because sites like ours know folks will click on it.