It took almost nine months, but Matt Hardy is finally WOKEN (but not BROKEN — that’s different, apparently).
The legal standing of the BROKEN Universe, Matt (and Jeff) Hardy’s uber successful gimmick back when they were still in TNA/Impact Wrestling, has been a long and drawn out saga.
Paige hasn’t been seen on WWE television for over a year now, with a major neck injury and multiple wellness policy infractions keeping her either on the shelf or suspended (or both).
It was the last episode of Raw before Survivor Series. As usual, the WWE did their best to promote the annual Novemer pay-per-view, considered one of the “Big Four,” as much as possible. Part of that was the return of Roman Reigns, fresh off a bout with the mumps and returning to reunite The Shield.
Former bitter enemies and now apparent best friends Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are in hot water after a recent incident saw them unceremoniously sent home while the WWE is in the middle of a European tour.
The WWE are already missing the likes of Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns due to some sort of contagious virus spreading around the locker room, had Neville basically walk out of the company, and Nia Jax currently written out of the storyline for some undisclosed reason. To make matters worse, they are now without former United States and Universal champion Kevin Owens.
The Undertaker had one of the greatest retirements in wrestling history. Whether you like Roman Reigns or not, most wrestling fans will agree that watching The Undertaker lose at WrestleMania 33, passing the torch to someone else, and then leaving his trademark hat and coat in the ring as we walked off to a standing ovation was one of the most iconic moments in the history of the business.
Hulk Hogan. The Rock. Steve Austin. John Cena.
The hottest tag team on the planet right now is probably the Young Bucks, who aren’t even in the world’s most popular wrestling promotion. Matt and Nick Jackson, real life brothers, are tearing it up in Ring of Honor and New Japan, and have managed to attract a large number of fans for a team that doesn’t get the mainstream WWE exposure.