Jeff Hardy triumphantly returned to the WWE almost one year ago exactly, at WrestleMania 33, and captured the Tag Team titles with brother Matt. However, a shoulder injury put him on the shelf in September and he’s been forced to watch from the sidelines every since. Now that Matt has become “WOKEN,” fans are anxious for Jeff to return to WWE television and (hopefully) assume the Brother Nero role in the WOKEN/BROKEN universe.
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We’ve been loosely covering the ongoing legal drama between Matt and Jeff Hardy, Impact Wrestling, and the WWE when it comes to who owns the rights to the Hardy “Broken Universe,” a collection of wrestling gimmicks and phrases that include Broken Matt, Brother Nero, and #BRILLIANT.
If you’ve been paying attention to the wrestling internet in the past couple of months, you’re probably aware that there is an ongoing legal skirmish between the WWE, Impact Wrestling, and Matt and Jeff Hardy over who, exactly, owns the rights to the intellectual property known as the “Broken Universe” — the Hardy’s wildly strange (yet successful) gimmick in Impact Wrestling that included things like Broken Matt, Brother Nero and the Final Deletion.
Anything can happen in the world of pro wrestling, and that’s just talking about the scripted action. When you add in the element of live television (or being part of an arena crowd), the potential for something unplanned is even higher. And no matter how careful the WWE (or other promotions) are, sometimes things go wrong in the middle of their shows, for a number of different reasons. It could be an injury that changes the path of an entire storyline, a performer going rogue, or some other unforeseen disaster.
The biggest question in all of professional wrestling right now is not IF The Hardy Boyz will be returning to the WWE, but WHEN.
SummerSlam is one of WWE’s longest-running Pay Per Views and one of the legendary “Big Four”, a massive show which WWE likes to tout as “the biggest PPV of the summer”. And when you have a Pay Per View that has been around for roughly three decades, you get all sorts of weird statistics and interesting facts that crop up from years and years of matches. As a result, we’ve picked through the entire history of SummerSlam to come up with some items about WWE’s big summer party that we thought you’d find interesting. Enjoy!