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.
On Sunday night at No Mercy, the Raw Tag Team titles were on the line in a match between champions (and reunited Shield members) Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins and challengers (and former champs) Cesaro and Sheamus. The Swiss Superman and the Celtic Warrior failed to recapture the titles, but Cesaro also left No Mercy missing major portions of his front teeth after a spot went wrong.
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.
It’s only been a week since LaVar Ball and his basketball playing sons visited Raw and basically had a train wreck on live TV, which included 15-year-old LaMelo uttering a racial slur into a live microphone. The WWE immediately apologized, but that didn’t stop The New Day from poking fun at accidental N-bombs just a day later.