Matt Hardy Recalls Nixed Plans For Hardys To Join Forces With ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt

1 year ago by Sanchez Taylor

Matt Hardy Recalls Nixed Plans For Hardys To Join Forces With ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt WWE

Matt Hardy has recalled a crazy nixed pitch for the Broken Hardys to be paired with Bray Wyatt (Windham Rotunda) on WWE TV.

Speaking on The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, podcast about Wyatt’s WWE departure, Matt noted that, prior to his own exit in early 2020, WWE pitched for him and Jeff to join forces with Wyatt ahead of WrestleMania 36.

Discussing the plans, Matt said:

“There was a pitch to get me to try and re-sign my contract, or whenever I was doing that angle with with with Randy. They were also going to do something besides the angle with Randy Orton. They said a big match with Bray at WrestleMania and they said, ‘What if we did something now where Bray is doing something as “The Fiend”, and people are trying to stop them.

“Then all of a sudden, there’s an appearance of a very hardcore Matt Hardy that shows up and then like this Willow The Wisp or just a hardcore Jeff Hardy this shows up. Then they like squash these guys out and run them off whatever, like save “The Fiend”, but they’re very serious characters.

“But then we see the talk show where Bray is the Mr. Rogers character and he’s talking to all the kids and he’s having the show. Then you see ‘Broken Matt,’ he shows up, and then Willow The Wisp shows up and they’re part of the show as well.

“So you guys are like him. But you work as a tag team, you have like a Fiend type of character versions of yourself. Then you have a ‘Broken Matt’ and a Willow and then you’re also doing the deal,’ which sounded very cool and awesome, but I also knew at the time, that would probably last six or seven weeks, and then it would be done. So I was already mentally checked out and AEW-bound.”

Matt announced his WWE departure in March 2020, before joining AEW later that month. Jeff was later released from his WWE contract in December 2021, and debuted for AEW in March.

The Hardys are slated to battle the Young Bucks at Double or Nothing 2022.

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