It's hard to distinguish between what's personal and what's legal in the saga that is The Hardys vs. Jeff Jarrett and GFW. While the two sides are indeed embroiled in a legal battle for the rights to the highly coveted "BROKEN" gimmick, they can't help but sling a little mud.
Yesterday, Matt divulged further proof that the Broken gimmick rightfully belongs to him and his brother, Jeff.
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
When a fan from Twitter asked if Vince McMahon would have footed the bill for the Hardys' production, Matt was emphatic.
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
But the real fireworks were left to his wife, Reby Hardy. She claims that Jeff Jarret and GFW have summoned a gag order and have not only broken the agreement, but have lied in doing so.
...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
Ever since The Hardys made their return at WrestleMania 33, Matt and the WWE Universe has been dying to unleash the personas that made them a cult favorite during their last days in TNA. In that same span, TNA/Impact president Ed Nordholm has been adamant that without financial compensation, the Broken Universe would only be seen in the TNA archives.
The former Tag Team Champion noted on Twitter only a week ago that the “Great War” was days away from ending, appearing to reference the ongoing trademark issues with Anthem and GFW/Impact Wrestling regarding the rights to the “Broken” universe.