Matt Hardy Explains Why His “Broken” Character Will Be Different If It Returns
Matt Hardy has explained that if the “Broken” character were to return, it would be different from what fans are used to in the past.
When it comes to Matt Hardy, there are a lot of different characters he portrayed over the last 25 years that have captivated wrestling fans.
Matt has been a pro wrestler for over 30 years and while fans may think of The Hardy Boyz run in WWE as the best part of his career, there are some people that really loved “Broken” Matt Hardy in Impact Wrestling as much as anything he ever did.
When Matt and his brother Jeff Hardy joined WWE in 2017, the “Broken” Matt Hardy came with him too. While he had a feud and tag team run with Bray Wyatt, the character really wasn’t utilized to its fullest. Road Dogg, who was a WWE writer in the past, admitted he didn’t understand the Broken Matt character at all.
After joining AEW in March 2020, Matt showed signs of the “Broken” character at the start of his run, but for the most part has avoided a full run as Broken Matt Hardy in AEW.
Currently in AEW, Matt’s storyline has seen him and Isiah Kassidy having their contracts owned by The Firm’s Stokely Hathaway & Ethan Page, which has led to Matt being frustrated because he has to do what Ethan wants.
During a recent “Ask Matt Anything” episode of the Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt talked about the possibility of Broken Matt appearing in AEW.
“A few weeks ago on BTE, people saw Broken Matt for a second. The mentality behind that clip was that was in my mind, you see me being buddy, buddy with Ethan Page. I go in the mirror for a second. He had really, like, threatened to fire Isiah. He was really having a terrible attitude towards Isiah and you could tell that it hurt Matt Hardy when he went to the bathroom and he was on his own. So it was a little bit of a look into my mind and my soul, kind of where I’m at.”
“You can see that I was very frustrated with having to go along with this, with Ethan Page, that might help you read the story a little bit and where I’m at in actuality. I was almost so frustrated with having to roll with Ethan Page’s punches that you could see Broken Matt was starting to appear.”
“Not only am I old and beat up and 31 years deep and broken physically, I was also broken emotionally and mentally. So I think if you see Broken Matt Hardy again, which I think there’s a great opportunity you do, it’s going to be a very different version. It’s going to be much more based in reality and just a guy who’s broken physically, mentally, and emotionally, a lot of it because of Ethan Page.”