Matt Hardy Reveals Nixed Plans For TNA World Title Run As Broken Matt

Broken Matt Hardy could have been TNA World Champion

When Matt Hardy became ‘broken’ in TNA it created a major amount of hype in the wrestling world, making TNA the most relevant it had been in years and helping take the ‘cinematic match’ to new heights.

Broken Matt would be joined by Brother Nero on the ‘Broken Expedition of Gold’ that saw The Hardys travel far and wide in search of tag glory, before the pair returned to WWE at WrestleMania 33 in 2017. However, had The Hardys not left TNA, Broken Matt would have made a beeline for the TNA World Championship, with Matt himself detailing the plans during an episode of the Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast:

"I wasn't going to be like, technically, the 'head' of creative," said Matt Hardy. "I was going to have a much more impactful role when it came to creative. I was going to have a much bigger say. I was gonna have a lot more input into what was going on. If we would have continued the path that we were doing some of the stuff we were talking about doing with Broken Matt, whenever we eventually decided who we would have dropped the TNA Tag Team Titles to — we left with the titles, in theory. If we would have stayed, if we would re-signed with TNA and if we would have finally chosen a team we would have dropped the titles to them, whoever it may have been, there was a point where they were already talking about me maybe even having another run with the World Title and doing it as "Broken" Matt."

Hardy also revealed who he would have ultimately dropped the TNA Title to:

"If I would have ended up winning the World Title, which was talked about, I said, 'I don't think I should have it long. I don't think 'Broken' Matt is a character that really needs titles. I don't think it does a lot.' The guy who I was saying then was getting really hot and who I wanted to try and make sure — like, 'If I win the title, let's make it a big deal. Do a couple of Hardy compound things and then three or four weeks later, I need to drop it.' I wanted to drop it to Eli Drake,” said Hardy.

H/T: Fightful

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