There was a point in time when many thought TNA Wrestling could challenge WWE in a WCW-style capacity.
Years later, now named Impact Wrestling, the promotion is developing working relationships with its competitors rather than working to tear them down. The latest appears to be with WWE, as footage from the Hardy Boyz run with the company is expected to air in an upcoming project on the careers of Matt and Jeff Hardy.
Matt and Jeff wrestled off and on from 1996 until 2010 in WWE. After years of tag team success, Jeff had made it to the main event scene and Matt was relegated to secondary titles before the duo left the company and made the jump to TNA.
Matt and Jeff’s story would be incomplete without discussing how Matt won his first world title and later took his career to a new level with the creation of his Broken Universe. The Broken Hardys reached a new pinnacle in Impact Wrestling with the Final Deletion, resulting in arguably the most memorable run in the company’s history. Matt and Jeff ultimately left Impact and toured the independent scene, putting on a show with the Young Bucks in Ring of Honor before landing back in WWE at WrestleMania 33 last year.
This is a gigantic step for both companies despite Kurt Angle’s jab at Impact on Monday night. The inclusion of old footage from Impact hopefully we’ll start seeing more for guys like Sting, Angle and current WWE stars Samoa Joe and AJ Styles. If this is the case, one has to wonder if any of that content could make its way to the WWE Network someday.