Matt Hardy had a match with Bray Wyatt on this week’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw. After the match was over, Matt was shown sitting up against the turnbuckle as he did the “DELETE” hand gesture several times, as the crowd chanted along with him. The announcers acted as if they didn’t know what he was doing, but most fans watching at home knew the score.
The “Broken” Matt Hardy character was a part of TNA/Impact Wrestling in 2016 and into early 2017. They signed with WWE and had a surprise appearance at WrestleMania 33, but ever since they’ve been their return, people have wondered when they would be able to use their “Broken” gimmicks.
There have been a lot of legal questions about WWE possibly using the gimmick, but following Matt’s actions on Raw, the assumption is that he’s safe to move forward with the Broken character again. According to a report from Sports Illustrated, WWE plans on creating a new character for Matt Hardy, but it won’t be labeled “Broken” … although he may be very similar.