WWE Network Actually Addressed The ‘Broken Hardys’ Trademark Situation

We’re now on day whatever of “WWE Broken Hardys” watch, with no end in sight. The battle rages on to determine who owns the rights to Matt Hardy’s “Broken Brilliance” universe that was created while the Hardys were under contract to Impact Wrestling. And while Matt hasn’t been shy about doing the Broken mannerisms and occasionally the character voice since going to WWE, they’ve never gone whole hog, almost certainly due to infringement concerns before all of this hullaballoo is settled.

But in a very unexpected twist, there is some actual, official, WWE-sanctioned on-the-record discussion about the situation. In a 15-minute interview with the Hardys that was quietly uploaded to WWE Network in the past week, Corey Graves asked about the likelihood of seeing the Broken personae in WWE. Matt Hardy is saying there’s a chance, which we of course knew. But what’s most notable is that this is on the Network at all.

Thanks to Redditor MVPlaya, we can take a look at a clip where Graves asks the question.

And thanks to Cageside Seats, here’s the transcript of the question in … uh, question.

Graves: Let’s talk about the elephant in the room, to the best of your ability. What is the status of your shattered or broken personas coming here in WWE?

Matt: I definitely think there’s a chance. It’s something that’s a work in progress. Unfortunately, because of legal reasons, I really can’t go into that right now. But I find it very flattering and humbling that every time we come wrestle in front of the WWE Universe they chant, and they address it and they acknowledge it. Please, keep doing that. We love it when they do that. And hopefully sooner rather than later we’ll be able to go into more detail about everything.

When it happens — I’m not even gonna say if — when it happens, it’s gonna be the most exciting thing to hit WWE programming in a long long time. We’re gonna keep people guessing.

Jeff: I’m so glad that my middle name’s Nero … I’ve always loved it, but I love it more than ever now…

Matt: Ladies and gentleman, I give you my brother — comma — Nero. See, they can’t do anything about that, know what I mean?

Well there you have it. Hope is still alive. I mean, we knew that before, but now we know it again, harder. Matt’s saying when, not if. He’s a man with a mission. A BROKEN mission. Delightful! Click here to watch the full Hardys interview on WWE Network.