Both Matt Hardy and Impact Wrestling have laid claim to the #Broken Hardy characters, with Impact warning promotions, PPV, and cable companies of potential litigation if they use the characters without permission.
Last week Impact Wrestling creative director Jeff Jarrett made a congratulatory tweet to long time friend Christopher Daniels for winning the Ring of Honor World title. While the tweet seemed innocent enough, a week later Matt Hardy dug it up and made it about him and Impact Wrestling:
— #BROKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) March 23, 2017
This has struck many wrestling fans as wrong on many levels. While Jarrett is the creative director of Impact, he isn’t the legal representative of Anthem. Jarrett and Daniels are long time friends. This was about Daniels’ accomplishments, and not everything is about the #Broken Hardyz.
Whether you agree with the Anthem or Matt it looks like the bad blood between Impact Wrestling and Matt Hardy isn’t going to die down soon.