History Wrestling / MattHardy

29th Apr '16 5:42:20 PM digiman619
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* SincerityMode: On the MondayNightRaw following NoMercy1999, Matt and [[JeffHardy Jeff]] go out to have a promo against Wrestling/Edge and Wrestling/Christian, when the crowd gives them a standing ovation. [[note]] As a midcarder, he expected a modicum of fan reaction, but this was a cheer worthy of StoneColdSteveAustin[[/note]] Matt was so moved that you can see him fighting not to cry.

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* SincerityMode: On the MondayNightRaw following NoMercy1999, 1999 No Mercy PPV, Matt and [[JeffHardy Jeff]] go out to have a promo against Wrestling/Edge Edge and Wrestling/Christian, Christian, when the crowd gives them a standing ovation. [[note]] As a midcarder, he expected a modicum of fan reaction, but this was a cheer worthy of StoneColdSteveAustin[[/note]] Matt was so moved that you can see him fighting not to cry.
29th Apr '16 5:40:31 PM digiman619
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* SincerityMode: On the MondayNightRaw following NoMercy1999, Matt and [[JeffHardy Jeff]] go out to have a promo against Wrestling/Edge and Wrestling/Christian, when the crowd gives them a standing ovation. [[note]] As a midcarder, he expected a modicum of fan reaction, but this was a cheer worthy of StoneColdSteveAustin[[/note]] Matt was so moved that you can see him fighting not to cry.
17th Mar '16 9:44:16 AM SomeoneElse17
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More [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Hardy here]].
17th Mar '16 9:34:57 AM SomeoneElse17
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* HypocriticalHumor: "Adding a Hardy to a set world title match at the last second, you know how unfair that is? It's absurd!" Um…remember Bound for Glory, Matt?
28th Feb '16 6:18:20 PM SomeoneElse17
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* DudeWheresMyRespect: The entire point of the Iconic character. He thinks he deserves to be respected and treated as a wrestling legend and potential brand carrier. Fans are a divided at best on the subject, having fallen out of love with him years ago. He figures his opinion is worth more than theirs since he's independently wealthy and living the good life. Cue rubbing it in to insufferable amounts.



* IncomingHam: As Version 1 - It started with a web search for Matt Hardy, which then "loaded" the titantron before Matt made his way to the ring, with the screen formated to resemble the then-current look of Windows Media Player, whilst "Matt Facts" appeared on the left of the screen (Usually, these were useless bits of trivia). The [[BigYes "OHHH YEAH!"]] which started off his theme music qualifies as well.

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* IncomingHam: As Version 1 - 1. It started with a web search for Matt Hardy, which then "loaded" the titantron before Matt made his way to the ring, with the screen formated to resemble the then-current look of Windows Media Player, whilst "Matt Facts" appeared on the left of the screen (Usually, these were useless bits of trivia). The [[BigYes "OHHH YEAH!"]] which started off his theme music qualifies as well.
28th Feb '16 6:11:44 PM SomeoneElse17
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* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: [[spoiler: Matt with some help from his wife Reby Sky and Tyrus, he defeated Wrestling/EC3 in the Last Man Standing match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. In the process, he gave him his first official loss (although EC3 is yet to be pinned/submitted.) Had Hardy lost, he had to leave TNA for good.]].

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* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: [[spoiler: Matt with With some help from his wife Reby Sky and Tyrus, he Matt defeated Wrestling/EC3 in the Last Man Standing match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. In the process, he gave him his first official loss (although EC3 is yet to be pinned/submitted.) pinned/submitted). Had Hardy lost, lost he would've had to leave TNA for good.]].good, though that premise was all just part of the plan.]]
28th Feb '16 9:22:54 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* NotBad: He stood up from the commentators table after Adam Cole successfully defended the ROH television title against Mike Mondo saying he now say why people compared Cole to him, saying Cole was ''almost'' as good as Matt Hardy ''used'' to be.

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* NotBad: He stood up from the commentators table after Adam Cole successfully defended the ROH television title against Mike Mondo saying he now say saw why people compared Cole to him, saying Cole was ''almost'' as good as Matt Hardy ''used'' to be.
9th Feb '16 8:52:32 AM SomeoneElse17
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Over the years, Matt and Jeff would split, feud against each other, or feud against other people, before getting back together in TNA both as heels and faces. The second time around, [[spoiler:[[EarnYourHappyEnding Matt finally became]] [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tna/tna-h.html TNA World Heavyweight Champion]] at Bound for Glory 2015]].

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Over the years, Matt and Jeff would split, feud against each other, or feud against other people, before getting back together in TNA both as heels and faces. The second time around, [[spoiler:[[EarnYourHappyEnding [[EarnYourHappyEnding Matt finally became]] [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tna/tna-h.html TNA World Heavyweight Champion]] at Bound for Glory 2015]].
2015. He would relinquish the championship in a storyline controversy built to justify the pre-taped "World Title Series", but wound up winning it again through a FaceHeelDoubleTurn between Matt, his wife Reby Sky, and [[Wrestling/EC3 Ethan Carter III]].



* AlwaysSecondBest: Something of an Unfortunate TruthInTelevision. Jeff ultimately ended up being the Most Over Hardy in the long run, getting main even pushes while Matt wallowed in the mid/lower card. Even with Jeff's demons concerning drugs, both TNA and WWE saw more stock in him than Matt. Several of Matt's [[CainAndAbel feuds with Jeff]] involved this trope, making one wonder if Matt actually does have a chip on his shoulder.

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* AlwaysSecondBest: AlwaysSecondBest:
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Something of an Unfortunate TruthInTelevision. Jeff ultimately ended up being the Most Over Hardy in the long run, getting main even pushes while Matt wallowed in the mid/lower card. Even with Jeff's demons concerning drugs, both TNA and WWE saw more stock in him than Matt. Several of Matt's [[CainAndAbel feuds with Jeff]] involved this trope, making one wonder if Matt actually does have a chip on his shoulder.



** In TNA it wasn't Jeff who represented this, but [[Wrestling/EC3 Ethan Carter III]]. He has challenged [=EC3=] for the title on at least five occasions, but never successfully won any of them cleanly—of the two he won, one was a triple threat match in which Ethan was taken out by Jeff, the special referee, for provoking him throughout the match and Matt pinned [[Wrestling/DrewMcIntyre Drew Galloway]] instead, and the other was the one with the double turn involving Reby and [[Wrestling/BrodusClay Tyrus]]' betrayal of [=EC3=].



** In TNA it wasn't Jeff that sparked his FaceHeelTurn, but Wrestling/EC3. Through their wars over the TNA World Heavyweight Title, Matt and Ethan have grown a hatred of each other that has unlocked [[FaceHeelDoubleTurn new sides of themselves]] as characters.



* TheCracker: Albeit, a baby {{face}} one. He hijacked the Vendetta Pro Taktron to challenge Billy Blade. This…also implies some things about his WWE Version 1 character.

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* TheCracker: Albeit, a baby {{face}} baby{{face}} one. He hijacked the Vendetta Pro Taktron to challenge Billy Blade. This…also implies some things about his WWE Version 1 character.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: After a heartbreaking betrayal in his personal life kicked off a decade of shaky backstage relationships, creative frustrations, multiple failed rebirths[[labelnote:see]]every "Year of Matt Hardy" claim he's given over the years[[/labelnote]] and falls off the wagon[[labelnote:see]]the multiple rows of DUI arrests that got him fired from TNA the first time[[/labelnote]], and even reaching the ultimate low of faking a thinly veiled suicide note to test his fandom, which was finally enough to piss off his friends into setting him straight; Matt has gradually picked himself back up over the past few years. Apologizing to wrestling fans in [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} some companies]] and reinventing himself as an iconic heel to them in [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor others]], he has turned his life around for the most part, earned back most of the respect he'd lost in his downfall, and become a husband to Reby Sky, father to their son Maxel, and [[spoiler:finally, the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tna/tna-h.html TNA World Heavyweight Champion]]]].
* EasilyForgiven: Subverted. After attacking his brother several times, including trying to blow him up with pyro and insinuating that he had something to do with the fire that destroyed Jeff's house and killed his beloved dog, on top of costing his brother the WWE Championship to Edge, Matt begged for Jeff's forgiveness during their "I Quit" match, in which he was hogtied to a table while Jeff was preparing a double leg drop from a rather tall ladder, including saying "I quit." It ''looked'' like Jeff was going to back down after that...only to vault himself over the ladder and leg drop Matt anyway, breaking Matt's arm in the process. Matt wouldn't be forgiven until several months down the line during his brother's famous feud with Wrestling/CMPunk, in which he had to prove himself by helping Jeff several times.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After a heartbreaking betrayal in his personal life kicked off a decade of shaky backstage relationships, creative frustrations, multiple failed rebirths[[labelnote:see]]every "Year of Matt Hardy" claim he's given over the years[[/labelnote]] and falls off the wagon[[labelnote:see]]the multiple rows of DUI arrests that got him fired from TNA the first time[[/labelnote]], and even reaching the ultimate low of faking a thinly veiled suicide note to test his fandom, which was finally enough to piss off his friends into setting him straight; Matt has gradually picked himself back up over the past few years. Apologizing to wrestling fans in [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} some companies]] and reinventing himself as an iconic heel to them in [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor others]], he has turned his life around for the most part, earned back most of the respect he'd lost in his downfall, and become a husband to Reby Sky, father to their son Maxel, and [[spoiler:finally, finally, the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tna/tna-h.html TNA World Heavyweight Champion]]]].
Champion]].
* EasilyForgiven: Subverted. After attacking his brother several times, including trying to blow him up with pyro and insinuating that he had something to do with the fire that destroyed Jeff's house and killed his beloved dog, on top of costing his brother the WWE Championship to Edge, Matt begged for Jeff's forgiveness during their "I Quit" match, in which he was hogtied to a table while Jeff was preparing a double leg drop from a rather tall ladder, including saying "I quit." It ''looked'' like Jeff was going to back down after that...only to vault himself over the ladder and leg drop Matt anyway, breaking Matt's arm in the process. Matt wouldn't be forgiven until several months down the line during his brother's famous feud with Wrestling/CMPunk, in which he had to prove himself by helping Jeff several times. times.
* FaceHeelDoubleTurn: He and wife Reby Sky had this in January 2016 with Ethan Carter III in order to take the TNA World Championship title from Carter as well as bring back Hardy's "Iconic" heel character from ROH, complete with BodyguardBetrayal on the part of [[Wrestling/BrodusClay Tyrus]].
28th Jan '16 2:12:17 PM Nyame
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* {{Retcon}}: The whole triangle storyline with Edge and Lita has been retconned with the much reviled Lita/Kane marriage taking its place (ironically, the latter was originally retconned to make room for the former). It was made blatantlay obvious during the week of Edge's retirement, where he made numerous references to Lita, thanking her for her part in his career, while not making one mention of Matt, though part of that may have been because Matt's part in his career was being the guy that was cheated on by Lita with Edge. The reasoning for this is most likely due to the nature of Matt's release, where he was all but blackballed from the company.

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* {{Retcon}}: The whole triangle storyline with Edge and Lita has been retconned with the much reviled Lita/Kane marriage taking its place (ironically, the latter was originally retconned to make room for the former). It was made blatantlay blatantly obvious during the week of Edge's retirement, where he made numerous references to Lita, thanking her for her part in his career, while not making one mention of Matt, though part of that may have been because Matt's part in his career was being the guy that was cheated on by Lita with Edge. The reasoning for this is most likely due to the nature of Matt's release, where he was all but blackballed from the company.
22nd Jan '16 7:32:48 PM SomeoneElse17
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After a heartbreaking betrayal in his personal life kicked off a decade of shaky backstage relationships, creative frustrations, multiple failed rebirths[[labelnote:see]]every "Year of Matt Hardy" claim he's given over the years[[/labelnote]] and falls off the wagon[[labelnote:see]]the multiple rows of DUI arrests that got him fired from TNA the first time[[/labelnote]], and even reaching the ultimate low of faking a thinly veiled suicide note to test his fandom, which was finally enough to piss off his friends into setting him straight; Matt has gradually picked himself back up over the past few years. Apologizing to wrestling fans in [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} some companies]] and reinventing himself as an iconic heel to them in [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor others]], he has turned his life around for the most part, earned back most of the respect he'd lost in his downfall, and become a husband to Reby Sky, father to their son Maxel, and [[spoiler:finally, the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ecw/ecw-h.html TNA World Heavyweight Champion]]]].

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: After a heartbreaking betrayal in his personal life kicked off a decade of shaky backstage relationships, creative frustrations, multiple failed rebirths[[labelnote:see]]every "Year of Matt Hardy" claim he's given over the years[[/labelnote]] and falls off the wagon[[labelnote:see]]the multiple rows of DUI arrests that got him fired from TNA the first time[[/labelnote]], and even reaching the ultimate low of faking a thinly veiled suicide note to test his fandom, which was finally enough to piss off his friends into setting him straight; Matt has gradually picked himself back up over the past few years. Apologizing to wrestling fans in [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} some companies]] and reinventing himself as an iconic heel to them in [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor others]], he has turned his life around for the most part, earned back most of the respect he'd lost in his downfall, and become a husband to Reby Sky, father to their son Maxel, and [[spoiler:finally, the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ecw/ecw-h.com/us/tna/tna-h.html TNA World Heavyweight Champion]]]].
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