History Wrestling / MattHardy

22nd Sep '16 6:54:21 PM IndirectActiveTransport
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Malaproper}}: A symptom of his "Broken" condition. For instance, he calls Wrestling/EC3 "The Third Version Of Carter". Others include renaming wrestling promotions such as [[NewJapanProWrestling The New Wrestling in Japan]], [[RingOfHonor The Honorable Wrestling]], and [[LuchaUnderground The Subterranean Lucha]].

to:

* {{Malaproper}}: A symptom of his "Broken" condition. For instance, he calls Wrestling/EC3 "The Third Version Of Carter". Others include renaming wrestling promotions such as [[NewJapanProWrestling [[Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling The New Wrestling in Japan]], [[RingOfHonor [[Wrestling/RingOfHonor The Honorable Wrestling]], and [[LuchaUnderground [[Wrestling/LuchaUnderground The Subterranean Lucha]].
22nd Sep '16 7:56:08 AM wanderlustwarrior
Is there an issue? Send a Message


And then...things get ''weird''.

After getting into another feud with his brother Jeff, in early 2016 he appeared in a bizarre personality known as "Broken" Matt Hardy, obsessed with defeating his brother (who he claimed was the one who "broke" him), who he now referred to as "Brother Nero" (it helps that "Nero" really is Jeff's middle name). This all culminated in a match only referred to as "The Final Deletion". The actual match and buildup must be seen to be believed.

to:

And then... things get ''weird''.

After getting into another feud with his brother Jeff, in early 2016 he appeared in a bizarre personality known as "Broken" '''"Broken" Matt Hardy, Hardy''', obsessed with defeating (deleting) his brother (who he claimed was the one who "broke" him), who he now referred to as "Brother Nero" (it helps that "Nero" ("Nero" really is Jeff's middle name). This all culminated in a match only referred to as "The Final Deletion". The actual match and buildup must be seen to be believed.
believed.

Since then, he and Brother Nero have become possibly the most popular element on TNA, known enough to be referenced in a Wrestling/TheNewDay vs. Wrestling/TheWyattFamily promo on WWE, and with chants of "DELETE" going throughout other promotions.

Broken Matt Hardy leads a stable consisting of himself, Brother Nero, his wife Reby Sky, their gardener and caretaker Senor Benjamin (Reby's real life father), and Vanguard-1, a hologram-projecting, video-recording, rocket-equipped, small ''drone''.
22nd Sep '16 7:50:35 AM wanderlustwarrior
Is there an issue? Send a Message


!! "BROTHER TROPER! I knew you'd come.":
* AffablyEvil: Even though he is now "Broken", he seems to still care a lot about his wife and child, and is very kind towards Señor Benjamin.

to:

!! "BROTHER TROPER! I knew you'd come.":
* AffablyEvil: Even though he is now "Broken", he seems to still care a lot about his wife and child, and is very kind towards Señor Benjamin.
General Tropes:



* ArcWords: DELETE.



* BreakTheCutie: After a month of being tormenting Jeff, Matt declared Jeff "Broken" after the latter snapped on August 11 by nailing multiple twist of Fate on their opponents the Tribunal, swantoned their coach and swantoned ''himself'', now answering to Brother Nero.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a complete lunatic obsessed with "deleting" his brother. He's also a successful pro wrestler with a loving wife, and dotes on his child Maxel.



* CompanionCube: Has two, Skarsgård, the dilapidated boat and Vanguard One, a drone with a name that goes back to his Version 1 gimmick.



* DarkIsEvil: "Broken" Matt Hardy claims the oldest and most important war in the history of mankind is the light versus the dark. So naturally LightIsGood.
* 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.

to:

* DarkIsEvil: "Broken" Matt Hardy claims the oldest and most important war in the history of mankind is the light versus the dark. So naturally LightIsGood.
* 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 were divided at best on the subject, having fallen out of love with him years ago. He figures figured his opinion is worth more than theirs since he's independently wealthy and living the good life. Cue rubbing it in to insufferable amounts.amounts.
**Then he actually ''did'' begin to carry the TNA brand as BROKEN Matt.



* FateWorseThanDeath: "The Darkness Of Deletion" as he claims is taking out everything inside that makes something and leaving a hollow shell of what it once was.



* FountainOfYouth: The lake on the Hardy estate is seemingly able to revert people (at least temporarily) into previous gimmicks. Jeff Hardy to Willow during the Final Deletion, and Abyss to Joseph Park during Delete Or Decay.



* InsistentTerminology: He is Brother Nero, he is my Obsolete Mule! I deleted everything that made him who he was! J-E-F-F-H-A-R-D-Y does not exist! I own that intellectual property, and anyone who refers to and violates my intellectual property, I will sue for my money's worth!



* LockedIntoStrangeness: His "Broken" condition comes with a skunk stripe in his now wild hair.
* {{Malaproper}}: A symptom of his "Broken" condition. For instance, he calls Wrestling/EC3 "The Third Version Of Carter".



* NicknamingTheEnemy: To Broken Matt, Jeff is Brother Nero, The Evil Enigma, and now The Obsolete Mule. In fact, Broken Matt categorizes ''all'' of his enemies as Brother Neros, differentiating each one (except Jeff) by adding a part of their name at the end (Brother Nero [[Wrestling/{{EC3}} Ethan]], Brother Nero [[Wrestling/JamesStorm Storm]], Brother Nero [[Wrestling/RomanReigns Reigns]], etc.).



* PapaWolf: In the ''DELETE or DECAY'' event, the BROKEN Hardy's put down another hard fought performance, but Matt ensures that his son is safe before any of the battle takes place.



* RedOniBlueOni: Matt is the Blue Oni to Jeff's Red. Although "Broken" Matt is the Red, at least until Willow comes out.

to:

* RedOniBlueOni: Matt is the Blue Oni to Jeff's Red. Although "Broken" Matt is the Red, to both Jeff Hardy and Brother Nero, at least until Willow comes out.



%% * SiblingTeam: Guess who...

to:

%% * SiblingTeam: Guess who...



* TimeAbyss: In his broken condition Matt Hardy believes his soul has existed for thousands of years and he was given access to its memories gained through other fleshy vessels. Not all souls actually live very long though, only great ones.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: There is no shortage of instigators through Matt Hardy's career who had a hand in sending him on the path to becoming BROKEN.

to:

* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: There is no shortage of instigators through Matt Hardy's career who had a hand in sending him on the path to becoming BROKEN.BROKEN, both emotionally and as a character.



* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: His "Broken" persona has one that's hard to pin down, to put it mildly. Somewhere between his own, a British one, and a Kenyan one. [[{{Kayfabe}} According to him]], it's from a thousand years up into the future.
* WhereItAllBegan: His third match in the saga to rid himself of Jeff...Brother Nero...ended up taking place in a backyard.


Added DiffLines:



!! "BROTHER TROPER! I knew you'd come." (BROKEN Matt Hardy tropes):
*AFatherToHisMen: Clearly important to him are the rest of his "stable". Before seeking revenge on Decay, he ensured that all members of the family were safe and restored, even Brother Nero, who he still needed.
* AffablyEvil: Even though he is now "Broken", he seems to still care a lot about his wife and child, and is very kind towards Señor Benjamin.
* ArcWords: DELETE.
* BreakTheCutie: After a month of being tormenting Jeff, Matt declared Jeff "Broken" after the latter snapped on August 11 by nailing multiple twist of Fate on their opponents the Tribunal, swantoned their coach and swantoned ''himself'', now answering to Brother Nero.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a complete lunatic obsessed with "deleting" enemies. He's also a successful pro wrestler with a loving wife, and dotes on his child Maxel. He has successfully won over and healed an injured Brother Nero, revived an offline Vanguard-1, and has "premon-EEE-tions" with near perfect accuracy.
* CompanionCube: Has two, Skarsgård, the dilapidated boat and Vanguard One, a drone with a name that goes back to his Version 1 gimmick.
* DarkIsEvil: "Broken" Matt Hardy claims the oldest and most important war in the history of mankind is the light versus the dark. So naturally LightIsGood.
* FateWorseThanDeath: "The Darkness Of Deletion" as he claims is taking out everything inside that makes something and leaving a hollow shell of what it once was.
* FountainOfYouth: The lake on the Hardy estate is seemingly able to revert people (at least temporarily) into previous gimmicks, and heal them. Jeff Hardy to Willow during the Final Deletion, and Jeff to the Antichrist and Abyss to Joseph Park during Delete Or Decay.
* InsistentTerminology: He is Brother Nero, he is my Obsolete Mule! I deleted everything that made him who he was! J-E-F-F-H-A-R-D-Y does not exist! I own that intellectual property, and anyone who refers to and violates my intellectual property, I will sue for my money's worth!
* LockedIntoStrangeness: His "Broken" condition comes with a skunk stripe in his now wild hair.
* {{Malaproper}}: A symptom of his "Broken" condition. For instance, he calls Wrestling/EC3 "The Third Version Of Carter". Others include renaming wrestling promotions such as [[NewJapanProWrestling The New Wrestling in Japan]], [[RingOfHonor The Honorable Wrestling]], and [[LuchaUnderground The Subterranean Lucha]].
* NicknamingTheEnemy: To Broken Matt, Jeff is Brother Nero, The Evil Enigma, and now The Obsolete Mule. In fact, Broken Matt categorizes ''all'' of his enemies as Brother Neros, differentiating each one (except Jeff) by adding a part of their name at the end (Brother Nero [[Wrestling/{{EC3}} Ethan]], Brother Nero [[Wrestling/JamesStorm Storm]], Brother Nero [[Wrestling/RomanReigns Reigns]], etc.).
**Even after winning over Brother Nero as an ally, he is still "The Nefarious Brother Nero".
* PapaWolf: In the ''DELETE or DECAY'' event, the BROKEN Hardy's put down another hard fought performance, but Matt ensures that his son is safe before any of the battle takes place.
* TimeAbyss: In his broken condition Matt Hardy believes his soul has existed for thousands of years and he was given access to its memories gained through other fleshy vessels. Not all souls actually live very long though, only great ones. Eventually he and Brother Nero train with the soul of the boxer Joe Frazier, reincarnated into a ''kangaroo''.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: His "Broken" persona has one that's hard to pin down, to put it mildly. Somewhere between his own, a British one, and a Kenyan one. [[{{Kayfabe}} According to him]], it's from a thousand years up into the future.
* WhereItAllBegan: His third match in the saga to rid himself of Jeff...Brother Nero...ended up taking place in a backyard.
16th Sep '16 10:17:59 AM SomeoneElse17
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The ultimate "break" of course came with Jeff H…erm, Brother Nero. With Nero's disapproval of the way Matt regained the TNA World Title and then the methods he used to defend it, the brothers found themselves at odds once again.[[note]]That "once again" is another point — they've feuded with each other several times before thanks to Matt's frustration and ego kicking in.[[/note]] This only continued after he lost the championship to Drew Galloway and then they both went after it. Inevitably, this led to the Full Metal Mayhem match in which Jeff dove off the top of the stage with a Swanton onto Matt through a table. The rest is history.

to:

** The ultimate "break" of course came with Jeff H…erm, Brother Nero. With Nero's disapproval of the way Matt regained the TNA World Title and then the methods he used to defend it, the brothers found themselves at odds once again.[[note]]That "once again" is another point — they've feuded with each other several times before thanks to Matt's frustration and ego kicking in.[[/note]] This only continued after he lost the championship to Drew Galloway and then they both went after it. Inevitably, this led to the Full Metal Mayhem match in which Jeff Jef…Nero dove off the top of the stage with a Swanton onto Matt through a table. The rest is history.
14th Sep '16 2:16:28 PM Skyreach
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* PapaWolf: In the ''DELETE or DECAY'' event, the BROKEN Hardy's put down another hard fought performance, but Matt ensures that his son is safe before any of the battle takes place.
11th Sep '16 4:22:09 PM VenomLancerHae
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AGodAmI: When [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Bully Ray declared Team 3D]] to be gods of tag team wrestling, in comparison to the American Wolves, who claimed were not on their level, Matt said the the Hardys were also gods of tag team wrestling, and that Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards were merely "good".



* BerserkButton: Don't you dare give him purple grapes; MATTHEW only eats green grapes.

to:

* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
**
Don't you dare give him purple grapes; MATTHEW only eats green grapes.



* [[BreakTheCutie Break]][=/=]CorruptTheCutie: After a month of being tormenting Jeff, Matt declared Jeff "Broken" after the latter snapped on August 11 by nailing multiple twist of Fate on their opponents the Tribunal, swantoned their coach and swantoned ''himself'', now answering to Brother Nero.
* BreakupBreakout

to:

* [[BreakTheCutie Break]][=/=]CorruptTheCutie: BreakTheCutie: After a month of being tormenting Jeff, Matt declared Jeff "Broken" after the latter snapped on August 11 by nailing multiple twist of Fate on their opponents the Tribunal, swantoned their coach and swantoned ''himself'', now answering to Brother Nero.
* BreakupBreakoutBreakupBreakout:



* CavalryBetrayal

to:

* CavalryBetrayalCavalryBetrayal:



* AGodAmI: When [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Bully Ray declared Team 3D]] to be gods of tag team wrestling, in comparison to the American Wolves, who claimed were not on their level, Matt said the the Hardys were also gods of tag team wrestling, and that Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards were merely "good".



* [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules Screw the Money, I have Grapes]]: In one MATTHEW video, he claims the million dollars or so he has earned in the past decade is worthless, save to buy grapes.
* SiblingTeam: Guess who...

to:

* [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules Screw the Money, I have Grapes]]: ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: In one MATTHEW video, he claims the million dollars or so he has earned in the past decade is worthless, save to buy grapes.
%% * SiblingTeam: Guess who...



* [[SpellMyNameWithAThe Spell My URL With a The]]: Originally named his official site [=http://www.thematthardy.com=], later changed to [=http://www.thematthardyshow.com=], leading to [[Wrestling/GailKim other]] [[Wrestling/ShawnMichaels wrestlers]] taking the same approach for their sites.

to:

* [[SpellMyNameWithAThe Spell My URL With a The]]: SpellMyNameWithAThe: Originally named his official site [=http://www.thematthardy.com=], later changed to [=http://www.thematthardyshow.com=], leading to [[Wrestling/GailKim other]] [[Wrestling/ShawnMichaels wrestlers]] taking the same approach for their sites.



* StartMyOwn

to:

* StartMyOwnStartMyOwn:



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Grapes.

to:

* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Grapes.Matt Hardy loves grapes.



* WorkedShoot

to:

* WorkedShootWorkedShoot:
11th Sep '16 6:43:18 AM SomeoneElse17
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** One of if not the first major "break" in his path can be attributed to Kane, Lita, and Edge. The Matt Hardy that was always in love with either Lita or his own Mattitude, the one whose biggest problems with other wrestlers were your typical onscreen feuding fare and had no negative bearing on his job security, probably would've never left WWE or would've left on good terms, nor would he have had his faux-suicide meltdown in 2011. Of course, that Matt Hardy died in 2005 and gave way to a vengeful and bitter man bent on retribution when he went through a year of futilely defending his love from Kane only to end up in the hospital, helpless to stop Kane from forcing her into a loveless marriage, then finding out that she'd turned lovingly to his former close friend Edge behind the backs of everyone involved.

to:

** One of if not the first major "break" in his path can be attributed to Kane, Lita, and Edge. The Matt Hardy that was always in love with either Lita or his own Mattitude, the one whose biggest problems with other wrestlers were your typical onscreen feuding fare and had no negative bearing on his job security, probably would've never left WWE or would've left on good terms, nor would he have had his faux-suicide meltdown in 2011. Of course, that Matt Hardy died in 2005 and gave way to a vengeful and bitter man bent on retribution when he went through a year of futilely defending his love from Kane only to end up in the hospital, helpless to stop Kane from forcing her Lita into a loveless marriage, then finding out that she'd turned lovingly romantically to his former close friend Edge behind the backs of everyone involved.



** The ultimate "break" of course came with Jeff H…erm, Brother Nero. With Nero's disapproval of the way Matt regained the TNA World Title and then the methods he used to defend it, the brothers found themselves at odds once again. This only continued after he lost the championship to Drew Galloway and then they both went after it. Inevitably, this led to the Full Metal Mayhem match in which Jeff dove off the top of the stage with a Swanton onto Matt through a table. The rest is history.

to:

** The ultimate "break" of course came with Jeff H…erm, Brother Nero. With Nero's disapproval of the way Matt regained the TNA World Title and then the methods he used to defend it, the brothers found themselves at odds once again. [[note]]That "once again" is another point — they've feuded with each other several times before thanks to Matt's frustration and ego kicking in.[[/note]] This only continued after he lost the championship to Drew Galloway and then they both went after it. Inevitably, this led to the Full Metal Mayhem match in which Jeff dove off the top of the stage with a Swanton onto Matt through a table. The rest is history.
10th Sep '16 6:33:26 AM SomeoneElse17
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: There is no shortage of instigators through Matt Hardy's career who had a hand in sending him on the path to becoming BROKEN.
** One of if not the first major "break" in his path can be attributed to Kane, Lita, and Edge. The Matt Hardy that was always in love with either Lita or his own Mattitude, the one whose biggest problems with other wrestlers were your typical onscreen feuding fare and had no negative bearing on his job security, probably would've never left WWE or would've left on good terms, nor would he have had his faux-suicide meltdown in 2011. Of course, that Matt Hardy died in 2005 and gave way to a vengeful and bitter man bent on retribution when he went through a year of futilely defending his love from Kane only to end up in the hospital, helpless to stop Kane from forcing her into a loveless marriage, then finding out that she'd turned lovingly to his former close friend Edge behind the backs of everyone involved.
** Reby Sky and Wrestling/EC3 can safely be considered his penultimate major "break". After a path through personal hell and redemption culminated in a marriage to Reby and a son with her named Maxel, he returned to TNA to team with his brother once again, only for said brother to get injured and for both men to go singles, which ultimately led to Matt taking advantage of opportunity to beat Ethan for the TNA World Heavyweight Title. Then he effectively lost the title back to Ethan in a straight-up match at the end of a 32-wrestler tournament, and Reby encouraged him to "stop giving and start taking", setting him on the path to becoming a brand-obsessed heel schemer and declaring himself iconic.
** The ultimate "break" of course came with Jeff H…erm, Brother Nero. With Nero's disapproval of the way Matt regained the TNA World Title and then the methods he used to defend it, the brothers found themselves at odds once again. This only continued after he lost the championship to Drew Galloway and then they both went after it. Inevitably, this led to the Full Metal Mayhem match in which Jeff dove off the top of the stage with a Swanton onto Matt through a table. The rest is history.
10th Sep '16 5:50:57 AM SomeoneElse17
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: His "Broken" persona has one that's hard to pin down, to put it mildly. Somewhere between his own, a British one, and a Kenyan one.

to:

* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: His "Broken" persona has one that's hard to pin down, to put it mildly. Somewhere between his own, a British one, and a Kenyan one. [[{{Kayfabe}} According to him]], it's from a thousand years up into the future.



* XtremeKoolLetterz: ''Boyz''

to:

* XtremeKoolLetterz: ''Boyz''''Boyz''.
9th Sep '16 7:23:10 PM TruebloodJoe
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* FountainOfYouth: The lake on the Hardy estate is seemingly able to revert people (at least temporarily) into previous gimmicks. Jeff Hardy to Willow during the Final Deletion, and Abyss to Joseph Park during Delete Or Decay.
This list shows the last 10 events of 131. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Wrestling.MattHardy