Now that The Hardyz seem to be off the title chase and onto other efforts, we ask our writers: whats next for Matt and Jeff?
Honestly, if it is settled in the courts, I see their #Broken gimmick emerging very soon. I think they will stay in the tag team division for a long while, potentially become tag team champs once again as Broken Matt and Brother Nero, but then split up into individual competition at some point down the road.
This is excluding any potential career-ending injuries, considering the age they are at anything could happen. Should the gimmick not be approved, then I see them launching into singles competition once the year is out. One major program pitting Hardy Brother versus Hardy Brother and then branching out to other feuds.
I think they become almost enhancement talents for a bit, to be honest. Putting them in against a team like The Revival, it makes a ton more sense to put Dash and Dawson over. And, I think Matt and Jeff can accept that, similar to what The Dudleyz did when they came back a couple years ago. They had some nice wins, but eventually, it was clear what they were destined for. Now, to be honest, Matt and Jeff have more left to offer, I think. So, they can serve as an enhancement tag team for a little bit, but ultimately I expect them to forge a path on the singles circuit. I think things like how they crossed paths with Finn Balor, that’s just foreshadowing of things to come.
And yes, ultimately, I think one way or the other, we will finally get to see the Broken gimmick in living color. I, for one, am excited for it, as I’ve only ever heard about it, but never actually seen it.
The one thing I hope we don’t see? I am not looking forward to any more Hardy versus Hardy matches, that’s for sure.
We watched The Hardy Boyz steal the show at WrestleMania by making their awaited return and capturing the RAW Tag Team Championship by winning a ladder match. Truly a shocking moment that was pop of the night. Now that they’ve lost the belts and seemingly the feud to Cesaro & Sheamus, they are in a little bit of limbo. I hope WWE keeps them together. We’ve seen both succeed as singles stars and feud. Right now, The Hardy Boyz seem to be worth more as a team than singles stars. In a year or two, WWE could have them sent to different brands via the Draft. I guess they remain as a team and work with other big stars while helping the mid-card level talent reach a better spot in the company.