A new name has joined the list of TNA’s potential buyers: Broken Matt Hardy.
Last night he tweeted:
I am interested in purchasing @IMPACTWRESTLING if the owners will sell to me. I would inject my #BROKENBrilliance into every iota of it.
If I buy, 1st move is to DELETE the OBSOLETE TNA acronym. The poor play on words retards the brand from reaching its full potential.
In isolation, this just seems like Broken Matt Hardy being Broken Matt Hardy. But taken alongside PWInsider’s report on Impact Wrestling’s end-of-year plans, it might be part of a bigger storyline.
They claim that TNA’s final episode of 2016 will be filmed entirely at the Hardy compound in Cameron, North Carolina, just like the ‘Final Deletion’ and ‘Delete or Decay’ matches. The episode would be called ‘Total Nonstop Deletion’ and will involve Matt Hardy inviting tag teams from around time and space to compete in a falls count anywhere match called Tag Team Apocalypto. Hardy and Jeremy Borash have been contacting teams from outside TNA to appear.
The episode will also feature the ‘in-ring debut’ of Matt Hardy’s son King Maxel, and a match between Grado and a kangaroo called Smoking Joe Frazier. And you thought Vince Russo’s booking was wacky.
TNA President Billy Corgan, who is trying to buy the promotion, has been a big proponent of the Final Deletion format – which drove Impact Wrestling to its highest ratings of the year – and has previously said that he wants to rebrand TNA.
Perhaps Broken Matt Hardy will be the onscreen character force that makes Corgan’s plans happen, collapsing the space and time of TNA to rebirth a new promotion and continuity from its ashes.
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