It seemed like Anthem was getting off to a good start with their takeover of Impact Wrestling, though the company did lose a number of notable talents like The Hardys. Still, that's going to happen in this business, but now it seems things have gone into pettiness territory with their recent cease and desist letter to the Hardys over their "broken" gimmick, and Reby Hardy has a great deal to say on the subject.
The "broken brilliance" schtick that the Hardys have been selling on Impact Wrestling over the last few years has easily been one of the biggest highlights for the company, and while contract negotiations were ongoing it seemed Impact wanted to keep them in house. That fell through, however, and now that the Hardys are taking their talents to places like Ring of Honor the company now wants to say they own that gimmick and everything the Hardys created while there. The company's Ed Nordholm then sent out a tweet that said "We thank @matthardybrand for a superb performance in Broken Universe. May the seven deities guide with their Broken Brilliance left behind." That didn't sit well with Reby Hardy, who is married to Matt. She went off on Twitter and brought a number of interesting details to light (via SEScoops).
First, she pointed out that their contracts could have been broken numerous times during their run with TNA, all of which would have been TNA's fault. She then highlighted the fact that Jeff Jarret was a constant obstacle in negotiations, and that Impact is saying they own Senor Benjamin, who was actually never under contract with the company and did his parts for free. She also said that TNA went "radio silent" for weeks, but then the Hardys got a two-hour deadline to respond to TNA's offer. Reby's response of "F*** you think this is, "Taken"? LOL I can't." was quite funny actually.
Hit the next slide to see her epic rant in full.
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Reby Hardy Rant
MORE than happy to play this game— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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Can we just talk about how many times Matt's contract could have been broken due to NUMEROUS issues on TNA end and...— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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...never made a fuss about shit, but MFers wanna try & come at us NOW, *after the fact* ?! Don't you have an owl to promote or some shit !?— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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Or - I dunno - a company to "make great" ? Instead of acting like the petty little bitches you are ????— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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Speaking of petty, nice video package on TNA's "history": with NO visual or mention of Jeff - who gave his all for 7 YEARS - or Kurt ?!— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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But y'all sure made sure to get those two video ID shoots of Jeff Jarrett in there LMAO. But it's "just business, brother", right ? PETTY.— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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Everything these boys have done for the company & you wanna try & fuck us for the sake of it. Literally no other reason except YOU MAD lol— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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How about my husband leaving me A DAY AFTER GIVING BIRTH to make your TV tapings ? That's how dedicated this MFer was to the company.— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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How about how the 3 highest rated TV segments of 2016 were financed by HARDYS solely to help the product & because they BELIEVED IN TNA— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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Or ALL THE SHIT TALKING BY JJ throughout contract negotiations & Matt was STILL THERE, professional & trying to make things work for 2017 !— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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Oh & this the best part...these MFers trying to come after SEÑOR BENJAMIN.
LMAO I CANT.— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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"Señor Benjamin" - my dad, by the way - who was never paid a dime by the company & who was obviously never under contract...— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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...Not that those contract things mean anything to TNA...Until after they're over or until 3 days before they expire, apparently.— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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Funny thing is, everyone who ever actually had anything to do with #BROKEN Matt Hardy has our back on this.
WHAT DOES THAT SAY TO YOU ?— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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Damn near 20% of your roster leaving in the span of a week, all citing the same reasons or none at all.
WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ?— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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And then a fakeass "wishing you well" tweet from @EdNordholm, mere HOURS before threatening to sue us. SUCH A FITTING END, MAN.— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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Seriously, you couldn't write this shit... Well. TNA couldn't write this shit... any writers worth a shit left too ! ?— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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Real cute how TNA can go radio silent for WEEKS (with exception of nonsensical drunk texts from JJ) but we get a 2 hour deadline to respond— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017
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Fuck you think this is, "Taken" ? LOL I can't.— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) March 10, 2017