Matt and Reby Hardy continue to battle publicly with Impact Wrestling regarding the ownership of the "Broken" gimmick. In an interview with the LAW earlier this week, which is owned by Anthem, the parent company of Impact Wrestling, Impact Wrestling president Ed Nordholm said that it was "unquestionable" that they owned the gimmick.
Impact Wrestling Creative Consultant to Head of Creative Dutch Mantel, who has been bickering with the Hardys on Twitter lately, responded to Nordholm's comments and thanked him for "clearing it up."
Zeb Colter (@DirtyDMantell) May 22, 2017
Matt Hardy's wife, Reby, responded to the former Zeb Colter and shared a text message that she sent to her attorney, as seen below:
Guys. Giving an "interview" to YOUR OWN NETWORK while lying through your teeth is now considered "NEWS:" ?????? https://t.co/TCP81KysBW— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) May 22, 2017
Now I'm just annoyed. Which is worse than pissed, trust me. Time to squash the bug.— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) May 22, 2017
Matt chimed in, noting that Senor Benjamin was never paid by the company despite being promised, and he never signed a release to allow the company to air footage with his likeness:
Matt Hardy #DTO (@MATTHARDYBRAND) May 23, 2017