Taz talks about the debut of “Woken” Matt Hardy on last night’s episode of Monday Night RAW.
He couldn’t believe that during Hardy’s entrance, WWE still had the old Hardy Boyz logo all over the video wall. He points out that this looks like laziness from WWE, but that was never an issue when he worked there back in the day. He’s going to give WWE the benefit of the doubt in this case, because perhaps they had something planned that didn’t come through, or they’re waiting to debut something new next week.
Taz thinks this feud between Hardy and Bray Wyatt needs to get nasty. He believes that Wyatt is aggressive enough as a heel to get believable heat on Hardy, and Hardy is a strong enough babyface to sell that heat well. When this feud gets nastier, Taz thinks there’s potential for a better story.
He points out that WWE seems to be hesitant to go all in with this Hardy character right now. He has faith that WWE will eventually go all the way, and we’ll probably even see Reby Hardy and King Maxel involved at some point. He hopes that Vanguard 1 and all the other gimmicks from the original “Broken” character eventually show up in WWE’s presentation.
Taz goes on to say that he thought WWE missed the mark with Hardy’s new music as well. When the music began the audience didn’t really react, but when they saw Hardy they popped huge. He thinks there needs to be something more impactful at the beginning of Hardy’s music to grab the audience’s attention right away, like Austin’s breaking glass or The Rock’s “If You Smell…”.