Matt Hardy wanted to to stick to his role as a pro wrestler in WWE, but Vince McMahon had other plans for him. The boss wanted Matt to start as a producer on the main roster. Triple H knew Matt wasn’t comfortable in his new role and came up with an interesting offer.

During the latest episode of the Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, the former ECW Champion revealed Triple H pitched for Matt to lead a group as ‘Broken Matt’ on the black and gold brand while working as a producer on the main roster.

“Triple H, he called me afterward. He tried to work out deals with me doing stuff in NXT and it’s so funny, because this shows how much Vince wanted me as a producer.

“He said, ‘Well, we can pay you X amount of money if you do this NXT thing. But we can like double this almost if you do NXT, and I’ll put you with a group of guys. So you don’t have to do all the work, being an older guy, you’re like the leader of the group, and then you can also still go to TVs, you know, Raw and SmackDown, and then you can still do those and start being a coach because that’s really what Vince wants to see you as, is a producer.’

“Someone who helps teach other talents and helps construct matches and whatnot. So Vince really wanted to see me in that when it was all said and done. I have a lot of appreciation, Triple H still tried to do what he could just to keep me in the WWE system.”

Matt signed with All Elite Wrestling in 2020. He used the “Broken Matt” gimmick during a feud with The Inner Circle. Matt ditched the gimmick in 2021. Matt and Jeff will take on The Young Bucks at Double or Nothing this Sunday. Only time will tell if Matt Hardy revives the Broken Universe once more, but he can do so since he owns the rights.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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