Matt Hardy is best known for his time in WWE where he spent a large part of his career. Years ago, Hardy, as part of his “Woken” character, joined forces with Bray Wyatt to form a tag team known as The Deleters of Worlds in WWE. However, it seems Vince McMahon asked them to buy a fish at 2 AM in the morning for a WWE angle.

Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy even held the Raw Tag Team Championships. Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt battled each other in a cinematic match at one point, which aired on Raw and took place at Hardy’s compound.

Unfortunately, Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt simply never clicked in the way they should have and this ended up disappointing fans in a huge way. Hardy also had to become “Woken” in WWE, so they could copyright the name, since Hardy owns the Broken Universe.

When he became ‘Woken,’ Matt Hardy finally got the cinematic match he always wanted on the March 19th, 2018 episode of WWE Raw. However, Vince McMahon was very involved in the match at the Hardy family compound. The Ultimate Deletion was the main event of the show, with the culmination of the match involving the Lake of Reincarnation.

While speaking on the latest episode of his podcast, The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, Matt Hardy revealed that Vince McMahon had other plans for the match. In fact, he asked Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt to buy a fish at 2 AM in the morning.

One of my favorite suggestions, he said, ‘I like this lake concept. I like this how it changes a character. That’s great sh*t, pal. What I could see is Bray gets knocked into the lake and then all of a sudden we have a false finish where he pops out of the lake but he’s got a fish in his mouth and then sinks back down,'” Matt recalled. “And they mentioned something about this. They said, ‘Can we get a fish?’

I’m like, dude, we’re in Cameron, North Carolina. When they’re telling me this it’s 2 o’clock in the morning. It’s not like you can just go to a Bait and Tackle store that’s open 24 hours. I don’t think we want to spend time catching a fish out by the Lake of Reincarnation either. He said, ‘Well if we can’t do it, we can’t do it, but it would be great.’

Matt Hardy’s vision for the Broken Matt character was never fully realized in WWE. He then left WWE and made his way to AEW, where he remains an active competitor.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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