And just when it seems that resolution is coming, we return to the same. It seems that at the moment there has been no agreement for the Broken Universe nor is it close to completion. In our last update of no more than a month ago we looked forward to a prompt conclusion, something that the Hardy family also seemed to believe if we relied on the encouraging messages they made public then. Today the picture looks even uglier than before, as the worst scenario could be about to occur.
We are talking about that justice could get in hand and be a judge in this dispute that seems to have no end . There are not many alternatives for Matt, Jeff and family, as in the words of the same GFW President Ed Nordholm, in declarations with Sports Illustrated , his company has stopped negotiating the rights of the characters.
“The company has spent millions of dollars making television last year, including all shows where we incorporate several aspects of Broken Brilliance. I do not know if Jeff and Matt made any other investment but that does not change what he said in his contracts about who owns the intellectual property. If they ever invested it was something they never notified me, but saying that they paid the show’s costs is ridiculous.
“I stopped thinking about that (the negotiations). We have a show to do and a company and a brand to attend. We have things at our disposal that are more important than solving the Broken Brilliance issue. I made a genuine effort to solve something that would benefit the Hardy and that was a good gesture for Matt. We did not come to a conclusion and ready, we went over the page. We will not continue with that, I am not interested in opening a new dialogue. I’m not interested in opening a new conversation. We did our best, it did not happen and I will not negotiate all over again. “
As expected, the manager’s words kicked off another batch of darts against him and the formerly known TNA by the Hardy / Sky marriage. The first to respond was Reby, who, how could it be otherwise, railed against his “friend” Nordholm.
REBY HARDY SAYS MATT HARDY HAS TAPED EVERY PHONE CALL WITH ED NORDHOLM.
— Reby Hardy (@RebyHardy) July 26, 2017
“Reby Hardy says that Matt Hardy has recorded every phone conversation with Ed Nordholm .. and the unbelievable Ed is LYING through his yellowish Candian teeth.”
Matt followed. For that, he made a capture of an excerpt from the interview where it could be read:
“Anthem says three days before March’s Impact recordings, Matt Hardy said he would not sign a new deal unless he was paid an additional $ 100,000 in addition to what they had previously agreed to. Multiple sources have denied this and asserted that this is an absolute lie invented to make Matt Hardy look bad. Is there any truth in what was said?
Nordholm- “Absolutely. On a Sunday night before Thursday’s recordings, when I had the contract in my hands for a while, Matt Hardy called to let me know I needed another $ 100,000 or otherwise would explore other options. I do not say it to make it look bad, I do not blame him for trying to maximize his economic situation in his last big steps. The reality is that I could not afford that amount at that particular moment and I had to say no. I do not have…”
Below them, the eldest brother accused Nordholm of being a liar and called him a defamation. He then reaffirmed what his wife said.
“Ed Nordholm gave an interview where he LIED LOWLY to defame me. I have the recordings of all the conversations to prove it. Checking it out with lawyers … “
This nth round-trip between the parties led to speculation about a possible demand, theory that was not only made by fans but also by the prestigious site PWInsider, which has closely followed the problem. And that was exactly the central point when SI gave Sky the opportunity to give his version of the facts yesterday. Will things be settled in court?
“Going to court is not the same as going to the grocery store. There is a lot of money involved in a legal case, which is another reason why Anthem (parent company of GFW) is stretching the issue as much as they can. Jeff Jarrett said, ‘Keep stretching it, you will get tired of spending money.’ We would love to solve this as civilian human beings, which is what we have been trying to do for months and months. There are many things that, if we choose to go to court, we could add to the case.
” Mr. Benjamin , my father, never signed a contract that would allow his image to be public. Technically they should not have been able to transmit their material. The same with my son, Maxel , who never wrote papers that allowed him to be in Universal Studios (residence of the Impact Zone), which could jeopardize their relationship with the space where they film monthly. There is also the fact that I created, recorded, directed and edited a lot of content and never gave them permission to use it. “
The next question went through claims Anthem that they never asked for a percentage of the profits of paintings and music of Jeff Hardy as well that both he and Matt were offered a similar sum to the coming obtaining in its previous Agreement during the renewal process. Both topics were overthrown by Reby, who reacted as follows:
“We actually have these documents in the form of an e-mail from Ed Nordholm. In one of the contracts, Anthem specified that a percentage of any revenue from ShopMattHardy.com and JeffHardyBrand.com would be directed to the company. The fact that they asked for that is an insult. Jeff’s site is literally his paintings and his music; Has no relation with wrestling, it is more its artistic side. Why should they get involved in that? And they put that is a very suspicious move … we have the documents to prove it.
” Jeff Jarrett’s plan was to give Jeff Hardy all the money and in fact he said he wanted to pay Matt as little as possible because he believed he could not go anywhere without Jeff. I had reservations against WWE for a while, but I forgot about them and our loyalty to TNA after I knew that. A la mie *** with them, to make it easier. After Matt financed his own cartoons and put hours and hours of his own time writing shows … to mie *** with them. We did not have scripts. They are claiming intellectual property, claiming that it is their character and that they developed it, but we never had a simple script or a film. That was all Matt’s dedication to the character.
“The amount of time and effort he put into this made him become his baby, and that’s why this is more than a personal issue for us , more than just business. Everything was his creation and can easily prove that it was all ours and that it is nothing but ego on the other side. Matt refused to renew and they really thought he could not go anywhere else. Ed Nordholm told Jeff’s lawyer, ‘Tell’ em to go to WWE. ‘ Is that the way you trade? Trying to get someone to sign a contract for me to work on your company for my money? In short, it is about their egos against all the time, the effort and the passion that we deposit in this project and personage. This is personal vs.
We also know, courtesy of the Insider , that GFW’s requests for “Broken Matt Hardy”, “Brother Nero”, “Broken Brilliance”, “Broken Universe” and “Vanguard1” have been rejected because they can not specify which end Of the company for the same. Therefore, regardless of which side possesses the rights of the twisted Broken universe, neither side nor the other owns the aforementioned five terms momentarily. Recall that the brothers had already requested “Broken Matt” , so there could also be a dispute in that regard.
Meanwhile, the Hardyz refuse to stop acting somewhat “broken,” as you will see in the latest edition of Raw Fallout. What do you think about this endless problem? Do you think it’s worth going to court? Will WWE intervene in this case? Leave your opinions in the comment box.