The Hardy Boyz were really close to being "broken" again, until Global Force Wrestling changed terms of a proposed agreement.
According to a story by Sports Illustrated, The Hardy Boyz were close to acquiring the rights to the gimmick, which is allegedly owned by Global Force Wrestling. The story notes that Jeff Hardy was offered a lucrative deal by Impact Wrestling at the time, while Matt Hardy was offered a spot on the creative team. Hardy has indicated to Fightful.com in the past that he's very interested in working on the creative side of the business.
Reby Hardy took to Twitter to indicate that Jeff Jarrett lied on his media call last week when he said that GFW (formerly TNA and Impact) owned the intellectual property of the "broken universe." SI said that the Hardys and GFW had reached an agreement on a stipulation that would require the Hardys to shell out $1,000, then a subsequent $5,000 whenever Reby posted negativity in regards to GFW owner Anthem on Twitter.
Matt Hardy later took to Twitter to say that if Anthem President Ed Nordholm didn't settle the situation soon that the Hardys would expose the group. Fightful.com can confirm that from Matt's side, he's been extremely adamant that if he went the legal route, that he'd end up winning.
SI also reported that sources close to the negotiation, the pay would be between $10,000-15,000 for the rights to the gimmick, with a press statement indicating the terms had been reached. The point of contention came when GFW demanded half of revenue from the Hardys.