Matt Hardy's "broken" character has reached stunning popularity, but Eric Bischoff doesn't think it'd fit in the WWE world.
During a recent Bischoff on Wrestling Podcast, the former WWE Raw GM spoke about the conflicts between the gimmick and what WWE presents on their television programs.
“I don’t think it’s the grittiness of the presentation that’s going to create a conflict between Matt and WWE. I believe it’s the uniqueness. It’s a very, very narrow audience that digs that characterization. I know it’s an important one but WWE plays broad. They play main stream. They play big box. They are not indie. They are Macy’s. They are not your local corner store. The “Broken” Matt Hardy character… it’s got that indie vibe to it. I think that’s where the conflict comes," said Bischoff.
Since returning to WWE, Matt Hardy has suppressed the characteristics of the gimmick, but hasn't completely eliminated them.
Fightful has been told WWE is waiting until any legalities with Impact Wrestling are cleared up before using the gimmick.