TNA creative head Jeremy Borash spoke with Sports Illustrated recently and discussed Broken Matt Hardy and Brother Nero, Total Non Stop Deletion, Tag team Apocalypto and more.
Borash believes that of all the talents that TNA has had come through their doors, Matt and Jeff Hardy are the most uniquely gifted.
"TNA has had hundreds of talents come through over its history and Matt and Jeff are in a virtual tie for most uniquely gifted performers I've ever worked with," said Borash. "Jeff has always been a rock star. His creativity frightens me, like a Jim Morrison, Evel Knievel, and Andy Warhol lovechild. Matt's "Broken Brilliance" only manifested this year and he has been called the most captivatingly innovative performer to come along in years. The combination of the two, a drone, a gardener, and an incredibly gifted wife and future king have turned the Hardys into television's modern day Addams Family."
Total NonStop Deletion, an entire episode of TNA Impact shot on location at the Hardy Compound in Cameron, North Carolina, in the style of the famous Final Deletion match, airs tonight at 8/7c. The main focus is a match starring the Hardys, entitled Tag Team Apocalypto, where any tag team from "across time and space" is inivited to compete in a Falls Count Anywhere Elimination match. The match is said to last over 45 minutes. Borash believes it will live up to the hype, and then some.
"Tag Team Apocalypto will be the most amazing match ever presented on television," he began. "Bold statement. Different than anything you've ever seen. Wrestling as we know it needs to evolve with the rest of entertainment, and this will be looked back at someday as a game changer. Early screeners have left people stunned. Books may be written on this match. With the secluded nature of our shooting, there will be a number of talents showing up you would never expect. Going to reserve comment regarding any specific contractual agreements at this time."
According to Borash, the entirety of Total Nonstop Deletion is going to be outrageously impressive, building on every thing Matt Hardy has done so far, and even surpassing it.
"The buzz surrounding the "Final Deletion" landed Matt Hardy on every wrestler of the year award list. Promoting a show on his own compound and injecting guys like (Bobby) Lashley and Eddie Edwards into that unique world, not to mention any number of unexpected guests, Matt Hardy had a premonition that Total Nonstop Deletion will be his Citizen Kane."
Borash also talked about being a live event host for Robert Irvine and more. You can read the full interview here.