Impact Wrestling Sends Cease and Desist Letters to ROH PPV Providers Over Broken Universe

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Pro Wrestling Sheet has confirmed Impact Wrestling sent cease and desist letters to PPV providers in regards to Broken Matt and Jeff Hardy ahead of ROH‘s event last night … but we’re told the company doesn’t want to permanently stop the brothers from using the characters.

Sources with direct knowledge tell us the call to send legal letters came from the top brass at Anthem and wasn’t a decision that Jeff Jarrett had anything to do with.

We’re told the cease and desists included direct verbiage from the contracts both brothers signed. According to reports that was enough to scare Dish Network, who pulled the show.

Our Impact Wrestling sources say Anthem isn’t trying to recreate the characters without the brothers and they don’t want to force Matt and Jeff to no longer use them either — they want to work out an agreement for the Broken Universe IP. One that gives Anthem a cut of future proceeds.

Nordholm also tweeted saying Jeremy Borash, Dave Lagana and Billy Corgan created the characters, which should give further insight into why he’s standing firm.

Matt’s wife Reby Hardy went public with their feelings on this over the past 24 hours. Some of her tweets include:

  • “Can we just talk about how many times Matt’s contract could have been broken due to NUMEROUS issues on TNA end and never made a fuss about shit, but MFers wanna try & come at us NOW, *after the fact* ?! Don’t you have an owl to promote or some sh*t!? Or – I dunno – a company to “make great” ? Instead of acting like the petty little bitches you are????
  • “Ayy . You’re the only cable provider who p*ssied out to TNA’s threat. DO BETTER by wrestling fans who support you & the talent!”
  • “Don’t ever want to hear anyone talk about “burning bridges” when this move, which f*cks ROH & cable providers, leaves the most ashes behind”

Sound off in the comments and tell us what you think.

  • Royale with Crowne

    F Anthem!

  • Timothy Amesquita

    okay this doesn’t make sense for impact /tna to do this the only leverage they have is jermey borash becuase both billy and dave are gone from the company so why are they doing this fuck tna

    • Sloanl

      they are doing it bc this is common practice in pro wrestling. WWE has ALWAYS done this

  • Louis

    Anthem doing what they legally feel is right.

  • Joe Breedon

    I say, give all rights to continue using this to Matt & Jeff.

    It’s reignited their careers. It’s bringing in people from around the world into watching pro wrestling, of course because it’s not on Impact anymore, this is where the “business” side of everything comes into play.

    But no matter what happens next. Anthem & Jeff Jarrett should at least remember that this all started in TNA over 2 years from (since Matt Hardy won the HW title from EC3 then & lost it Drew Galloway, to enslaving Jeff Hardy to the Swanton Bomb from the Heavens to fight for the Hardy name) so fans of the Hardys will be scouring the Impact archives to see it from start to finish.

    They had Total Nonstop Deletion, Decay or Delete & Apocalypto. The majority of that set up by Matt Hardy instead of the writers who decided Broken Matt would be a gamble worth “trying but that could have been a total disaster”…

    Think the Hardys have done more than enough for Impact Wrestling (Jeff Hardy’s loyalty especially, was unbound) & the industry itself. Give them the right to continue the #BrokenBrilliance… it’s the least that Anthem can do after stabbing the fans & the Hardys in the back with a last minute, no negotiation, take it or leave it contract…

    This is why Jade (who was “the future of the Knock Outs Division” and one of the best women in any ring), Drew Galloway (who also catapulted TNA out of it’s “Dark Times” as Heavyweight Champion) & last year’s Hall of Famer Gail Kim have also left. Disrespect a plenty to all on the roster before March 2017 from Anthem & Jeff Jarrett…

    • Louis

      Gail Kim is still with Impact. Jade was offered a new contract but is looking to see if there are other places are interested in her.

    • Louis

      Were you complaining like this when WWE took away Cody’s ability to use his last name?

  • chrissi calvert

    Still attempting to sue when Billy Corgan himself has said that the “Broken” gimmick is 100% Matts creation and he calls it his “Baby”. Impact dont stand a chance.

  • The Network

    Where’s the cease-and-desist letter? Pic plz if not, shut up.