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Behind The Scenes Details on TNA’s Final Deletion: Backstage Reaction, Dixie’s Influence, More

July 7, 2016 | Posted by Larry Csonka
Matt Hardy Image Credit: Impact Wrestling

– Here are some notes in regards to the Hardy vs. Hardy: Final Deletion match that aired on Impact this week…

* TNA is very happy with the viewership numbers, which were up 88,000 viewers and was also the biggest first run audience during Impact’s time on POP TV. With the rise in the numbers, TNA will likely be open doing similar material from The Hardy’s homes or other on location shots similar to this.

* The Final Deletion footage was filmed on location at Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy’s houses. Jeremy Borash was in charge of a small production crew that drove from Nashville to North Carolina to shoot the footage. Borash was also the main person responsible for the editing and direction of the segments.

* Dixie Carter had wanted fresh content for Impact, which could be filmed but delivered spoiler free. That was the early idea that led to the angle and match.

* Everything you saw in the presentation were props that were on hand at Matt Hardy’s property. The party for Maxel was the actual set up for his party, which was filmed the next day. The drones that Jeff smashed were real. The referee brought in was Kevin Keenan, who the Hardy’s knew from their time in WWE.

* The character and much of the angle was Matt Hardy looking to do something very different.

Credit: Pwinsider.com