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Jeff Hardy: We Financed A Lot of The Broken Universe Content

June 5, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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– Jeff Hardy recently spoke with Talk is Jericho (via wrestlinginc.com), here are the highlights…

On He & Matt Financing The broken Universe Content in Impact Wrestling: “There’s something powerful with that whole thing.” Hardy continued, “oh yeah [the Hardys did the Broken stuff on their own]. Oh yeah [the Hardys financed it themselves], for sure, yeah. Yeah, basically [the Hardys would simply deliver the finished product to Impact Wrestling]. Yeah, everything except the last thing we did, which was Total Nonstop Deletion and it was Apocalypto. I was like, ‘man, what if we did a volcano?’ Back in my first run here I had a little volcano in my yard and I jumped it with my dirt bike and all that madness and so I thought, ‘maybe I can build another volcano,’ but you can’t get clay around Cameron [North Carolina], man. Like Lumberton [North Carolina] was the closest place, but, luckily, a friend of mine had a place. He dug stuff out and threw stuff in, like, from landscaping or whatever, and so I spent $3,000 building a damn clay volcano, just to, like, dig a hole in it. And, actually, they brought pyro in there, got my stuff out of it and made a big old flame out of it, so they put a lot of money into that one, that last thing we did, but other than that, it was all us and it was very low budget. But that’s what made Final Deletion so cool, because there was no budget. I want my first music video to be kind of like that.”

On WWE’s Attempted Knockoff (Wyatts vs. New Day at The Wyatt Compound): “Yeah, I watched that. Yeah, I remember sitting in the hotel watching that, man. And I was like, ‘wow, this is exciting’ to see how it was with the budget and everything. I was pretty honored, in a way.”

On Hoping to Be Brother Nero One Day in WWE: “No [there was no talk of using the Broken gimmick in WWE], because we did the Ring Of Honor pay-per-view. That’s when we got the whole cease and desist letter. They said if we use it, ‘we’re going to sue you’ and sue Ring Of Honor. I think Dish Network, they didn’t air the pay-per-view because of the threat or whatever because it said the Broken Universe characters were specifically developed for Matt and Jeff Hardy and that is so far from the [truth]. Yeah, [the Hardys developed the characters] and even Billy Corgan. I love Billy, man. He was right out there with us, man, throughout two long nights of filming. Yeah, yeah, he almost owned it. And I think, honestly, I’d probably still be there now if it still would have worked out.” Hardy “It’s cool to hear people chant [‘Brother Nero’] even here. Hopefully, one of these days, I will emerge as The Brother Nero.”