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1; Matt will want creative control. He will never get it. Vince is a control freak. He has to personally approve of every storyline and every word of every promo. He would never agree to give Matt the level of control that the Broken gimmick would need.

2; No Jeremy Borash. Borash came up with a lot of the ideas for the gimmick. Without him, Matt might have trouble working on his own. He knows this, which is why he tried to convince Borash to jump to WWE with him.

3; Anthem won't sell their ownership in the gimmick to Matt for as long as Matt wants it. He's already been denied for copyrights on the names and gimmick because Anthem had already claimed legal ownership as it was on their television show. He was hoping that Anthem would sell it to him cheap, but they won't. And WWE won't fork over the money to buy a gimmick like this of they are unsure how it would go. For every crown that screams "Delete, Obsolete" whenever the Hardy's are in the ring, there is anothr crowd that seems to not even know the gimmick. WWE will not pay out what Anthem would be asking if they are not sure if it's a marketable gimmick. I can tell you this right now, if they had been in the WWE all along, we would never have seen the Broken Hardys to begin with. WWE is not desperate enough to let Matt use a fake british accent and chase people around using drones.
 

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WWE can challenge TNA and get the rights if they want to. The question is, if they want to.

Unless there is a clause in the contract that specifically states that any ideas developed under the TNA umbrella is not allowed to be used outside of TNA(which I doubt) Matt should be able to use the gimmick. Even the Jeremy Borash problem doesn't really matter because unless Borash basically created the entire gimmick for Matt, Matt must've put input in it too which means its fairly easy to argue to court that Matt and Borash both came up with the gimmick. Therefore, both TNA and WWE should be allowed to use the gimmick.
 

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WWE can challenge TNA and get the rights if they want to. The question is, if they want to.

Unless there is a clause in the contract that specifically states that any ideas developed under the TNA umbrella is not allowed to be used outside of TNA(which I doubt) Matt should be able to use the gimmick. Even the Jeremy Borash problem doesn't really matter because unless Borash basically created the entire gimmick for Matt, Matt must've put input in it too which means its fairly easy to argue to court that Matt and Borash both came up with the gimmick. Therefore, both TNA and WWE should be allowed to use the gimmick.
Wrong. Unless Matt specifically copyrighted the gimmick, like Bully Ray did, he owns nothing and has no rights. He didn't copyright anything, and so Anthem owns all names and references. Now, if Anthem hadn't actually filed paperwork claiming ownership, you would be right, Matt could use it. A company has to actually make a legal claim of ownership in order. It's the same reason why Cody Rhodes can't use his stage name outside of WWE. WWE filed paperwork claiming the character as a trademark of their product, and Cody failed to coyright it for himself before that.
 

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I think it wouldve happened by now if it was going to happen.
 
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