So, the Royal Rumble ends and as things change, the more they stay the same. For example: Jeff Hardy gets screwed over by his brother, Matt and loses the WWE title. How is this the same story, you may ask.
Simple: It's the WWE pulling out the worst possible reveal that they can for a much anticipated story.
Jeff was attacked back in November by a mystery attacker and Edge was blamed. Someone tried to run Jeff off the road in his hometown and Edge was blamed. Someone sabotaged the pyros and Edge was blamed. So, instead of the WWE revealing that the mystery attacker was Christian, the big reveal was Matt Hardy.
Granted, Christian might not be signed, but wouldn't someone else from Jeff's past that is in the company been a better choice to help push someone else? Someone like Greg Helms. But no, Matt Hardy is apparently the best choice.
Really? Matt Hardy? How does this make any sense? Matt is Jeff's older brother and has said time and time again that he would do anything for him. Jeff even moved into Matt's house after Jeff's house burned down. This was stated on the WWE website. So hitting him with a chair and costing him his title is a little strange.
But wait, the WWE might go with the "I wanted to be world champion and I'm jealous" story. But didn't Matt have the ECW title before Jeff won the WWE title? Didn't Matt come down during Jeff's title match and remove Vladimir Kozlov from the ring to make sure no one interfered?
And didn't Edge take Lita away from Matt in real life which ended up with Matt being fired, rehired, and putting on some of the best matches of his career with Edge? Why would he help him win the title? I'm confused.
I'm sure the WWE will pull a very contrived story out of nowhere and try their hardest to make me care. But what they fail to see is the fact that they tried this before when both the Hardy's where huge faces and it failed. Why take the momentum that Matt has right now, and has yet to lose since he was rehired, and try to turn him heel?
Is two face Hardy's such a hard concept for Vince to write around? Is Vince still mad that Matt blew a story line when his girlfriend cheated on him? Or does Jeff owe Matt months of back rent for living in his house for so long?
Either way, it's going to be really awkward at the Hardy house tonight when Jeff gets home and finds all his stuff outside and the locks changed.