Hardy Feud; Cain and Abel or Pointless Violence?

Lamar BoltonContributor IApril 10, 2009

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 18:   (L-R) Marine Cpl. Guilbe, wrestler Jeff Hardy and Marine Sgt. Lahey attend the WWE and USA Network help U.S Marine Corp Toys for Tots Foundation event at the NBC Experience store on December 18, 2007 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

One of the few good matches to come out of Sunday's Wrestlemania 25 was the extreme rules match pitting brothers Matt and Jeff Hardy in a battle that pretty much involved everything but the kitchen sink. 

While this contest was completely riveting for the fans, the road they took to get to this one was pointless and didn't need to happen.

This all came about because of Vince's paranoia about Internet leaks. Around the time that Jeff won the belt, it came out that Christian was leaving TNA and getting ready to come back to the dark side.

This all started to come out right about the time that all of Jeff's little accidents started to happen. People started putting two and two together and came up with four.

I think it would have worked fine but noooo, Instead of a logical progression into reuniting edge and Christian in a big feud with the Hardys and then branching out into other that point, they chose to take a very different approach.

The WWE approach was to have brother Matt, ECW champ at the time, to turn on his brother and exploit the very problems they claim are the reasons why Jeff won't have a prolonged title run.

Jeff is a risk, I get it, but Jeff by himself and the brothers together still get some of the biggest pop in the company coming down the ramp.

The promos Matt cut to push this feud were creepy at best and hardly PG-rated. when you think about what WM25 and what it ended up, there is a whole lot of room for improvement.

You could have had a Jeff and Edge in a feud and Jeff lose the belt because of Christian. You could have had Edge and Christian set it up to look like Matt was doing it and have Matt and Jeff fight as a distraction.

There are many different ways they could have run this up to WM25 that would have been so much better than what they did.