The year 2002 brought many changes to the WWE. Thanks to the WWE Board of Directors, RAW and SmackDown were officially split.
Vince McMahon ran SmackDown, while Ric Flair handled RAW. In the process of this anarchy, it looked as if Team Xtreme were on the verge of patching things up.
Thanks to the Draft, that reunion was short-lived.
After spending a majority of his time on Heat, Matt turned on his brother the first time after Jeff was given a shot at the Intercontinental Championship. Matt cost Jeff the gold that night and held up one hand in a revised version of the Hardy's signature gesture.
This was the beginning of the Mattitude Era, and in fairness, the beginning of the Charismatic Enigma Era for the Hardys. Lita was on the shelf due to injury, but the Hardys continued to strive to be the best.
On SmackDown, Matt won the Cruiserweight Championship by dropping a huge amount of pounds to even compete for it. As for his brother, he was relocated to a run-in guy, even though he almost defeated The Undertaker for the WWE Undisputed Championship in a Ladder Match.
As the older Hardy found success in singles competition after the draft, Jeff continued to struggle. For that reason, the WWE decided to part ways with him.
Two years after the draft, the younger Hardy made his debut with TNA as The Charismatic Enigma. What many didn't know is that he didn't enjoy his brief time with ROH after fans stuck to the side of Matt.
After a very rocky relationship with TNA, Jeff was once again relocated to working house shows for TNA before his huge break came. In other words, WWE decided to take another chance on Hardy, and once again, the thought of a Team Xtreme Reunion was in the mix.
But by this time, Lita's affair with Edge was made public, Matt was also going through a bad moment in his career and the WWE needed something big to happen for the duo.
That answer came at Survivor Series in 2006, with the help of Triple H.