Based on reports, iMPACT! Wrestling has filed a trademark on April 28th over Matt Hardy’s ““Broken Matt, Brother Nero, Vanguard1” and “Broken Brilliance” gimmick. The trademarks are for merchandise including DVD’s, clothing, posters, etc.
The move to trademark the gimmick comes almost two months after Matt Hardy filed his own trademark for the gimmick. Though iMPACT Wrestling claims that their contract with the Hardy’s stipulate that the company owns all IP creations during their tenure.
Matt Hardy would go to twitter to comment on the situation responding to fans claiming that iMPACT Wrestling is holding the gimmick hostage.
See his tweet below: