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Matt Hardy tried his best to bring the Broken Universe to WWE when the WWE Universe was introduced to his Woken Matt character, and eventually he got to do a cinematic match with Bray Wyatt which was known as The Ultimate Deletion. The match was similar to The Final Deletion, but like most things in WWE under Vince McMahon’s reign Vince had to have at least some say in what went on during the match.

During a recent episode of The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt explained that he had a spot planned for the match that would have involved him doing a leg drop through two tables, but it was cut because Vince wanted the match to be more campy and over the top.

“Where Jeff did the Swanton off the tree where I was on the ladder in the Final Deletion, I had two tables I was going to set up, put Bray on the bottom one and come off that tree. I had built a stand on it and everything to go up there and I had already practiced it. I was going to jump off the stand and leg-drop him through the two tables and he was going to move, which was going to put me in jeopardy to kind of go into the heat aspect of the match, and Vince said ‘nothing else in the ring, no more of this sh**.’

I thought that would’ve been a real cool spot because I wanted to still incorporate the wrestling ring and wrestling spots and TLC sh**. Once they got that call from Vince they said, ‘Okay, we can’t go back to the ring. Vince said he doesn’t want any of this wrestling bullsh**, he wants this campy, over the top, this is supposed to be fun, larger than life, absurd to a degree.'”

Matt Hardy revealed during a previous episode of his podcast that the match received a standing ovation, but Vince was less than enthused when he said, “There was a standing ovation at the end of it, and I remember Vince was like, ‘I hope that means it’s good. I just don’t get it, I don’t get it.’”

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