According to sources, Vince McMahon thought that the “Ultimate Deletion” match featuring “Woken” Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt that main evented Monday’s WWE RAW broadcast would “bomb”. Several officials who were backstage at RAW were under the impression that Vince McMahon was concerned about how the match would deliver among the current WWE audience.
With that being said, Vince McMahon and WWE officials now consider the match to be a success. It was the #1 trending topic worldwide on social media for several hours and held over three million viewers for the third hour of RAW.
It was reportedly “a struggle” to get the match on WWE programming at all. Due to the success of the match, it is believed that Hardy could potentially be allowed to produce more content along these lines.