Did You Know: OMEGA?

Before Matt and Jeff became the popular duo, The Hardy Boyz, the brothers jointly founded their own wrestling federation in their early teenage years. The federation, Organization of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts (OMEGA) was established in 1997, and was run mainly as a promotion for the amateurs wrestlers. At the time, there weren’t many places to wrestle, so both Matt and Jeff Hardy took apart the ring and put it back together at every event they had, while Matt Hardy sewed all the costumes worn in OMEGA. Compared to other contemporary independent federations, OMEGA stood out because it incorporated high-flying wrestling, hardcore matches and gimmick matches into its shows.

It featured and helped launch the careers of both Hardys. Other notable names include Shannon Moore, Joey Mercury, Christian York, Joey Abs, Steve Corino, C.W. Anderson and Gregory Helms

The promotion folded in October 1999, after both Matt and Jeff Hardy was offered a contract with World Wrestling Federation, leaving other wrestlers moving onto NWA Wildside. In 2007, Highspots.com produced a two-disc DVD set entitled OMEGA: Uncommon Passion, chronicling the history of the promotion, including matches and interviews with many OMEGA wrestlers.

~ by wrestlingdynasty on September 10, 2010.

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