He would know best. The wrestling world has been shaken up by the rise of AEW as there is now another major wrestling promotion for wrestlers to go to other than WWE. That has not really been the case for over twenty years (depending on your thoughts on Impact Wrestling) and it has offered something rather new. Some names have made the jump and the latest is willing to explain why.
Last week on AEW Dynamite, Matt Hardy made his debut with the company, aligning with the Elite against the Inner Circle. This was quite the moment as Hardy is back in his Broken persona after wrestling as himself in the final months of his WWE tenure. It was quite the jump to make and Hardy had a lot of options out there, so why did he pick AEW over all the rest? Well he can explain it himself.
Hardy was a guest on the Talk Is Jericho podcast and discussed his departure from WWE and what led him to leave. Hardy talked about knowing he is in the final part of his career and wanting to do something with his creative ideas. However, WWE did not seem interested in using him in that way, more or less seeing him as someone with star power who was just going to be there on the show. Hardy was not angry about leaving but wanted to use his creative ideas, which would be an option in AEW rather than WWE.
Hardy can explain it himself. Check out his appearance on the podcast:
Opinion: I can’t say I blame Hardy for leaving if he wasn’t getting to do what he wanted to do. If he can afford to go elsewhere and do what he wants to do, then good for him for having some more enjoyment. Hardy is right that he will not be wrestling much longer and it would make sense to go somewhere else. There is nothing wrong with the move and good luck to him as his ideas can be fascinating when they are presented in Hardy’s way.
How will Hardy do in AEW? What is your favorite Hardy character? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!