You might want to try another method. AEW has a very unique roster as there are all kinds of stars up and down the lineup. You can see all kinds of stars on the show, many of whom get all kinds of ring time on a regular basis. The top stars in AEW are among the biggest names in the world and one of the company’s veterans has some rather strong feelings about their abilities.
During the latest edition of his The Extreme Life Of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt Hardy discussed Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks and the he feels they have changed the wrestling industry. Hardy went on to say that “If you are hating on Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson, you’re a fu***** moron”. He would go on to say similar things twice more, again saying that if fans do not appreciate or life their status and innovation, you are an “fu*****idiot” or “fu***** moron”.
Here are Hardy’s full comments, with transcription courtesy of WrestlingNews.co:
“They’re very polarizing, all three of them, but Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson, The Young Bucks. People who don’t get how good they are are just missing out and they do not get pro wrestling. They may think they get pro wrestling, but they (haters) do not. If you are hating on Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson, you’re a fu*king moron. I mean, it is what it is. They are great and I will defend them to my dying day because they are amazing. They are all groundbreakers. They have set so many trends. The three of those guys are one of the major reasons AEW is in existence. They really, really are. The stuff they did in New Japan was fantastic and they’ve all broken so many boundaries. They’ve gone so much further than anybody thought they would do. So I’m gonna say it again. if you have hate and you dislike Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson, and Kenny Omega, you are a fu*king idiot.”
“To go a little deeper on that, wrestling is subjective. I’m one half of the Hardy Boys. If you don’t like us, that’s fine. That’s okay. We’re not for everyone. If you don’t like The Young Bucks, I do get that or if you don’t like Kenny Omega. But if you don’t appreciate and you don’t like them from their professional game and their professional status and their innovation, their professional innovation of pro wrestling, then that’s where you’re a fu*king moron. That’s where you don’t get it. I will go on record saying that because they are. They are very, very special and they have changed the way the industry runs.”
Opinion: While Hardy does seem to be a rather big Elite fan, calling the people who could potentially watch your show and give you or your company money is not a great idea. This is more or less saying that the fans who see things differently than you are stupid, which is the kind of reaction you expect from a fourteen year old on a message board, not someone who has been in the ring for about thirty years. This isn’t a good look for Hardy at all and hopefully he apologizes, but I don’t know if I can imagine him doing so.
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