Former WWE Stars and current All Elite Wrestling Stars The Hardys (Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy) made an appearance on a recent episode of the “Wrestling with Freddie” podcast with former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr., where The Charismatic Enigma talked about his time in the WWE and how one of his favorite things as far as being the World Champion in the WWE is competing against CM Punk.
Jeff Hardy also spoke about how now that he and CM Punk are both in the same pro wrestling promotion, there will definitely be a huge moment between himself and The Best In The World.
This is what Jeff Hardy said:
“One of my favorite things as far as being world champion is [CM] Punk.” “It’s so crazy, we’re in the same company now, and there’s a huge moment between me and Punk that’s going to come, I’m sure.”
“I think there’s a huge moment, like just in the hallway, like me and Matt just beat the Young Bucks or whatever.” “But then me and Punk just have a face-off. Shake hands, big hug … ‘I’ll see you soon.’”
Matt Hardy then spoke about the WWE storyline between himself and Jeff Hardy that saw him turn on his brother, Jeff Hardy prior to WWE WrestleMania 25 and how it was supposed to be fellow former WWE Star Christian Cage to turn on Jeff Hardy, but it turned out to be him. Matt Hardy also spoke about how it was the idea of WWE Hall of Famer Michael “P.S.” Hayes for him to turn on his brother because it will be the best thing for him moving forward.
This is what Matt Hardy said:
“There were these old rumors that float around like, ‘Oh my god, it was supposed to be Christian, but then they changed it and made it Matt.’ It was always going to be me.” “I felt like they felt the best path forward for me, because always historically, Jeff has always been more popular. Probably always will be more popular.”
“Michael Hayes had pitched, ‘I think the best way forward for you, Matt, is now that you’re this ECW Champion and he’s the WWE Champion, if we did a thing where you were almost jealous, you know, he’s getting all the light shined on him right now as being the big champion, and you’ve been a big champion even longer. What if we do a thing where you get so frustrated, ultimately you turn on him, and we do a big match at WrestleMania, and you guys can face one another on the biggest platform possible?’ And I was all down for it, I said, ‘Yeah, that sounds good.’”
You can check out Matt and Jeff Hardy’s comments in the embedded audio player below: