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Matt Hardy On Why His Broken Gimmick Didn’t Work In AEW

Top AEW Star and pro wrestling legend Matt Hardy recently spoke with EssentiallySports on a number of topics, including why his “Broken” Matt Hardy gimmick did not work out in AEW like he hoped it would. According to Matt Hardy, it was due to fans not being present in the arenas and the character is very fan driven, but now that the fans are back in the arenas, we could see “Broken” Matt Hardy soon.

This is what Matt Hardy said:

“The Broken Matt Hardy character is a very fan driven character.” “It was just very hard for it to work as it should have without fans in the venue. Obviously the whole world was in the midst of this pandemic, so we just changed courses and I went to a more reality based character in Big Money Matt. We took a step back from Broken Matt, and who knows? Maybe now that fans are back, you’ll see Broken Matt again down the road.”

Matt Hardy also talked about how it would be fun and how he would love to see himself reunite and tag with his brother Jeff Hardy.

This is what Matt Hardy said:

“It would be fun.” “Broken Matt and Brother Nero are a tag team made in heaven.”

Matt Hardy also spoke about what were the factors and the reasons behind him and his brother having a long career in pro wrestling, to which he said taking care of themselves and luck as well as how they have been extremely resilient and just trying to be wise with their decision making on when they must take a calculated risk and when not to.

This is what Matt Hardy said:

“Luck. I draw it up to luck.” “I guess both my brother and I, we’ve been very resilient I feel like. So many people that were vets at the time, when we first started wrestling and the style we wrestled with, which is almost the modern day style today. Especially doing all the ladder matches, table matches and TLC matches, so many people thought ‘you’re not going to be able to walk by the time you’re 40’, because we did so much more than they did back in the day. It was also kind of the ushering in the new style of pro wrestling in many ways. So I think it was just taking care of ourselves and also luck. It’s one of those things where we’ve both been very lucky. And just trying to be smart with our decision making on when to take a calculated risk and when not to.”

Matt Hardy then talked about how he would love to win a championship in AEW, but that it doesn’t have to be the World Championship as he doesn’t think it would make sense and it won’t be the best fit for him at this stage of his career since people already know who Matt Hardy is, so he doesn’t need to be a champion unless it is what is right for the story, though there’s a lot of young guys that would be much better as a champion.

This is what Matt Hardy said:

“I would love to win a championship in AEW sooner than later, for sure.” “As far as being the World Champion or being what the company is built around, at this stage of the game, I don’t know if that’s necessarily the best fit. If there was a story and things fit into the story and it made sense, then yeah, maybe so. But I don’t think it’s a necessity.”

“And really, Matt Hardy is Matt Hardy, and people know who I am. I’m like known around the globe for my history. So I don’t necessarily need a title to make me more popular or over or whatever may be. But if the right story fit where it was time for me to win the title in whatever vain, then I could see that happening. But as far as being the champion, needing to be the champion, I don’t need to be. There’s a lot of young guys that would be much better served in that position.”

You can check out Matt Hardy’s comments in the video below:

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