Matt Hardy not too long ago revealed his ideas on his usually criticized AEW debut, which noticed him utilizing teleportation. Hardy made his AEW debut with the Damaged Hardy gimmick on the March 18, 2020, episode of Dynamite, the place he confronted The Internal Circle.
Chatting with WrestleZone, Hardy disclosed he did not suppose the Damaged Hardy angle would work and not using a dwell viewers, nevertheless, it was Chris Jericho who insisted they go forward with it.
“Once I first [debuted], Chris Jericho was the one which mentioned, ‘Hey I feel we should always do that’ and actually needed to do it this sure manner and he had it set and I used to be like, ‘Cool man, we’ll strive it, let’s give it a shot’ and we did it. I used to be fearful concerning the response it’d have as a result of these are wrestling followers who’re in search of extra of a sports-centric really feel.”
Hardy additional revealed that wanting again, he looks like they need to have gone forward with a extra reality-based debut. He added that although he appreciates how pro-wrestling can permit stars to transcend the traditional, AEW followers are extra sports-centric, who take pleasure in watching tales rooted in actuality.
“As soon as once more, wanting again in hindsight, now that I do know the AEW viewers, I feel that the most effective plan of action is to remain primarily based in actuality, greater than anything. I like pro-wrestling and I like the way it lets you go exterior the parameters of fundamental actuality and storytelling however I feel at AEW, our viewers, our fanbase, they simply respect it staying extra reality-based.”
Not like different AEW debuts, together with that of Sting and Christian, which had been appreciated for his or her simplicity, Matt Hardy’s debut was a uncommon misstep from Tony Khan’s promotion. Khan not too long ago revealed that he additionally regrets the teleportation angle utilized in Hardy’s debut.
Matt Hardy is at the moment taking part in the “Huge Cash Matt” character in AEW
Ever since dropping the Damaged Hardy gimmick, Hardy has began utilizing the “Huge Cash Matt” character on AEW Dynamite. It has obtained a way more constructive response from the followers, who’re appreciating the gimmick’s groundedness.
Hardy is at the moment eyeing Darby Allin’s TNT Championship, and a match between the 2 for the title might go down within the coming weeks.
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