Matt Hardy Talks Freedoms of Indy Wrestling, WWE and TNA Product and More

Josh Isenberg

Matt HardyPhilly.com has a new interview up with Matt Hardy, who will be there for the Extreme Rising Pro Wrestling's "Unfinished Business" event at the old ECW Arena. Below are some of the highlights of the interview. For the full article, click here.

On working on the independent circuit:

"I don't think I've ever been this happy in my life. I control my schedule. I still get to do a ton of great events and shows. The biggest thing to me is that it allows me to have a lifestyle."

On what WWE and TNA need to do to be successful:

"I think WWE and TNA need to do a sophisticated product. I think we're in such a golden age of television right now. Television programming right now, especially drama series, have gone through a renaissance. I think wrestling has to evolve into a more serious programming that doesn't insult the viewers' intelligence and I cannot stress that enough."

On his opponent Luke Hawx, who he will fight at Unfinished Business:

" At the end of the day, I am Matt Hardy: person, entrepreneur, philanthropist, millionaire, whatever you want to call me. Luke Hawx is a young, cocky, brash guy who actually believes in his hype. Believes into everything he says."

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