This week’s show will be held in the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina, and it will mark AEW’s first event in Hardy’s home state since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A few days before the show, in an interview with WCNC Charlotte, Hardy shared his personal excitement for this homecoming. He noted how the venue isn’t har fom the Hardy Compound, so he’s looking forward to performing in front of the North Carolina crowd.
“The coliseum is exactly 100 miles from the Hardy Compound in Cameron, North Carolina,” said Hardy. “I’m at home. It’s a very short drive. To go and perform in front of Charlotte on the hottest product on television, ‘AEW Dynamite,’ is so exciting for me and I’m thrilled to be there Wednesday.
“Especially doing this level [of wrestling] this late in the game. Every AEW crowd we’ve had the past three weeks have been white hot, so I’m sure Charlotte will be no different. Being a hometown boy, I’m especially excited for this one.”
In the interview, Hardy discussed his role as an elder statesman in AEW, as he enjoys the responsibility of giving back to the business by helping younger talent like Private Party. At the same time, the man once known as the master of the Broken Universe teased that he hasn’t settled the score with one of his oldest rivals, Christian Cage quite yet. In fact, Hardy hinted that he wants to face Cage in a ladder match of some kind at some point.
“I promise you, my issue with Christian Cage is not resolved yet,” said Hardy. “We have a lot more left to settle in AEW. I would almost guess, this is a little presumptuous, but I would guess Matt Hardy and Christian Cage will end up in a ring with a ladder before it’s all said and done.”
Cage defeated Hardy at AEW Dynamite:Fyter Fest Night One, but it’s fair to wonder if fans will see these two legends collide again down the road.