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Matt Hardy: AEW Is More Focused On 5-Star Matches Than Making Moments

Matt Hardy is reflecting on his run with All Elite Wrestling.

TNA Wrestling‘s Matt Hardy was a recent guest on Busted Open Radio. When asked why he thinks the Hardys didn’t get the opportunity to have a better run in AEW, Hardy pinpointed that the company is more focused on having good matches than impactful segments.

“Look, we have incredible star power,” Matt Hardy said. “If you were at Wrestlecon in Philadelphia, it was outrageous how much we signed, how many people that were there to see us. We have fans coming up crying to us like it’s 2000 all the time. But I feel like AEW is more focused on having a five-star match as opposed to having a segment that is hugely impactful and makes a moment.”

Jeff Hardy tried to repent for his mistakes; he is in a good place now

Matt would go on to talk about his brother Jeff Hardy making some mistakes, which led to their legs being cut out from under them. However, despite Jeff getting right and trying to make up for what he did, Matt believes they never got another chance to showcase what they can do.

“In the beginning, we started off very well. Jeff messed up, and he made a mistake,” Matt Hardy admitted. “Jeff tried to repent for that; he did everything. He went and got right, and one thing that I can say about Jeff is that I am very happy at the place he is in in his life. He’s practically perfect as a human being. He hasn’t been like this in well over 20 years. (Jeff) was in a good place.

“I just don’t know why we never got that other opportunity to show people what we can do and capitalize on the popularity that we have. We would have loved to have had that run in AEW, but low and behold, that didn’t happen. And I think we are both happy now that we are somewhere else where we feel like we’ll get utilized and optimized in our status as legends, as we are, legends who can still go.”

Different mindsets

While Matt is thankful to Tony Khan for his time in AEW, he believes that both sides are in different mindsets at this time.

“AEW is a great organization; the pro wrestling world needs it. But it wasn’t the place for me and Jeff at this certain time because they are just in a different mindset,” Matt Hardy said. “I think Tony Khan is in a different mindset. It is what it is; it’s nothing to be hot about.

“Tony Khan, great dude. I was paid great while I was there. It was just, both us, myself and Jeff, we wanted something different. There was one point where I just said, we haven’t won a match in 11 months on TV. And we are legitimately in the top five conversation of greatest tag teams of all time. Like, what is going on here?” [H/T: F4WOnline]

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