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Matt Hardy: I Enjoyed Being At AEW, There’s Only One Issue I Had Any Gripes With

Matt Hardy only has one gripe regarding his time with All Elite Wrestling.

On the latest episode of The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, the TNA Wrestling star spoke about online fan reaction regarding his recent comments about AEW caring more about having five-star matches than making moments.

“I greatly enjoyed being at AEW; I think Tony Khan’s a great guy,” Matt Hardy said. “He takes incredible care of all his performers at AEW, and never fault him for that. I just think some of the creative decisions that were made, once he came back, and he spent three or four months kind of proving himself and trying to earn everyone’s respect and trust back and whatnot, I just feel like, following that, we could have been capitalized more on.

“That’s really the only issue that I had any gripes with. We were well compensated while we were working there. I have zero complaints about that; I loved my time at AEW overall, I loved the roster there. A bunch of great people. I was just frustrated with these things. The fact that people maybe didn’t listen to it. They just read headlines, and things were taken out of context.

“If you want to go back and listen to this episode again or watch it right here on YouTube, where you can actually see us, you will see that I have lots and lots of love for AEW. I want AEW to thrive, I want AEW to be successful. I am just talking about my personal experiences and what I felt could have been done differently to maximize and optimize Matt and Jeff Hardy, and that is it.”

Matt Hardy is open and transparent about his brother Jeff

Matt would once again go on to acknowledge that he understands why The Hardys’ initial push in AEW came to a halt because of his brother Jeff getting into trouble away from the ring.

“There’s a reason when we first started getting pushed, that it stopped and it didn’t happen. And that was because of my brother,” Matt Hardy said. “I’m very open and transparent about that. I acknowledged that immediately, whenever we talked about it in the episode [and] I acknowledge everything throughout this.

“I just legitimately talked about my gripes, when we were being told we were being reset, we were being restarted, we were just gonna focus on The Hardys, no more Hardy Party, Isiah [Kassidy] wasn’t gonna be with us anymore, and it just never materialized. It never happened. and those were where my gripes come from.” [H/T: Fightful]

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