Matt Hardy Speaks About His AEW Debut

Matt Hardy Talks About His Debut and Interaction with Brodie Lee

by Altamush Nayyer Khan
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Matt Hardy Speaks About His AEW Debut

Matt Hardy recently appeared on the AEW Unrestricted podcast where he spoke about his AEW debut. Matt Hardy is a former WWE Wrestler and a former member of one of the greatest tag teams of all time, The Hardy Boyz. Ever since leaving the WWE, he has become a full-time performer for AEW.

However, he is not in the main event picture yet, and his age is showing these days. His brother, Jeff Hardy still works for the WWE. Matt stated that having a small audience during his debut definitely had an impact on the debut.

Matt Hardy Talks About His Debut and Interaction with Brodie Lee

“There was a lot of buzz,” he said. “I did a little YouTube series called ‘Free The Delete’ and The ‘Bucks actually did a cameo in it and showed up.

We built a cute little story. I had an idea about doing a more vicious, more aggressive style of the Broken Matt character and the persona. But it obviously debuted in the pandemic era and that’s a character that is very driven by an audience and by fans.

It’s a very audience interactive character. So, later as time went on we ended up pivoting, but that night was very good and very special”. Matt then stated that he learned a lot from Brodie Lee, who passed away during the pandemic era.

“I tried to actually release stuff via social media that I was going to be the Exalted One,” he admitted. “Because I had conversations with The ‘Bucks and Tony and I knew Brodie was going to do it. I thought Brodie was going to do amazing at it, which he did.

I figured the more I could lean into that I was going to debut as The Exalted One, it would be a bigger reveal for him whenever he eventually debuts. Even if people got mad and someone did want Matt Hardy to show up on that show, they were going to get me later.

So it was a win-win either way”. He then went on to say that he is grateful for whatever Brodie Lee did for him. He then thanked him personally on the podcast. “It was really cool. One of the things Brodie said after that was, ‘thank you for going out of your way to tease that it was going to be you so many times.

I feel like that helped me and gave a better reaction because it was less anticipated.’ I was always really appreciative of that,” Matt Hardy admitted. “It was weird because I didn’t get to know Brodie at all until AEW.

We had worked on different brands in the past whenever I had been around. What an amazing guy. I was so happy for him that night. It was so great that he came to AEW and got the opportunities that he deserved and he kicked ass”.

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