Matt Hardy Speaks About Working with Ric Flair

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Matt Hardy Speaks About Working with Ric Flair

Matt Hardy is a legendary tag team wrestler, and he spoke about working with the legendary wrestler, Ric Flair. Ric Flair was one of the most popular wrestlers in the world during the 80s and 90s. He was also one of WCW’s and NWA’s best wrestlers.

Even though Ric started his career more than 40 years ago, he still worked with wrestlers such as Matt Hardy. Matt Hardy spoke about working with Ric on The Dive with Josh Graham. Hardy has many fond memories of the shows that were held in the Greensboro Coliseum.

AEW Dynamite: Holiday Bash was held at Greensboro Coliseum. Matt talked about the opportunity to work with Ric Flair.

Matt Hardy On Working with Legendary Wrestler Ric Flair

“A lot of my earlier memories were Ric Flair in the Greensboro Coliseum doing his thing as the NWA World Heavyweight Champion,” Hardy said.

“Obviously I was a huge fan of Ric Flair and the Four Horsemen growing up in North Carolina. It was hard not to be. So it was great to actually know him and get to work matches with him and become friends with him. Actually, when we did our Money in the Bank ladder match together, Ric pulled me aside and said ‘look, I want to take a big bump off this ladder.

You’re the only person I trust to give me a suplex off the top. I know you’ve got experience (in these matches), and you’re good.’ That was like the ultimate compliment, coming from someone who I grew up watching as a childhood hero.

Lot’s of love for Ric Flair. Those are my fondest memories from the Greensboro Coliseum growing up”. Matt Hardy then spoke about his Matt Hardy version 1 gimmick that was present on Smackdown from 2002 to 2003. “We had the idea of doing the overlay for the entrance of Matt Hardy, Version 1,” Matt Hardy said.

“Once I was doing a computer, online, cyberworld type deal, I wanted to relate to that. We talked about doing a computer-like screen, which was an old Windows Media Player is what that screen was based on. And they put that little spot down there, and I want to say it was a Kevin Dunn idea.

I’ll probably give him credit for it as I think it was his. He said ‘what if we put up a little Matt Fact? A fact about you during this thing.’ I said ‘yeah, we can call it a Matt Fact.’ They ended up doing of those per entrance, and it’s crazy how remembered those things are.

It was so different, it was so unique and so catchy. And I submitted three or four every time I was going to wrestle, and they would select two of them. So there were a ton of Matt Facts that I had created that never got utilized.

I’ll share one with you right now that’s a little more current, that it one that would definitely be going on if I was walking out to a Matt Hardy Version 1 entrance right now. ‘Matt absolutely adores spicy mayo.' ”