Matt Hardy, the legendary WWE professional wrestler, was a guest on EssentiallySports where he spoke about his Broken gimmick not working in AEW. Matt Hardy made his AEW debut during the pandemic era. Before that, he was working for WWE and was actually part of the Hardy Boyz before Jeff Hardy got injured.
During his AEW debut, Matt used his Broken gimmick. In AEW, that gimmick never really picked up. “The Broken Matt Hardy character is a very fan-driven character,” Hardy said. “It was just very hard for it to work as it should have without fans in the venue.
Obviously, the whole world was in the midst of this pandemic, so we just changed courses and I went to a more reality-based character in Big Money Matt. We took a step back from Broken Matt, and who knows? Maybe now that fans are back, you’ll see Broken Matt again down the road”.
Matt Hardy Talks About The Broken Gimmick Not Working in AEW
Jeff Hardy was recently released by WWE. Matt teased that he would love to see Brother Nero and the Broken character in AEW. “It would be fun,” Hardy said.
“Broken Matt and Brother Nero are a tag team made in heaven”. Matt and Jeff have spent nearly 30 years of their lives in the professional wrestling industry. He spoke about how they lasted so long in the industry.
“Luck. I draw it up to luck,” Hardy said. “I guess both my brother and me, we’ve been very resilient I feel like. So many people that were vets at the time, when we first started wrestling and the style we wrestled with, which is almost the modern-day style today.
Especially doing all the ladder matches, table matches and TLC matches, so many people thought ‘you’re not going to be able to walk by the time you’re 40’, because we did so much more than they did back in the day.
It was also kind of ushering in the new style of pro wrestling in many ways. So I think it was just taking care of ourselves and also luck. It’s one of those things where we’ve both been very lucky. And just trying to be smart with our decision making on when to take a calculated risk and when not to”.
Matt also stated that he would love to capture an AEW title, but he doesn’t need to at the stage of his career that he is in right now. “I would love to win a championship in AEW sooner than later, for sure,” Matt Hardy said.
“As far as being the World Champion or being what the company is built around, at this stage of the game, I don’t know if that’s necessarily the best fit. If there was a story and things fit into the story and it made sense, then yeah, maybe so. But I don’t think it’s a necessity”.