Matt Hardy on Forbidden Door event



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Matt Hardy on Forbidden Door event

Forbidden Door, which was announced by Tony Khan, aroused great interest and during The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, the eponymous said something about it: “I thought it was an amazing event, a hell of an announcement,” Hardy said, as quoted by wrestlinginc.

“When you have an actual card that’s being presented, especially in an amazing building like the United Center and in an amazing city like Chicago, and you have legitimately AEW superstars going against NJPW superstars, that’s incredible.

This is two separate entities that are actually working together, in business together, and they’re going to have this amazing show and it’s going to be an amazing card. “Diehard wrestling fans, especially now that the internet is here and the world is so interconnected, I feel like people in the US right now, they love New Japan Pro Wrestling more than they ever have in the past.

To see there NJPW stars in person, in Chicago against AEW which is a very hot, cool, trendy brand here in America, it’s going to be an amazing event. It’s a win-win-win”.

Project and benefits

This will be a good project that will mean improving the wrestling scene.

“I do think it will help grow the audience as far as Japanese fans, or worldwide, global fans are concerned,” Hardy said. “Once again, I do think you do have to have characters that are larger than life to gain casual fans, people that don’t typically watch wrestling.

There are some people that watch for a character and really don’t give a s*** about a five-star match. That’s what we do here, I’m speaking very openly and honestly. I think that’s something that’s very important that you have the Hulk Hogan’s who transcend time, characters like Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, two of the best characters ever.

I hope down the road AEW, we find someone who really carries that and they ooze that larger-than-life charisma that does draw in casual fans, and I think that’s one of the things we need to work towards our core base.

If we can get someone in that position, then that’s an added bonus”. “It’s hard, I feel like now the world is so interconnected and there’s like a genre of pro wrestling fans. Ratings have really changed a lot recently besides the way they have dropped down over the years, now I feel like the worlds more interconnected.

I do think there are always times where you can get guys white-hot and have some sort of special quality about their character. That’s where I think AEW can stumble upon or personally create at some point”.