In his podcast "Extreme Life With Matt Hardy", Matt Hardy talked about the famous match between him and his brother against the Acolytes. It was one of the historic matches, and Hardy revealed what Hayes had in his pack “Usually there would be keys, there would be money, and there would be one cigarette if he could get it,” Matt said for Wrestling Inc.
“He was always looking for one cigarette. He would try and bum a cigarette and have one cigarette. He would try to do that always after he would eat his food”. Hayes had his own rituals that he used before every match.
Those rituals were part of his personality, and it was obvious that they made every fight easier for him. “He would order food, he’d start drinking at the bar, he would, like, not eat his food. He would ask for a box, get it in a box, and take it back to his room, and then he would have a cigarette.
That was his ritual every single night,” Hardy said.
Matt Hardy on the post-match celebrations
After all, they had a celebration. The great success of two brothers who showed quality had to be celebrated. “We had a little celebration at Ruby Tuesday’s and that’s a weird place, but it was one of the few things that were open at that time of the night”.
Many people attended their celebration. They had a fantastic night and enjoyed their success. The big thing was then to get that victory. “We went into this Ruby Tuesday’s and I remember Jeff and I, such a mark-ish thing, but we’d pop everybody.
We put the belts on, we put our t-shirts lover, and then walked in and like, pulled up our shirts and [revealed] the belts. [It was a] big celebration, these guys walking in with the titles,” Matt Hardy said.