Matt Hardy on the first Championship Scramble match in WWE


Matt Hardy on the first Championship Scramble match in WWE

The first Championship Scramble match in WWE history took place in 2008. Hardy was in the first round of the ECW Championship. He revealed more details about it in Extreme Life of Matt Hardy. “It was tricky. I remember it was very, very difficult.

There’d never been one before, so we were kind of breaking new ground. We were the first Scramble Match. By the way, Matt Fact: Matt won the first Scramble Match in WWE history. It was tricky, it was an interesting concept, and I dug the fact that they tried something out of the box."
"They were trying something new and something different.

But it was cool, and my favorite part of that match was that, if I’m not mistaken, after I got that last pinfall where I was the current champion or whatever, I remember I kept breaking up every single near fall that happened after that for like three minutes.

It was a sprint [laughs]. I remember being so winded towards the end of that because it was an absolute sprint. I said like I want you guys to cover, cover, cover, over. I just want to be trying to save my ass the whole while,” Hardy said.

AEW World Tag Team title

In an interview a few months ago, he also revealed that he regrets the AEW World Tag Team title the most. “I don’t put that on Jeff,” Matt Hardy said. “I don’t blame Jeff for that.

I look in the mirror and go, ‘I’m the one that keeps bringing him back. I’m the one that is obsessed with this legacy of proving ourselves as one of the greatest tag teams ever! Maybe it’s on me!’.

. One thing I can say with clarity is that not winning the AEW World Tag Team titles has left me broken. But not broken in the fun, fantastical way, not at all. It’s left me broken in reality. So why do I give a sh*t about anything anymore?” Matt then walks off-screen.

Hardy went on to elaborate about that promo on the most recent episode of his podcast “The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy”.

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