Matt Hardy explains how he feels about WWE sucking the fun out of things


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Matt Hardy explains how he feels about WWE sucking the fun out of things

In WWF/E Matt Hardy once won the ECW Championship, the United States Championship, the Cruiserweight Championship, the European Championship, the Hardcore Championship, the SmackDown Tag Team Championship (with Jeff Hardy), seven times the World Tag Team Championship (with Jeff Hardy) and three times the Raw Tag Team Championship (with Bray Wyatt, Jeff Hardy and Montel Vontavious Porter); he also captured the André the Giant Memorial Trophy in 2018.

Wrestling through three separate decades, Hardy has kept himself relevant through a variety of different gimmicks, character changes as well as his use of social media. In 2002, Hardy began a solo career in WWE and his subsequent "Version 1" persona was named Best Gimmick by Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Hardy's eccentric "Broken" gimmick, which he debuted in 2016, earned him multiple awards and praise from wrestling critics, including a second Best Gimmick award (in 2017, the character was renamed "Woken" within WWE).

On the latest Talk Is Jericho, he explained how he felt WWE sucked the fun out of things: “I could have stayed at WWE, they tried very hard to sign me, they offered me very good money, but I know my role would have been minimized.

And for me, more important than money right now, is just to totally utilize my creativity in these last three, four years, whatever I’m gonna have, to do this. I want to enjoy it. I want to be driven and fueled by the passion I have for this.

I want to be creative and I want to have fun. And at WWE, a lot of times they suck the fun out of things because it’s become such a business and you just become a cog in the machine”.