Matt Hardy Speaks Out - WWE Release, Lita-Edge, Tons More
Fritz brought it back to the UK and the weird video Matt did. Matt said he got mad and did it because it was said he was sent home from TV and he wasn't. He answered by saying something about how he has to stretch because he has "anatomically wider hips" than most. Because of that, he took a muscle relaxer the way before. Someone said he was dozing off at the show the day before. He said he did doze off, but he wrestled and had a good match. He said he lost weight and the muscle relaxer hit him harder than expected. He said he did what his doctor said to do and he wrestled at the show he fell asleep at.
He said that he was sent back to hotel and he went there and checked his email and he saw reports he was sent home and that wasn't true (even though being "sent home" often means sending you back to the hotel rather that paying an exorbitant fee for a new airline ticket). He said he went home with the wrestlers on the same plane. So he took "sent home" to mean actually going to North Carolina, which wasn't true. Of course, he easily could have done a video saying "I was sent back to the hotel from TV, not home to NC" but of course he didn't.
He said at that point he was going to do whatever he had to do to get his release.
Fritz went back to the video saying he looked out of sorts and glassy-eyed and people were concerned about him. He said it was because it was shot in the middle of the night, after saying he checked his email when he first got back to the hotel. He said he wanted to set the story straight (which of course the video didn't do) but he belied his earlier timeline in his statements.
Fritz asked about the goofy video he did where he was eating grapes. He said that was Matthew, a character. He did it to mock the perception that he was whacked out. He stopped doing the videos like that when he was released.
Fritz asked if he has ever had any issues with somas. He said "Zero". Fritz said that right after his incident WWE changed the Wellness Policy concerning somas. Matt said that somas was what his prescription was for and he never failed a drug test but that is probably why WWE made the change to the policy. I can't make this stuff up.
He said he has never been "dangerous" or taken anything past what he was prescribed. He said he only started taking somas when he had his abdominal surgery. He then went off on a tangent about his intestine problems.
He asked if he asked for a release from WWE after the European incident and he said yes. He said that due to the youth movement and the company wanting to punish him for Jeff leaving, he knew it was time to go. He said he was told that they wanted to keep him working for them and one day to be an agent. He didn't want that.
Fritz asked him if it was a good idea to do the public videos. He said that it's just him and how he is.
He said he makes 100 bucks a day in advertising from YouTube for his videos and could get by with his other ventures if he didn't return to wrestling. He also said he made a lot and implied he has saved it.
Fritz asked him if he lost Vince's confidence when he botched the promo he did on Edge when he returned. He said "possibly" and said that they can do what they want and with practice they can help guys get better. But he needs to be him in promos, not read what they write for him. Unless he is Matthew I guess. He even said Jeff isn't a great promo either.