Matt Hardy Speaks Out - WWE Release, Lita-Edge, Tons More
He said that some guys get away with things that others don't in WWE. He said that guys fly coach now on overseas flights instead of business class. For the record, when I flew to Scotland last month there was no business class on the plane so that could have something to do with it. Anyway, he pointed out the rigors of life on the road. He said that John Laurinaitis oversees everything with the talent now too, including ring outfits. He said that you have to let people be themselves and learn on their feet and it's too hard now in WWE.
He was asked what his future is and he said implied he would be working for TNA. Fritz asked him if TNA is a natural fit and he said yes it's a possibility. He said he got some interesting calls last week. He again said TNA was a viable option.
He also stated that he only had about 75 days on his no-compete. He said he was actually released a few weeks before WWE posted it on their website. He said that they were trying to get him to stay around.
He said he gets fired up when his image is impugned. He said that Dave Meltzer reported a while back that he was suspended for steroid use. He said it never happened and he was fired up and had a mutual friend call Meltzer and say if there wasn't a retraction he would take action and Meltzer retracted it.
He said he would consider going back to WWE some day but he would need days off in his deal. He said he isn't talking an Undertaker schedule, but some time off so his body could be healthy and not need to take things to relax his muscles.
He was asked if he ever wanted to team with Jeff again and he said that they were both singles stars now. He said he and Edge pitched the two of them being a power group and WWE creative turned it down.
He was asked if he gets treated fairly by the wrestling media. He said it's cyclical. Sometimes yes, sometimes no.
He was asked if anyone in the company leaked information about him and if they were out to get him. He said there were people that leak but he doesn't know if they were out to get him.
Fritz said that there were reports of him having heat with CM Punk and he said no, he doesn't. He said he thinks it may have started because Punk dated Lita "for a short while". He did say he really disagreed with Punk when he made comments about Jeff after Jeff's arrest went down. He said it probably wasn't Punk's call but that Punk didn't mind doing it either.
He was asked if Jeff would go back to WWE after them doing that and he said he didn't think Jeff would.
Fritz asked what else is left in wrestling for Matt and he said he wanted to run shows and run a wrestling school. He thinks he has a lot more to offer in that vein than he does as a worker. He said he is good at a lot of things but not great at any. He said he wants to give back to the business. He expects to doing a school and/or run shows in the next six months. He said he may do a reality show about post-WWE.
Matt closed the interview by pushing www.TheHardyShow.com.