Matt Hardy Speaks Out - WWE Release, Lita-Edge, Tons More
Source: PWInsiderAOL Fanhouse recently interviewed Matt Hardy, here is a recap of the interview…
Hardy said that over the last month since his release, he has been "hustling". He said he was working on doing his Hardy Show stuff.
He talked about the first time he was released by WWE and said he "was hired back three days later" and he was just kept off of TV. He was asked if he considered going to TNA and he said he did but their TV situation wasn't good then so he didn't go there. He later said he was actually hired back within 7 or 8 weeks, not three days. He said when he started burying WWE on the web was right around when he re-signed. He said Kevin Dunn told him to bury the company in the videos.
He said that he found out about Lita and Edge by listening to voicemails on her cell phone. He said Edge told Amy he loved her and wanted to be with her but they hadn't gotten "physical physical" yet. He said he kicked her out of his house when he heard the voicemails. She tried to call him for two weeks and he wouldn't talk to her so she started actually dating Edge then. It lasted for three weeks and then ended he said. He added that when he was on the road and she was home rehabbing he "was tempted" to have sex outside of their relationship, implying that he never swayed. He said that later they got back together as a couple behind the scenes while she and Edge were a couple on-screen. He said he wanted her to have creative break her and Edge up on-screen for the good of their relationship but instead they broke up off-screen.
He said that he started thinking of leaving WWE after Jeff left. He said that Jeff has restless leg syndrome even now and was beat up. He said that Jeff was ready to leave but was going to come back to WWE after a break. Matt thought that he wasn't respected after Jeff left, like he was being kept around to make sure Jeff would come back. Jeff then went to TNA. After that he thought that WWE turned on him and stopped pushing him because of it.
He said that if he ever gets to wrestle Jeff down the road, he wants it to be realistic, not how it was done in WWE. He didn't think brothers would ever really want to kill each other and Hardy fans wouldn't believe it. He said it has to be done on a real level, where people understand. He said that the Hardy fans out there wouldn't accept them in a blood feud, because brothers wouldn't fight that way (they wouldn't?).
He was asked why WWE wasn't the place for him now and he said it was basically because they booked poorly. Let's just say that in his world he would have been pushed a lot harder and better.
He was asked about being sent home from the show at White Plains, NY. He said that the morning before the show the flight and someone called Johnny Ace and said Matt had a problem, that he was in a weird, altered state. He said he knows who it was but wouldn't say who. He said when he got to White Plains the next day they had drug testing. He said that he was told that he couldn't wrestle until he gave a urine sample. He said that he had just peed before they asked. He said he couldn't pee before his match so he couldn't wrestle. He then said when he peed it passed the test.
Fritz asked about the UK show where he was sent back to the hotel. He said he would give Fritz and exclusive here because he liked him, but then went off on a tangent. He talked about going to TV in Baltimore. He said he was still mad about what happened in White Plains. He said he knew he was going to speak with Ace and was ready to ask for his release that day. He said when he met with Ace he told him that he was clean at White Plains and was pulled off of the show. He blamed the internet for taking a story and running with it. He said he told him maybe it was time to leave. He said, "If was messed up would airlines let me on a plane". It was kind of disjointed because he didn't answer what he was asked about the UK.