In April of last year, WWE saw the biggest mass exodus in the company’s history as over a hundred members of staff were fired from the company and that included Superstars such as Matt Cardona.

Since his released Matt Cardona had a brief stint in AEW before finally signing a contract with Impact Wrestling, where he is one of the mainstays of the company.

While speaking to Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, Matt Cardona talked about his release from WWE last year. Cardona revealed that he really hoped WWE would release him and was worried Cardona wouldn’t get his release from the company.

“I knew the releases were coming that day and my biggest fear was that they weren’t going to release me, because my contract was up in August. I had not re-signed, I didn’t know if I wanted to stay and go. So I was like ‘oh my god, I hope they don’t not release me and I just rot until August.’ So once I saw people going I was like ‘oh please. Please fire me!’ I already had my Pro Wrestling Tees store set up. Listen, losing your dream job sucks. The paycheck coming in every week and then not coming in sucks. But it was time to go. And ultimately the decision was made for me, because I was living with anxiety for over a year negotiating this new deal. And then when the decision was made for me it was like ‘okay. It’s made.’”

On top of his work in Impact Wrestling, Matt Cardona is scheduled to square off against Nick Gage at GCW Homecoming on July 24th. We will have to wait and see how he will fare against Nick Gage.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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