After three months of anticipation and hype, Jeff Hardy finally made his debut on AEW Dynamite earlier this month. Jeff is in a much different place now after finally getting his release from WWE. Matt also had to explain something important to Jeff about AEW’s creative process.
WWE Superstars are always handed a script that they have to remember and speak as part of their promos. A large section of the WWE Universe are not fans of scripted promos as they feel it highly restricts the characters of WWE Superstars.
While speaking with Under the Ring, Matt Hardy talked about the creative freedom he and his brother Jeff have in AEW. Hardy revealed that he had to tell Jeff there are no writers in AEW.
“AEW is on a higher platform than a Ring of Honor or TNA,” Hardy said. “Especially with their television deal, which is lovely and is fantastic to have, and here, just being able to have input and help control your own destiny, it’s just an amazing feeling. Like my brother when he came in yesterday, or last week and we were talking about the segment I was doing with Andrade, he was like ‘oh, you know, do the writers have it how they want this to go?’ ‘Dude, there’s no writers here. They don’t have writers in AEW, that doesn’t happen. Literally, there’s a segment and this is kind of outline of what they’re thinking, and then you put the meat on the bone. You and your crew.’ And that’s what we did.
The little segment that myself and Andrade with Private Party, I was really happy with that. Especially when Private Party did the whole thumbs deal and they went down. Just the fact that people were invested in the relationship of Matt Hardy and Private Party, which are two guys that I genuinely do love and really do like a whole lot. The fact that they reacted so strongly to that was very rewarding to me. It was the ultimate compliment.
And then Jeff just showing up, and taking back off into the Hardy Boyz and the emotion that we had, and the genuine hug, there was so much reality in that as well. And I think this is very telling, at this point in our career, how much we really do appreciate having one another and how much we help one another. And I’m really excited about what is coming up and going forward. And AEW is just a place where you really do get a pretty open canvas and you get a fair opportunity to paint your own picture or play your own music, and that is one of the most amazing things about it.”
The Hardys also plan on going after the AEW World Tag Team Championships in the future, so we will have to see if that will happen or not.
h/t Wrestling Inc
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