Matt Hardy has a deep understanding of the world of professional wrestling. This is because he has competed all around the world for several years. Matt Hardy has almost always worked with his brother Jeff and found success as The Hardy Boyz. Matt Hardy also made an interesting claim recently.
The Hardy Boyz became one of the most popular tag teams in the history of WWE. However, they would also split up eventually as well. Matt Hardy himself knew they were not always going to last.
While speaking on The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt Hardy claimed that WWE tried to split them up early on in their careers. Hardy further claimed that the company punished them for not wanting to be split up.
“I was okay, and I feel like I knew we were staying there. I feel we had almost kind of been assured we were staying together. The company tried a couple of times previously before, you know, to separate us and we knew that was ultimately going to happen, and I think we were both cool with that, but we wanted to get as much as we could out of the Hardys together as long as we possibly could.
They definitely wanted to split us and we actually ended up standing up for ourselves and we told them we weren’t ready to do it. Also, some of the things in the angle we weren’t comfortable with and they punished us by taking us off TV for six to seven weeks.”
The Hardy Boyz worked together until 2002 when they were finally broken up. After that, the two would reunite on several occasions. They are currently working together in AEW and are quite content there as well.
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