Matt Hardy has a deep understanding of the world of professional wrestling. He has competed all around the world for several years and in several companies. Matt Hardy also has a great relationship with Randy Orton to this day despite leaving WWE a long time ago.

Matt Hardy eventually parted ways with WWE and made his way to AEW back in 2020 during the early period of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then he has become one of the highlights of AEW television.

While speaking on The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, Matt Hardy talked about his relationship with Randy Orton. Hardy revealed that Orton texted him constantly after his move to AEW.

“Quote me: I think Randy Orton is f***ing awesome. I love Randy’s work, I always enjoyed working with him and I think as a person, me knowing him for these 20 years, we have so much in common. The last couple of years I was [in WWE], we became closer than we ever had just because we shared those personal family lives together and we were kind of in the same boat. Both of our wives are pretty intense if you know what I mean, they’re good for us because they keep us both in check. I have nothing but positive things to say about Randy. I love his storytelling in the ring and I love the way he tells his character.


Randy was one of my biggest supporters when I left and went to AEW, to get over and my stuff on my own, being one of the older guys that were never one of Vince’s top guys. Randy was one of my biggest supporters and constantly would text me and we’d stay in contact. I think Randy is awesome, people who think Randy doesn’t do a lot of work at a slower more plotting pace, I just don’t think they get the basic aspects of traditional pro wrestling. When it comes to traditional pro wrestling and traditional storytelling, there is no one better than Randy Orton. He’s so smooth, he’s so good, and he’s so committed to whatever personality he’s working. He’s just a joy to work with.”

Randy Orton is currently one half of the RAW Tag Team Champions in WWE alongside Matt Riddle. We’ll have to wait and see whether they will win the Tag Team Title unification match at WrestleMania Backlash or not.

h/t Wrestling Inc

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