One of the most controversial storylines to ever be seen in WWE featured WWE Hall Of Famers Edge and Lita along with Matt Hardy. In real life, Lita was Hardy’s girlfriend and she cheated on him with Edge.
This ultimately led to Matt Hardy being livid and getting fired by WWE, only to be hired back so that he could feud with Edge and Lita back in 2005. The storyline truly blurred the lines between real life and kayfabe and it seems Lita is still feeling the effects of it to this day.
While speaking on the latest episode of The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt Hardy revealed that Vince McMahon threatened to blacklist him as well as Edge.
Vince McMahon in his mind, he was worried there’s going to be tension between myself and Edge. So he called us into his office and he was going to sit us down and talk to us, and also let us know how he wanted the finish of this match to go specifically, in detail. So we walk into the room, and we were getting along good at this time. You know, there were moments where there was some tension, obviously. But Vince was going to talk to us both and make sure to lay down the law, so to say. So I remember myself and Adam, we go we sit in there, there’s a couch across from his chair, and we’re sitting on opposite ends of the couch. You know, there’s probably four feet between us.
We’re sitting and the first thing Vince says, he says, ‘Adam, Matt, you know, the WWE is my company, right?’ He says, ‘You know that this event, SummerSlam, is my event that I created, right? We both go, ‘Yes.’ He says, ‘You know that I have rented this venue for the night, right? So this is basically my arena. Do you understand that?’ We go, ‘Yes.’ He said, you know, that wrestling ring out there? That is my wrestling ring. Do you understand that?’ He said, ‘I’m going to tell you about this right now. If either one of you go out there tonight and try and take liberties with each other, if you try and intentionally hurt one another, I am the most powerful man in this industry. I promise you neither one of you will ever work a day in this industry again. Do you understand?’ We go, ‘Yeah, sure. ‘We understand,'”
Edge and Matt Hardy eventually came to terms with what happened and made peace as well. For the most part, Lita has as well but she previously revealed that Lita still gets backlash for the storyline.
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