An All Elite Wrestling (AEW) star has said on today’s episode of Being The Elite that he “died on the inside” which prompted a recent character change.
Matt Hardy has already undergone several transformations throughout his AEW tenure as he seemingly tries to find the right formula, and according to him, All Out didn’t help.
On Being The Elite when asked about his recent attitude change, he said:
“I’ll tell you why. This is because of September 5, 2020. If you don’t know what the date is, it was All Out. All Out is when I got injured. I have given every fiber, every iota of my body to wrestling fans for twenty-eight years, and all they did was s**t on me after that. I came to AEW, originally, to bring this broken brilliance and creative genius and entertain the fans and create my masterpiece here. But that’s not what I got.
“They’re going, ‘Oh, he’s the old guy. We want him out. We want the young guys highlighted on TV. We want these guys,’ and then I had to let people remember who exactly I’m an iconic performer, and that day I was trying to do everything in my ability to give the audience the greatest match I could possibly give them and because I got hurt, they were upset with me and I didn’t get hurt. But you know what happened? I died on the inside!
“All of my life, all of my career. I’ve been so selfless. I’ve always put other people first. My brother, my partners, when I was ‘Broken’ Matt Hardy, I put my family on the screen, it was always about them. I was always worried about taking care of other people and not just me. What did people do?! They shit on me, they don’t respect me. If everything I’ve done and everything I’ve given, I’m tired of giving. I’ve given and given, and now I’m going to take. [The Young Bucks] brought me here, and that was your decision. This business has leeched off me for 28 years and now I’m going to leech off this business like it’s leeched off me.”
Quotes via Fightful