AEW Star Says Popular WWE Tag Team Were ‘The Original Blackpool Combat Club’

AEW Star Says Popular WWE Tag Team Were ‘The Original Blackpool Combat Club’ AEW

The Hardy Boys have been to war with many of the great tag teams in WWE history across their various stints in the company.

When the Hardys returned to the company at WrestleMania 33, they quickly entered into a feud with Sheamus and Cesaro over the Raw Tag Team Championship.

The feud culminated with a 30 minute Iron Man match at the Great Balls Of Fire pay-per-view, which the Bar emerged victorious in.

Reflecting on the match on his Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt discussed working with Sheamus and Cesaro, calling the two the original Blackpool Combat Club.

He said:

“They were the original Blackpool Combat Club because they’d go in there and beat the s**t out of everybody. It was one of those, you knew if you were working with those guys, you were in for a very physical night. That’s the first thing. Guys like that, I love working TV with. Live events, not as much. I’m more of an entertainer at this stage. I like someone who’s big on entertaining the crowd as opposed to having to physically put your body through a ringer.

“Sometimes, once you get 30 years deep. You want to kind of chill a little bit on those shoes and just entertain people as opposed to beating each other up. But they were both extremely talented, both very physical competitors, and both kickass wrestlers, fighters.”

When asked why he believed Sheamus and Cesaro worked well together, Matt explained:

“They’re both European [laughs]. No, I mean, they’re both very physical guys. I feel like they both have very high work ethics, they both really bust their ass, and I think they like making their wrestling look as realistic as possible. So they’re both into that, and they’re both very physical, more than anything else, and I think they found a great bond in that. They really complemented one another.”

The Blackpool Combat Club are set to be a part of Blood & Guts on next week’s episode of Dynamite in Boston.

transcription via Fightful

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3 months ago by Connel Rumsey



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