Matt Hardy: Vince McMahon Became ‘Stagnant’ Before AEW

4 months ago by Amanda DeChene

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Matt Hardy: Vince McMahon Became ‘Stagnant’ Before AEW

As more entrants for the 2022 Royal Rumble are announced, Matt Hardy has commented on the WWE’s new interest in opening the ‘forbidden door.’

According to a recent interview with Matt Hardy on Wrestling Perspectives Podcast, AEW deserves some credit for pushing WWE to broaden its horizons, saying:

“I feel like Vince was pushed to do this because now he has to continue to keep up with AEW and how they are unpredictable and how you never know who is going to show up. I feel if there’s no AEW, if there’s no forbidden door, Vince doesn’t do that and doesn’t bring outside talent into the Royal Rumble. It’s great for the business in general because it has pushed Vince to change. I feel most people would agree with me on this. Vince and WWE became stagnant over all those years where there was no competition and he wasn’t pushed.”

While several sources have reported that there will be “no AEW involvement” in the Royal Rumble match, it hasn’t stopped AEW stars such as CM Punk and ‘Hangman’ Adam Page from joking about making a surprise appearance themselves.

For a full list of confirmed entrants for the 2022 Royal Rumble, click here.

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