Triple H Made ‘Generous Offer’ To Current AEW Star

Triple H Made ‘Generous Offer’ To Current AEW Star AEW/WWE

A current AEW star has revealed that current WWE Chief Content Officer Paul Levesque (Triple H) made a “generous offer” to him to keep in the company prior to his 2020 exit.

Speaking to Daily Mail Online, Matt Hardy discussed a variety of topics, including his exit from WWE and whether any effort had been made from Vince McMahon to keep the 48-year-old under contract.

Hardy revealed that Vince was indeed eager to keep hold of him, albeit in a non-wrestling capacity primarily, instead transitioning into a backstage producer role, something Hardy was not yet ready to do.

Hardy said:

“Yeah, well, I think Vince had already made up his mind. He wanted me to make the transition into being a producer and that’s where he saw me at.

“So, I knew as long as he was in charge he’s ultimately going to get you there, because that’s just how this is. If Vince sees you in a certain light or certain way, and that’s where he wants he’s gonna get you there. 

“They threw some big offers on the table saying myself and Jeff, we can do something with Bray, and they were trying to appease me in different ways and whatnot, and give me something that would be satisfying.

“But I knew Vince was ultimately going to move me off being a wrestler and move me backstage, and I just wasn’t ready to do that yet.

“I love this. Me doing this, I feel like a little kid in a candy store, because pro wrestling is what I always wanted to do, and for the last few years that I can physically do it I want to do it to the best of my ability.”

Interestingly Hardy did reveal that Triple H had also tried to satiate Hardy’s desire to keep competing by making him an offer to compete in NXT under his popular ‘Broken’ character, complete with his own faction on the black and gold brand.

Hardy revealed:

“So that opportunity opened up at AEW to be able to do it (wrestle), and also Triple H gave me a very generous offer to wrestle in NXT and do some of my Broken Matt.

“Maybe give me a little bit of a stable, and then still be able to supplement that by being a backstage producer with WWE.” 

While Hardy rejected the offer and instead moved across to AEW, he did hint that things could have perhaps been different had Triple H had more power in the company at the time.

“If it would have been the era where a Triple H was in charge, I could have ended up saying then, maybe. But it was the right call for me to leave and step out to AEW.”

Hardy has enjoyed three years thus far in AEW, most recently welcoming back his brother Jeff to action following a year-long hiatus following his June 2022 DUI arrest.

Matt recently revealed what the original plans were in AEW for him and Jeff leading into the summer of 2022 – click here to read on.

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2 months ago by Jamie Toolan


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