Matt Hardy Explains How Vince McMahon's WWE Return "Benefits" AEW

All Elite Wrestling rosters a handful of journeyman veterans, however few can match the damage on Matt Hardy’s treads. Despite that, he nonetheless continues to be a central a part of the corporate’s developmental present, Dark, the place his storyline with Ethan Page and The Firm rolls on. It speaks volumes concerning the 48-year-old’s love {of professional} wrestling that he is nonetheless keen to wrestle matches on YouTube, the place the viewers is minimal more often than not. Matt Hardy nonetheless offers his matches every thing he is received, although, and incessantly delivers fascinating perception on his podcast.

That was the case on the newest episode of The Extreme Life Of Matt Hardy. Debuting on January 11, many of the present facilities on the turmoil WWE has discovered itself in since Vince McMahon powered his manner again onto the board of administrators on Friday. “[Vince] is sitting as the head of the table of WWE currently. We also have Stephanie gone, so there’s obviously been a big shake-up,” Hardy acknowledged. “There [are] a lot of cells, rumors, and innuendo going around, and if you ask me more than anything who benefits from all this? I would say AEW, so I’m very happy to be at AEW currently right now. AEW has been producing great content.” (h/t to Thomas Lowson of for the transcription)

There is not plenty of concrete details about what is going on on behind the scenes in WWE proper now, however expertise reportedly was left sad following rumors of a sale to Saudi Arabia. That wasn’t a carried out deal like a number of reporters claimed on Twitter on Tuesday night time, however wrestlers are nonetheless apparently very a lot at nighttime regarding what’s occurring in Stamford. It’s troublesome to think about a state of affairs the place a high-end free agent like Jay White would take a look at the uncertainty of the state of affairs in WWE and select it over All Elite Wrestling. That’s a long-term selection, in fact, and extra info will doubtless develop into recognized in time. The optics this week have been poor, nevertheless.

AEW had its fair proportion of points in 2022, however rumors of being bought to the Saudi Arabia Investment Fund wasn’t amongst them. Alleged altercations between wrestlers backstage pale compared to these sorts of rumors. WWE could possibly be bought by the center of 2023, and firms like Disney are additionally believed to be within the hunt. Signing a prolonged contract with a lot uncertainty surrounding WWE should really feel like a dangerous proposition. Especially when contemplating how in another way Vince McMahon books skilled wrestling exhibits in comparison with Triple H. Wrestlers who aren’t Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar have a troublesome time sticking on the high of Vince’s marquee.

Interestingly sufficient, Hardy additionally talked about that he’d been informed that the newest episode of Raw felt a bit off to these working it. That’s a vibe followers at residence picked up on as effectively, and it is price noting that WWE revealed zero matches for the present forward of time. The solely side of Raw that was marketed the day of was Alexa Bliss addressing her heelish antics. That’s hypothesis, in fact, however notion is actuality on an extended sufficient timeline. Hardy’s predominant level—that chaos in WWE solely creates a chance for All Elite Wrestling—appears to be on the mark, primarily based on public info presently.

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