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WWE talent told to avoid a former WWE superstar on Twitter

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that WWE talent has been told to avoid any twitter contact with Matt Hardy. The company doesn’t want to have any involvement in any embarrassing Matt Hardy story going forward.

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18 Responses

  1. Mackdeezy says:

    Sounds like they too feel like helms feels

  2. Shacoria J. says:

    Wow awesome Wwe but i really doubt anyones gonna listen. Especially if they know he needs help for those who are still friends with him. Then again they can always reach his phone i’m guessing…….

  3. -Jay- says:

    It’s safe now he said he’s the “old” Matt now…we know Matt is trustworthy. 😐

  4. Zack says:

    No surprise there.

  5. That won’t stop zack ryder..

  6. Renato says:

    They’re really giving that much importance to the matt hardy situation?
    Specially cause he’s not an employee of them they shouldnt care if anyone contacts him on twitter or facebook or wherever

  7. chris says:

    Wow, for a company that Linda boasted during her failed campain last year that “Takes care of their former employees” this is really pathetic. I guess its okay to pay for 3 drug rehab stints for Sean Waltman, but let’s ignore Matt Hardy over a misguided youtube video.

  8. Richard P says:

    Ccould turn into another Benoit fiasco. He already tasered his girlfriend. Any contact could be construed as encouraging him. Benoit’s family is suing that his place of work caused him to murder a child a wife and then hang himself.

  9. Starman says:

    Chris, just because they do not want talent contacting Matt Hardy does not mean they will not pay for his rehab. They still have to protect themselves from all the negative publicity his dumb ass has generated.
    Before he can go to rehab, he would first have to admit he had a problem. I assume he will just keep rebirthing himself to avoid admitting that.

  10. chris says:

    Actully Starman, my point (I was in a little rush when I wrote it, so I’ll admit to not being as clear as I intended)

    In 2009-10, Linda stated that the WWE is always there to provide assistance for former wrestlers that may be in need of their help. Now, would it be wiser for the WWE not to advise talent to ignore or not contact Matt Hardy?

    Is doing this just giving ammo to those that say the WWE doesn’t care about its former performers?

  11. mshelez says:

    It said that they should avoid twitter contact with him. If that is what was said, they may not want it done publicly becuase they don’t want the WWE name sucked into any Matt Hardy craziness. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they don’t want anyone reaching out to a friend. Just don’t perpetuate the drama on Twitter that Matt Hardy likes to keep going for himself.

  12. Mark says:

    @Chris, they can pay for it but they can’t force him into rehab. If he doesn’t want to go, he won’t, whether they’ll pay for it or not.

    And regardless of whether he’s an employee or not; He could have worked one non-televised match for the WWE in 1973, the press would still want to place the blame on WWE

  13. Deathedge says:

    It won’t grow to the level of that of Chris Benoit but it’s pretty clear that Matt Hardy’s career could be heading to “localgymville” population in North Carolina: Ricky Morton, The Barbarian, and of course David Flair. lol.

  14. Fisha695 says:

    Not only do I agree with the WWE but I think that the Dirtsheets should stop paying attention to him too even if just for a week or so. Maybe if everybody ignored him for even just a little bit he’d realize that he can’t be an attention whore forever.

  15. Coolquip says:

    Most of the talent was probably doing that anyway

  16. Hans says:

    Starman has a point. If Matt wanted rehab, he would need to ASK for it. Thats what Waltman did.

  17. ILMH says:

    This is a smart move by WWE. 90 percent of tweets sent out are just like how the majority of us all are, we’ll make jokes. We’ll laugh at someone. We’ll degrade and poke fun at a guy who made a serious serious mistake. (See: Jeff Hardy and the reaction to his drug riddled phase). Letting any WWE superstar tweet about Matt Hardy’s ridiculous ideas is a trainwreck waiting to happen. Can you imagine what Punk, Jericho, Miz…. ANYONE would say if allowed?

    Now, the flip side of this is to have WWE permit only positive messages for Matt. This is a terrible idea as:
    A.) It’s blatant and utter dictatorship. Requesting people to not say anything is one thing, but controlling what you can say is a whole different level.

    B.) It promotes support for a guy that wrote a suicide note and tried to pass it off as some internet gimmick.

    C.) I don’t think anyone can say anything positive about Matt Hardy at this time, so it’d just be a ton of “Hope you get better” messages.

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