Matt Hardy teases reunion with brother Nero, Jeff Hardy
Matt Hardy is very much down with the idea of Jeff Hardy coming to AEW at some point. Matt was a guest on The Drive with Josh Graham and during the interview, he was asked about his brother potentially joining AEW now that he’s been released by WWE. You can check out some highlights below, per Wrestling Inc:
On his upbringing keeping him grounded: “I think that was kind of bred in myself and my brother, that humility, the act of being humble, from our mother. We lost her at a very young age. She died of cancer when we were both very young. But we always remained humble, we stayed true to our core values and beliefs I think because of her. And our dad was a great dude. He was an old-school southern man who’d get up at sunrise and work until sundown. He was a provider, he made sure that we had everything that we needed. My brother and I were able to attain contracts and achieve our dream of “being a professional wrestler and turn that into a career.
“Now I’ve been doing this, this is 29 years I’ve been doing this as a professional, and I’ve been doing it as a career for 25 years. Just the fact that I was a huge fan who loved this and was passionate about it and wanted to achieve this level of superstardom in pro wrestling, and was able to, I feel like the best thing I can do is keep my feet on the ground, stayed grounded and also help others, much like people helped me on the way up. I would say that was the biggest influence, the guys who did help me, who were willing to help me. Michael P.S. Hayes, even like Stone Cold. He was great with myself and my brother. And there were several other guys who were willing to take time and help us. And I feel like, for me, it’s important to always give that back and help the next generation.”
On the possibility of Jeff Hardy coming to AEW: “That would be fabulous. I know both of us have stated on quite a few occasions that we both want to end our careers the way we began our careers. And that is as a tag team. That was our dream, as two kids growing up, we wanted to be the tag team champions of the world, at least one time. Obviously we have very fortunately exceeded that many times over. But I think us teaming together and having one last run as a tag team would be amazing. And I couldn’t think of a better place to do it than All Elite Wrestling.
“One thing I have to say about Tony Khan, I can’t put him over enough for this, he is so good and so great at treating legends like legends. And he has such a smart utilization of talent. I cannot commend him enough on it. That’s why AEW has been so successful, because Tony Khan has been the guy in the driver’s seat. He has really been putting out a smart product, where he rewards all the wrestling fans in 2021 that are willing to invest a lot of time to watch a product and watch a storyline, watch a rivalry. He always gives them a payoff that’s going to reward them.”
I don’t know why people encourage this. Every few years, Jeff struggles with addiction, and it really is detrimental to his work. WWE tried to help, and he said no. He needs time away to battle his demons, and until then, NOBODY should be touching him. If Tony Kahn does, it will prove lots about him…. all bad.
Jeff and Mox should be put together as a team named Celebrity Rehab, as part of the Hardy Family Office. Matt doesn’t have enough tag teams in that stable yet