Matt Hardy recently hosted a Q&A session on his Twitch, where he discussed his return to WWE and tagging with his brother Jeff, while also revealing how he wishes to end his in-ring career.
At WrestleMania 33, The Hardy Boyz made their long-awaited returns to WWE in one of the greatest surprises in WrestleMania history. The two entered the Raw Tag Team Championship Ladder match, where they were victorious in front of an explosive crowd. Hardy has commented on the return, revealing how he was overwhelmed by the crowd, as he hadn’t seen the stadium prior to their appearance.
“It was really overwhelming,” Hardy said. “There was so much adrenaline flowing through my body, this thing had been kept a really good secret, we didn’t show up until a match before our show at the venue and then they snuck us onto a bus outside, we had a few minutes there. Right before we made our entrance, they rushed us into the building with pink hoodies on and we were running up the stairs, a couple people saw us along the way and said ‘Oh my god, it’s the Hardyz!’ Running up these stairs, getting up to Gorilla [position] which was up three flights of stairs and were getting ready to walk out in front of this massive crowd.
“I haven’t seen the venue, I haven’t seen the crowd. I have no idea what it looks like really. Typically, when you’re a WWE wrestler or at an AEW show, whatever it may be, you’re there all throughout the day preparing. Typically, when the crowd comes in you peek out the curtain, you look at the monitor, everybody does that and you know what the crowd/venue looks like so you have an idea. We had no idea. We had run up all these stairs, adrenaline pumping like crazy, Jeff’s super nervous I remember. It was our first time back seeing Vince in person and seeing Michael Hayes and Shawn Michaels, saying hello very quickly and then within a few seconds, bam, our music hits. Whenever we walk through that curtain and you see this sea of humanity. I’m getting goosebumps talking right now, it feels like a dream even in my mind.”
Matt signed with AEW last year following his WWE contract expiring, meaning he currently cannot tag with his brother Jeff, who is under contract with AEW. Hardy did reveal however that he wishes to end his career by reforming the Hardy Boyz in AEW due to their vast tag team division, many of which haven’t faced off with the Hardyz before.
“The gimmick I would like to end my career on, and I’m pretty confident in saying this, I would like to finish my career teaming with my brother as the Hardy Boyz,” Hardy said. “Real-life Matt and real-life Jeff just doing our thing. That is, I feel like, a beautiful way to tie up a career. It’s probably going to be 30 years for both of us, probably over 30 years when it’s all said and done. To go out the way you came in, that’s super cool. I would like to finish my career with Jeff Hardy, my brother, as a team.
“To correct the record, I would love to have Jeff Hardy come to AEW just so we could team together and there’s a lot of great teams there. A proper Hardy Boyz vs. The Young Bucks feud would be amazing.”