Following the recent backstage altercations between talents in AEW, veteran wrestler Matt Hardy has offered some advice on how to prevent these kind of situations.
Just as the dust was beginning to settle on the infamous All Out backstage brawl, AEW found themselves forced to deal with another backstage incident at last Wednesday’s Dynamite taping.
Andrade El Idolo and Sammy Guevara engaged in a public war of words last week, which led to a hostile confrontation when the two men came face-to-face backstage at Dynamite. Andrade ended up being sent home from the arena and having his scheduled match at Rampage cancelled.
While appearing on SiriusXM’s ‘Busted Open’ show, Matt Hardy discussed the recent issues and encouraged his AEW colleagues to communicate better with each other:
“The best advice I can give anyone — if you have an issue with something or someone, go to them directly and talk it out. When people harbour resentment towards someone else, that’s when bad things happen. You have to get it out. You have to be forthright, and really address these scenarios and situations.”
Matt Hardy also spoke about how some of the veterans in the locker room have stepped up to try and quell the backstage tensions on the roster:
“I feel like, as a veteran, I am trying to help expedite that process. There’s a lot of guys, too, like [Chris] Jericho, Jon Moxley, and Bryan Danielson — they’ve all really stepped up and had these super positive meetings. We’re gonna continue on that path. I think we’re gonna get there, and everything’s gonna be good.”
Just hours before the news of Andrade and Guevara’s backstage altercation broke, Tony Khan was quoted as saying that he believes the AEW roster is the most stable it has ever been in 2022.
H/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.