Matt Hardy has given his opinion on the recent crossovers between wrestling promotions such as AEW, IMPACT Wrestling, and NJPW.
Hardy, who is currently under contract with AEW, has worked in many promotions over his storied career, including the likes of WWE, ROH, and IMPACT Wrestling. In a recent interview with ET Canada, ‘Big Money’ Matt opened up on why he thinks up-and-coming companies sharing talent is great for business and revealed that, before their return to WWE in 2017, he and his brother Jeff had been setting up a crossover angle of their own between ROH and IMPACT.
“I think it’s great. I’ve always thought it was great for business. A Lot of people don’t know about this. It’s not a well-known fact. But I had been negotiating and working with the Young Bucks. And right before my brother and I left Impact to return to WWE, we were actually going to do a Ring of Honor-Impact crossover angle with the Hardys and the Young Bucks for three or four months. And we had that set. But then some things changed in their management and then ended up we’d return to would return to WWE once we ended up leaving.”
Hardy went on to explain that these crossovers between companies add an element of unpredictability, something he believes is important in helping a promotion become successful in the current era.
“So I’m all down for it. I’ve always been down from it from the beginning. And I think especially considering WWE is such a massive global promotion, I think any other promotion that is up-and-coming when they work with other promotions, it helps to add the element of unpredictability and unpredictability is what makes wrestling successful in 2021. I think more than anything else, because information’s out there, so many people see spoilers, so many people have a clue of what’s going on because the Internet is very wide and people know. So I think the more you can surprise people, you have someone show up on this promotion or someone show up on AEW or someone shows up in New Japan, I think it really adds that unpredictability to pro wrestling.”
Matt Hardy recently returned to IMPACT alongside his Hardy Family Office teammates Private Party. Private Party defeated Chris Sabin and James Storm to earn a match against the Good Brothers for the promotion’s Tag Team Championships, but were unable to capture the titles at the No Surrender ppv.