Matt Hardy has had his fair share of terrifying bumps throughout his career but now he has revealed the worst, and it wasn’t the one against Sammy Guevara at All Out.
Hardy made his name in WWE competing in ladder matches and TLC matches with brother Jeff against Edge and Christian and The Dudley Boyz. In matches filled with risk, they certainly took a toll on each competitor’s body and career.
Now Matt Hardy speaking in a Twitch Q and A has recalled the scariest bump he ever took during his nearly thirty-year career. Hardy was asked if the horrific bump he took in his match with Sammy Guevara where he fell several feet to concrete was the worst he’d ever taken.
For Hardy, there was actually worse:
“In all actuality, I don’t think it was the scariest bump I’ve taken. It was terrible and bad, but the scariest bump I took was at an Extreme Rising show. That was even worse. At All Out, I was knocked unconscious, but I feel bad because Tony Khan was like ‘no concussion,’ but what happened was I immediately went to the hospital, I was okay – as shocking as that sounds, I was okay – and I went to the hospital and had every scan and every test done with nothing abnormal and no sign of a concussion or trauma. I was very lucky.”
“I relayed it to Tony and he relayed that to everyone. [The bump] wasn’t a Tony Khan idea or anyone’s idea, it ended up being my idea. Things weren’t in the proper position and at the end of the day, that’s my fault and I didn’t check with people. If you didn’t like it, blame it on me, it’s my fault. It’s a mistake I won’t make again. It was a bad thing and I learned as much as I could from it and I move forward.”
Matt Hardy then went on to describe the nasty fall and landing he took at the Extreme Rising show:
“Extreme Rising, I was wrestling against Shane Douglas. Extreme Rising was like a remake of ECW in 2012-2013. A lot of the ECW originals were around and he contacted me. At the end of the match, I went to the top to jump onto Shane Douglas. I was starting a program with Luke Hawx and he came off and pushed me. The original idea was I would be pushed off the top turnbuckle and then draped on the barricade, but the barricade was far away. When I got pushed, I lost control, didn’t hit the barricade, crashed, and hit the floor. On that one, I hit my head and was knocked out and convulsing. It was much worse. It felt terrible for days. The All Out fall, I was okay within a couple of days. Both were sh*tty bumps and shouldn’t have happened.”
Matt Hardy’s former on and off-screen partner Lita has recently described how the love triangle story between them and Edge in 2005 nearly made her quit the business.