On this day in Pro Wrestling history on July 12, 2005, Matt Hardy issued a lengthy statement after his return to WWE the previous night on Raw. Below is what Matt posted on his website:
“If you guys are ready for a ride, jump the f*** on. Well, I promised you all fireworks, so I hope I didn’t disappoint. As of July 11th, 2005, my personal Independence Day, the Movement has begun– and the Movement’s purpose is two-fold. Purpose one–To never let anyone control what Matt Hardy says and does and thinks. Purpose two–To make Adam Copeland, Amy Dumas, and the WWE regret what they did to me, what they did to us.
It’s time for Matt Hardy to stand up for all the MFer’s that have been chanting “We Want Matt”, and “You Screwed Matt”. Although you may not know this–you guys, the MFers, started the Movement months ago. I can now finally join the Movement because I am no longer controlled by the WWE. The McMahons, the Johnny Aces, and all of the WWE management can kiss my a$$. I did what I did tonight because for me to live with myself, Adam “Feces” Copeland must pay. I’m not going to let the WWE forget that they f***ed up when they released me instead of that scumbag home-wrecker. And Amy Dumas, you know what’s it’s like to have me as your closest ally–but you’re gonna hate to see what it’s like to have me as your worst enemy b****. Even though I didn’t slash your tires FCF, slashed tires are going to be the least of your problems–Bank on it. A little message to the whore, the feces, and the horsesh*t “family” that is the WWE–Matt Hardy is like cancer, I don’t go away and you won’t find a cure. I thank EVERYONE that has supported me through thick and thin–I promise I will always be there for my MFers. I love you guys–and as I always say, without you, there is no me. I am going to turn a hugely negative situation into something that will benefit us. If you don’t want to be able to predict what happens next, you’re all in for a treat.
P.S. – If you’re thinking about pressing charges Vince, I got a couple bucks, I’ll fight it. Besides, I think I might have some pixs and video from a camera phone that shows your officers Rodney Kinging my a$$. My wrist is cut from the handcuffs, and I would suggest that there was a little unnecessary roughness involved in kicking me out of your building.
P.S.S. – And don’t forget to catch Matt Hardy in action this Friday in Indiana, PA, this Saturday in Woodbridge, CT, and you never know where I’ll show up on Sunday. And The Matt Hardy Show is so on…
Matt “F***ing” Hardy”