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Jeff Hardy Says He Feels Like A Ghost In AEW Due To His Booking

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The Hardys were scheduled to win the AEW World Tag Team Championship at one point, but those plans got canceled due to Jeff Hardy’s DUI arrest.

The Hardys lose most of their matches these days and Matt Hardy isn’t happy with their booking.

Below is what Matt said on his podcast:

“I think it’s very important just to state that I feel like there’s such a great spot for us at AEW if we’re just utilized in the correct way. We just got to get there. At WrestleCade we had this week, they said it was the biggest house they ever had for WrestleCade. We had such an insane line at the meet and greet. There’s still a huge fan base that wants to see us and we’re beloved. We’re not Matt and Jeff Hardy of 1999 and 2000, but like there’s so much we can do to help young guys continue to come up and also give our rub off to these young guys, but we just need to be utilized in the right way, and we hope we can get there. We feel like we’re taking steps in the correct direction.

I mean, just creatively, like just the way we’ve been utilized like the last four months, it’s been very frustrating. We’ve been very patient, but there has been a lot of frustration, things we’ve done and kind of how we’ve been utilized in some ways. So I feel like the natural thing to play off of is like channel that frustration and kind of put it into what we’re doing, and to those people that I call malcontents, you know, those people if they hate us, we will give them a reason to hate us.

There’s something we can do there to evolve our characters and once again reinvent into something we’ve never done because there’s never been really like an aggressive, take by any means necessary, like cheat if you have to, or break the rules if you have to, or be bad Hardy Boyz version of the Hardys.

We’ve done stuff as Broken Matt and Brother Nero. There was a time when he was the Antichrist and obviously, I’ve been a heel because I was like, you know, more of the heel because he was historically the more popular of the two of us, you know, but I think the two of us together in a new role, I think it would be very refreshing. I think it’s something that we could use to kind of like, get back to where we want to be.

I just feel like because we are considered one of the most iconic tag teams, one of the greatest tag teams of all time, you know with all of our achievements and you know, all the groundwork we’ve broken and all the trails we blazed, I felt like we would be in some sort of circulation where we come in, we have some wins here and there, we get some momentum going, then we go into a big issue with a younger guy, and then we make this younger guy look good, but we haven’t really got the opportunity to do that, and that’s what I want.

I mean, even you know, there’s a time today after our match was over, I went back to the boss and said, ‘Hey, we want to talk to you, you know, going forward we’re going to do that’, or whatever. But I feel like there’s a way to get to that where you can still keep us in the mix as a team that is a threat and that is relevant and current, but then you can still help build younger teams as well, and I think that’s where we need to be right now.”

Jeff Hardy then revealed that he feels like a ghost in AEW these days, which is exactly what he felt in WWE during his last run, where he wasn’t booked like a top star.

Below is what the former WWE Champion said:

“When I first came back, it was pretty exciting. I didn’t know what was going to be happening in the near future. I think the last time I was in this, you know, Extreme Dimension of your podcast, I said in WWE, I felt like I was a ghost just walking around backstage and honestly man, I kind of still feel like that at AEW, just because not being involved in something, you know, cool, and I feel like there’s something so special that we have within us to really bring out and that brings me to ego.

Like for example. I’m in a place now in my life that wearing this Jeff Hardy, I feel like a goofy goober for wearing my own shirt. I’m like, why does it feel so goofy to wear your own shirt? My thing has always been there’s not much difference between the in-ring performer Jeff Hardy and the reality in this human world performer Jeff Hardy, but ego, even at the show the other night at the concert I talked about ego and this lady who’s another wrestler said, ‘You’ve never had an ego’, but I think I need to bring my ego back, you know, 10 times more intense than it was when I was the Antichrist of professional wrestling.”

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