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WWF Veteran Reveals When He Finally Felt Accepted In The Company

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (November 20, 1999) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal

On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).

It featured matches on the road to the ‘WWF Armageddon 1999’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– D’Lo Brown vs. Mark Henry

– Grandmaster Sexy vs. Edge

– The Headbangers vs. The Dudley Boyz

– The Hardy Boyz vs. Kaientai

– Rikishi Phatu vs. Crash Holly

• WWF Veteran Reveals When He Finally Felt Accepted In The Company

During a recent appearance on X-Pac 12360 podcast, Old School WWF Veteran Matt Hardy talked about when he felt accepted in WWF, trying to fit in the locker room & more.

Below are the highlights:

On when he finally felt accepted in WWF:

“I would probably say the very first time I felt that we were kind of accepted or like part of the machine was when we first got an opportunity to be with Michael Hayes and were repackaged and we won the tag titles.

Even though obviously we weren’t the best representation of the best tag-team in the world, but it was like the titles would help us at that juncture. Around that point and then working Bradshaw and Farooq.

After being with them for a month and them kicking the hell out of us night in and night out and then kind of half-a$$ earning their respect. I felt that was kind of the turning point.

And then once we had the tag-team ladder match with Edge and Christian and it was like, ‘wow these guys did something special.’ We definitely felt like we belonged and were part of the family of the WWE locker room at that point.”

On trying to fit in the WWF locker room early on:

“We came from a very very different world, I think we based a lot of our morals and what not from our mother whose like this super Christian lady who didn’t drink, didn’t smoke, didn’t even curse and then she died really young she had cancer.

And she died when we were 9 or 11 and then our dad raised us and he was never like a loving dad he was more of a provider. He’d get up at sunrise, work till sun down, he’d make sure we had clothes, we had food, a roof over our heads, but he would never say ‘I Love You’ he was never really affectionate or emotional so when we came in we kinda lived off those morals.

When we came into WWF at that time it was like a wild wild west era especially looking back at how it is nowadays. It was all new to us, we didn’t drink, we said very few curse words, we were pretty straight narrow guys at that time.

We were just trying to hold on to who we are, and just trying to follow our dream at that point, we wanted to fit in, didn’t want to disrespect anyone but I felt like we also had these morals.”

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