Matt Hardy Talks The Evolution Of His Character & Sends A Message To Those Who Don’t Like The ‘Broken’ Gimmick

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Matt Hardy talks about evolution keeping him alive in wrestling.

Matt Hardy is seeing a career resurgence in All Elite Wrestling through his “Broken” Matt Hardy persona. The gimmick allows him a creative freedom that draws back to his early love of wrestling.

Speaking to Bleacher Report, Hardy opened up about his many Evolution through the years and why he’s having a great time and AEW.

“It’s just evolution, man,” Hardy told Bleacher Report in an exclusive interview. “Evolution takes over, and times change. That’s one of the only consistent facts in life. Times change. We were just doing what we could do to put our names on the map, and become stars. And really make as much money, live our dreams, try and be special, try and be remembered. And, it’s so cool we did it.”

As for the naysayers, Hardy had a message for them as well.

“There are purists who don’t like it,” Hardy admits. “‘Broken’ Matt Hardy is a very polarizing figure, and that’s OK. I’m OK with that. I understand. Other people find ‘Broken’ Matt Hardy extremely entertaining, especially casual fans. I know when I first started doing it, there were a lot of people who’d seen me and they’d go, ‘Oh my God, this guy is really crazy. He says things crazy. He’s unpredictable. And he’s fun to watch. I want to see what he’s going to do next, or how he’s going to pronounce a word, or whatever it may be.’ So there’s definitely a lot of appeal there.

“Ultimately, I’ve built a super layered character where there’s more than just those two personalities within me. You’ll realize later on, Matt Hardy has multiple versions. Maybe there’s a lot of different personalities in his head. It’s the very beginning of a long play. I think it’s going to be a very thorough, deep layered character, one that I’m really excited to create and let it grow in front of people.”

To read the full interview, click here.