WWE legend, Matt Hardy was a recent guest on Jim Ross’ podcast where he discussed whether or not he is actually retired from in-ring wrestling. Below are some highlights with a H/T to Rajah.com for the transcriptions.
Is he retired?
“Retirement, that’s a big buzz word. People have asked me since I’m at crossroads where I’m not 100% sure about what my in-ring future is, but as far as my television role on WWE that will 100% be something in the future. I’m not sure in what capacity exactly. But like, retiring is something I will never do. I’m so passionate about this. This is a love of mine, being involved in the wrestling industry. If you can’t do it in the capacity you did years and years ago, just be involved in some shape or form. I’ll always be involved in some way. Retirement is not something that will be in my future.”
On if he would be a road agent:
“It definitely interests me. It is something that has been talked about. It is something I’ve even experimented with a little bit in the past, and that could possibly be a part of my future. And when I return to the company at WWE, I’m very confident I will have an on-TV role as well, but I will also have a behind the scenes role; a producer role is something which I definitely think I could do one day. I don’t know if that day could be in 4 weeks from now, or 4 years, or 10 years from now. But I’m sure I’ll do that at some juncture.”