WWE legend, Matt Hardy was recently a guest on Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast where he discussed being involved in his WWE Network 24. Below are some highlights from the interview with a H/T to WrestlingInc.com for the transcriptions.
On how involved he was in the production:
“To be very honest, I try to be very hands on whenever I am going to be in the process of creating content that I am going to be involved in, and I try to be very hands on with it, and the Network people I know they weren’t 100 percent,” Hardy said. “And I was worried more about the powers that be like a Vince McMahon or Kevin Dunn would be uncomfortable with me being involved with it because I wanted it to be as accurate as possible.”
On showing the negatives of their life:
“I told Jeff Hardy a while back that whenever we got in a better place, I told him, man, if we ever get to tell our story it would have to be on WWE television because that is the platform it deserves to be told on so if we ever get a chance to tell our story we weren’t going to hold anything back and that was what we wanted to do and that was what we were allowed to do,” he said. “And after speaking with Kevin Dunn and some of the Network guys I know that he was a little hesitant about putting this raw content out there that was so dark and so uncomfortable and eventually he did, and the feedback to that special was off the charts.”
Advice for others in that situation:
“The biggest thing that I can say to all people is that if you can hang in there and keep your chin up and keep it going in a positive direction it will always get better,” he said. “You have to want it, you have to want to get better and want to be in a better place. You can always come back. Everyday is a new day and it’s a new day to make you change as a person.”