In a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, Matt Hardy spoke about his decision to leave WWE and head for AEW.
“Vince and WWE, they already had it in their mind. In Vince’s mind, he was ready to move me on from being a talent into working backstage. Being a producer, helping give back and teach other guys behind the scenes. And I’m very happy to do that but a little later on. These last few years that I have to do this physically, I want to do it to the highest level that I can.”
“Even though they offered to do other things after I expressed that was my concern, I know in my head they had already made up their mind how they see me as. So I just knew I needed to go somewhere else.”
You can listen to the full interview below and on YouTube.
Jason’s Jest: Even though he is making less in AEW, I am happy Matt made the decision to move on from WWE. Sometimes it’s not about the money, but it’s about being happy with what you’re doing. With him having creative control and flexibility, plus working backstage with Private Party, he can get the best of worlds.