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Matt Hardy Still Shocked By WWE’s Release Of Bray Wyatt, Reveals WWE Pitch That Would Have Seen The Hardys and Wyatt Team Up

On the latest edition of the Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast the legendary Hardy brother spoke about former two-time Universal champion Bray Wyatt, and how he was shocked to learn that WWE decided to release him back in 2021. That and more can be found in the highlights below.

How shocking he thought it was that WWE released Bray Wyatt:

It was shocking. I mean, because he was one of the biggest merch movers they had. Thats usually a pretty important, pretty important part of performance longevity around there. If youre selling a lot of merch, usually that means youre making money. You know, so it was very shocking, very disappointing. I dont even know if it was because hed re-signed a contract it was too much, and they were just like, its one of those things, its very much a business now more than ever.If they have a guy that they think is making too much money, no one is index spendable, and theyve built the brand around WWE. Vince McMahon doesnt need anyones Superstar at any certain time. Theyve really built it all around WWE and that is what is the draw.

Says WWE pitched an angle featuring Wyatt and the Hardys prior to Wyatt getting cut:

There was a pitch to get me to try and re-sign my contract, or whenever I was doing that angle with with with Randy. They were also going to do something besides the angle with Randy Orton. They said a big match with Bray at WrestleMania and they said, What if we did something now where Bray is doing something as The Fiend, and people are trying to stop them. Then all of a sudden, theres an appearance of a very hardcore Matt Hardy that shows up and then like this Willow The Wisp or just a hardcore Jeff Hardy this shows up. Then they like squash these guys out and run them off whatever, like save The Fiend, but theyre very serious characters. But then we see the talk show where Bray is the Mr. Rogers character and hes talking to all the kids and hes having the show. Then you see Broken Matt, he shows up, and then Willow The Wisp shows up and theyre part of the show as well. So you guys are like him. But you work as a tag team, you have like a Fiend type of character versions of yourself. Then you have a Broken Matt and a Willow and then youre also doing the deal, which sounded very cool and awesome, but I also knew at the time, that would probably last six or seven weeks, and then it would be done. So I was already mentally checked out and AEW-bound.

(H/T and transcribed by Fightful)

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