AEW Star Reveals Pitch Involving Bray Wyatt

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A now-AEW star has recalled WWE pitching a stable with Bray Wyatt in an effort to get them to stay.

Matt Hardy’s most recent spell with WWE came to an end in early 2020. Hardy clashed with Randy Orton after getting involved in his feud with Edge, and this saw the tag team legend beaten down by Orton, in what turned out to be his last appearance for the company. A month later, Hardy signed with AEW.

During a recent episode of The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, the star broke down how his involvement with Orton came about.

“That was, I wanna say it was Vince’s idea and it came to me via Michael Hayes and Bruce Prichard,” Matt Hardy said. “I think they talked about it, and there was an idea about re-signing and doing a program with Randy for a few weeks, five-six weeks on TV, maybe having him hurt me and then come back out and fight him and do a couple other matches, this, that, and the other thing. There was a tag in there somewhere I think, they had an idea about,”

Hardy went on to reveal that WWE made a pitch to create a stable with his brother Jeff and Bray Wyatt. However, Matt turned WWE down knowing that the company was only dangling a metaphorical carrot in an effort to get him to re-sign.

“Then the selling point too, they offered me, there was this pitch,” Matt Hardy said. “They said, ‘Well, if you do come back, now that we’ve got Windham doing this, he has the Firefly Fun House, where he’s a very comical character and very unserious, and then he turns into The Fiend, he’s like this killing machine.

What if we did something where we put you with him, and you could be Broken Matt Hardy, which was this fun, happy-go-lucky type guy, and you could do that, but then you have this real mean streak character?’ Then with Jeff, we could have him do Willow the Wisp and some other mean-streak characters as well. You could be a little faction.’

That was very appealing, I’m not gonna lie about it. But it was just one of those things, they said, ‘We’re only gonna do that direction if you choose to re-sign,’ and then it kinda got to the point where it was like, ‘Ah, they’re kind of using this as a hook, and I see how Vince sees me already, I know what’s happening. So I’m gonna try something else.’ That’s why I ended up trying AEW,”

Seth Rollins Pays Tribute To Bray Wyatt And Brodie Lee

At a WWE live event on December 17th, Seth Rollins paid tribute to Bray Wyatt and Brodie Lee.

Following Rollins’ clash with Drew McIntyre and Shinsuke Nakamura, on the day after what would have been Lee’s 44th birthday, Rollins paid a heartfelt tribute to his fallen friends.

H/t to Fightful