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Matt Hardy Says Vince McMahon Wanted Him To Do Promos From Planetarium

May 26, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Vince McMahon was initially fixated on the idea of Matt Hardy doing his Broken Universe character from a planetarium, according to Hardy himself. Hardy recently talked about bringing his Broken Matt character to WWE, where it became Woken Matt, on the latest episode of The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy. You can check out some highlights below, per Wrestling Inc:

On his initial discussions with McMahon about the character: “I was saying ‘We’re the greatest tag team in space and time,’ and I tried to create a different venue for myself, it wasn’t just normal wrestling, this thing was out of the wrestling venue and the more remote locations I shoot things the better it feels. Being in the ring and having regular wrestling matches are more attractions and special times, I feel that’s how this character is most successful if you want to get the most out of it. You let him entertain in these remote locations. Space and time is the concept I’ve attached to it in the lure.

“He goes ‘Oh, space and time? So this character he would do promos in a planetarium?’ I said ‘Well, I don’t know…’ [Vince said] ‘Space and time sounds good, maybe a promo in a planetarium?’ I said ‘Oh, well, maybe, I feel like there could be a good difference if Abigail touched me, brings out the light in me and that’s darkness and it’s the basic concept of good vs. evil, light and dark, that’s a good play on it.’ [Vince said again] ‘So you think we can do promos in a planetarium?’ He hit me with that three or four times, I’ll never forget man, it was so funny.”

TOn McMahon’s reactions to him during the conversation: “I could see when I said [Broken Matt] can communicate with other animals he was [thinking to himself] ‘Oh god, like maybe I do need to drug test him right now,’ such a wild experience. We’re just having a conversation, sitting across from one another on his couch. He’s going ‘Do you think this character would do a promo in planetariums?’ That was a recurring theme in there. So anyway, we talk about it and it’s like 32 minutes we were in there, I really tried to explain things. I have a great appreciation for Vince because he sat back and listened to all of it, he seemed open to all of it, half the time he looked at me like I was a f**king raving lunatic but he was, he listened to every single minute of it.”