Matt Hardy on ROH, getting “interesting calls” lately

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Former eight-time World Tag Team Champion, Matt Hardy, was one of the featured guests on this past week’s edition of the award-winning Monday Night Mayhem. You can now feel The Mayhem every week only on the WrestleView Radio Network. Take part in #MNMX, the ten-year anniversary celebration of “Your Home of Wrestling Radio” right now on Facebook (at &, and follow The Mayhem on Twitter (at

Matt joined The Big Mosh and “The Chairman of the Board” Todd Vincent for his return to “Your Home of Wrestling Radio,” which is now available for FREE download, exclusively on the WrestleView Radio Network:

Matt Hardy/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MP3 Streaming Audio):

Interview highlights courtesy of’s Aaron Carnevale, MNM’s official contributor:

Why he sees himself as not a “cancer” in Ring of Honor, but as the company’s”cure”: “I wanted to come to Ring of Honor to help. A lot of Ring of Honor die-hard fans think I’m the ‘cancer,’ but I don’t think I’m the ‘cancer.’ I think I’m the cure. Not only can I offer my experience and wisdom to these guys, but I can bring in a huge fan base as far as Hardy fans go. I want to change some things. I don’t want to take away what Ring of Honor stands for, but I do want to change it in a way where it evolves and grows.”

The type of crowd reaction that he is expecting at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City this Sunday at “Final Battle 2012”: “I know the Ring of Honor die-hard fans, and I’m going to be the enemy to them. I’m walking into hostile territory, and that’s good. I dig that. As long as the fans are reacting, whether they love me or they hate me, it’s all good.”

The chance of a WWE or TNA return in 2013 and how he has received some “interesting phone calls” within the last month: “It’s really hard to put a number on that figure. All I can say is in the wrestling business is ‘never say never.’ I can tell you right now, there have been some interesting phone calls during the last month or so. If I could command a schedule in WWE or TNA where I could work a day a week or a couple days a week, that would be helpful. I would definitely take it into consideration.”

Much more is contained in Matt Hardy’s exclusive interview with Monday Night Mayhem, including an update on the injury he suffered at Extreme Rising’s “Remember November” event and how he’s feeling leading into “Final Battle 2012,” along with his candid thoughts on his forthcoming Special Challenge Match with Adam Cole, why he feels that fans refer to Cole as a “young Matt Hardy,” if his WWE and TNA background makes him easy to despise by Ring of Honor’s die-hard fans, what drives him to become one of the first “marquee names” in ROH history, the biggest things he learned from participating in his TLC Matches in the WWE and how those matches stand the test of time, how the Matt Hardy “brand” came to be through the years, the importance of being innovative at this stage in his career, his brother’s road back and the success he has achieved in TNA/iMPACT Wrestling, how professional wrestling needs to change in order to gain move viewers going forward, plus so much more! Place your order for Ring of Honor’s “Final Battle 2012,” airing this Sunday afternoon on iPPV, by logging on Mayhem Nation: Interact with Matt via his official website (located, on Twitter (at, and on YouTube (

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