In order to stay relevant in the wrestling industry, one must always look to evolve, adapt and transform his or herself.
TNA Wrestling's Matt Hardy has been able to do so in a way that continues to make him one of the most talked about figures in the wrestling world. Over the last 12 months, Hardy has transformed from a babyface champion to a bad man in a suit to the broken soul that you see on your television each week.
In an interview with Total Wrestling Magazine, one of the men that Hardy is currently fueding with on TNA television, Abyss, couldn't speaking any more highly of the "Broken One", and his ability to reinvent himself at this stage of his career.
“The first word that comes to my mind for Matt Hardy is brilliant," Abyss said. "It takes a lot of guts and I don’t think people understand how much guts it takes for somebody to dive into a character like he has.
"He has really committed himself to the character from the tone of his voice, to the accent to the way he carries himself and the way he looks. He is 100% method acting this and becoming the character. I think a lot of the broken character is him opening up and letting you see the real Matt Hardy. From being one half of the Hardy Boys and being so successful throughout his career to change it and do a turn to become something else and to reinvent yourself, takes guts and it’s not an easy thing to do. He’s changed everyone’s perception of him over the last 20 years and it’s not easy to do."
At 41 years old, Hardy is like a brand new person in the eyes of many wrestling fans. With his ability to change characters in such an extreme fashion clearly paying off, it's hard to see him slowing down anytime soon.
In addition to talking about Hardy, Abyss spoke about his role in Decay with Crazzy Steve and Rosemary. You can check that out at 411 Mania.