After over a decade in WWE, Matt Cardona isn't looking to be anchored down right now.
Cardona has appeared for AEW and IMPACT Wrestling, but as he tells Fightful in our new interview, he's liking the freedom that he has without a consistent boss.
"Yeah, so, honestly I don’t want to sign anything long term. I was with WWE since 2006. I was 20 years old when I got signed. I was there for a long time and I’m so grateful for everything that I got from WWE, everything I accomplished in WWE. But, I’m not looking to just, ‘Okay, let’s sign this three year deal with someone.’ I love the freedom I have right now. The [Major Wrestling Figure Podcast] turning that into the [Major Pod Network], it’s been so refreshing, something I needed so desperately. Just this creative freedom. Not like handcuffs were on before, but they’re definitely off now and I love being able to do whatever I want to do and nobody can [stop me]. I can literally do whatever I want and there’s nobody, no boss telling me no. So, right now, that’s the way I like it," said Cardona.
Part of that freedom is the newly launched Major Pod Network, live appearances, and the schedule he wants. Cardona had passed on re-signing with WWE in 2019, and his deal was already set to expire in August of 2020 before his release. All things considered, he's glad things happened the way they did.
"It’s the best, the absolute best. I can’t even describe how amazing this time has been since leaving WWE. ‘Cause on paper, 2020 sucked for me. I got released… Fired from my dream job. This global pandemic is going on. I had the coronavirus. I had to cancel my wedding. So, on paper it sucked. But, in reality it’s maybe the best year ever," said Cardona.
You can see our full interview with Matt Cardona at the top of the page, and can check out the Major Pod Network at this link!