Matt Cardona: When I Was Six, I Watched NWA And Thought It Sucked; It Still Sucks

Matt Cardona wants to change the National Wrestling Alliance.

Cardona joined the NWA at Hard Times 2 and immediately went after NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch.

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Cardona has been in front of tens of thousands at WWE WrestleMania and going to the studio setting of NWA doesn't sit well with him as he tries to elevate the promotion to new heights and less nostalgia.

"When I was six years old and I watched the NWA, I thought it sucked. I thought everything was old and dated and boring. Now, thirty years later, it's the same thing. It still sucks. It's still boring. It's still dated. What are we doing? There is a different between being nostalgic and living in the past. There's no entrance music. If you're trying to attract new fans and someone is turning this on and you just have two guys walking out to fight with no music playing. What is this?" Cardona wondered on Busted Open Radio. "I love the old school set, I'm nostalgic for it, but maybe that should be once a year where they go back to it and no music. WE NEED SOME ENERGY! As a wrestler, you can't even get excited for your match and there's nothing playing, it's hard for me at least."

While Cardona may have his gripes about the nostalgia feel, he did praise the company for the freedom he is given.

"I think NWA as a company is incredible. I was there for the tapings and had an excellent time. I was never handed a script of what to say, not even bullet points. Just told, 'you're talking on this show,' which I loved. I love that every week since the tapings, the whole gets an email, 'here is the matches to plug this week. Here are the match graphics.' They obviously want this to succeed and are trying and going in the right direction. If you want to attract new fans, not just the old fans, we need to change with the times. If I can help, I'm going to try my best," he said.

Elsewhere during the interview, Cardona said Trevor Murdoch "treated him like shit" during his time in WWE. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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