Matt Hardy Explains How AEW Utilizes Established Talent Smarter Compared To WWE

Matt Hardy and Christian Cage are set to finish a decades-long rivalry at AEW Dynamite on July 14.

Hardy and Christian are two veteran superstars who joined AEW after they felt they were not, or would not be, utilized how they saw fit.

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Speaking on Down For The Count, Hardy explained how he feels AEW is smarter when it comes to using established talent compared to WWE.

"Tony Khan is very smart and very savvy in understanding how to utilize talent and get the most out of them. You see in WWE often they take a guy who is established and towards the end of their career and they just use them to put over guys or have the younger guys beat them up and they hurt the equity or the value of that star. Tony, on the other hand, understands how to place that star in a position where he can still maintain his strength and help younger acts get over by defeating them, but they are still kept strong by still looking like an act that is adequate and powerful and dangerous and can knock anyone off at any time. That's the key to it. When you look at AEW, one of the biggest lessons any promotion can learn is how to utilize guys who have name value that maybe are getting towards the end of their career and still keep them relevant and keep equity in them along with helping to build young talent and the future of your promotion," he said.

Along with Hardy and Christian, AEW has signed established veterans from WWE like Paul Wight and Mark Henry to the promotion, though neither man has wrestled for the company.

Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Dynamite beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

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