Matt Hardy shows respect to WWE's female superstars.
The 34-year streak of women not being in a main event of WrestleMania was snapped on April 7th at the 35th anniversary of the "Show Of Shows" when Becky Lynch defeated Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair in a Triple-Threat match to capture both the RAW and SmackDown Live Women's Championships. Dating back to 2017, various stars within the company threw the idea out there of women headlining WrestleMania and it came to fruition.
While a part of the medic scrum leading up to WrestleMania 35, various outlets spoke with the talents that were on hand and one of those talents that were present for interviews was one-half of the current SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions Matt Hardy. Hardy stated that over the past few years, the women have worked on the same level as the men and feel that they've earned the respect of that die-hard fan base.
“I would say the last couple of years, the girls have just worked on a level like men, and that’s where they earned the respect of the fans, because these fans, they’re some of the toughest, most critical die-hand fans that there are, WWE fans,” Hardy said. “They’re tough, and they’ll let you know if they like you or not, and the girls really earned their respect.”
Matt and Jeff Hardy captured the SmackDown Tag Titles this past Tuesday by defeating The Usos and following their match, The Hardys were laid out by "The Leviathan" Lars Sullivan.