Matt Hardy has been in the wrestling business for nearly three decades and he's done it all during that time.
Before Hardy became a top star in WWE and AEW, he was running OMEGA in North Carolina. OMEGA helped the Hardy brothers, Shane Helms, Shannon Moore, and more get their start in wrestling.
Speaking on Culture State, Hardy explained the idea behind OMEGA and how it relates to AEW today.
"We weren't officially trained and we started working for George South a bit and that was all three acts. We would do their shows no matter where and they would take us to WWE to be extras. That was our dream, to eventually make it and be stars on a global level. When we didn't have enough bookings, and we had no contacts, we didn't know anyone and we were just chasing our dream. I said, 'If we can't be booked on more shows, I'll actually do shows.' I got a little taste of the booking aspect as far as booking venues and booking shows and talent. It was a great learning experience. That was the initial reason I started running shows under the OMEGA banner. I'm pretty sure I invented the AEW wrestling style with OMEGA. Matt Hardy is responsible for a lot of things. That was the style we were doing back then and people were like, 'You're doing way too much, you have to slow down and work a hold brother.' We kept the intensity up. Another notch in my belt is I created the All Elite Wrestling style, the style that lives on in 2021," said Hardy.
AEW has been praised for presenting a variety show on television, which was highlighted on Wednesday as fans saw more of an athletic style in the ten-man tag team opener and then a deathmatch in the main event.
Hardy said about the AEW style, "I'm fully convinced that AEW and the style is the wave of the future. You can't change my mind. I believe that. I saw this would be the style years ago and now there is a company that has come to fruition and doing this style."
Hardy wasn't in action on Wednesday's Dynamite, but he was in the corner of Private Party & Angelico as they battled Christian Cage, Jungle Boy, and Luchasaurus.
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