Matt Hardy talks about what he'd change about Steel Cage matches.
The Steel Cage Match is one of the oldest gimmick matches in the world. Once considered the ultimate feud-ending bout, Steel Cage Matches have evolved over the years in many different ways, branching off into multiple different match types.
Throughout multiple decades in the wrestling industry, Matt Hardy has participated in many Steel Cage bouts. At WWE Unforgiven 2005, Matt Hardy picked up one of his first significant singles victories as he defeated Edge inside a steel cage. Five years before that, Matt Hardy teamed with his brother, Jeff, to win the WWE Tag Team Championship from Edge and Christian inside a steel cage.
Discussing the latter on the latest episode of his podcast, The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, Matt Hardy broke down one of his favorite matches that would garner him one of his first Tag Team Championship reigns in WWE. Later in the episode, Matt answered fan questions, and when asked what aspect of Steel Cage Matches he'd change, he said he would take away the ability to win the match by exiting through the cage door.
"I'm okay with escaping the cage, but the one thing I would definitely remove is that you can go through the door. I've hated that rule since day one," said Matt. "It's super anticlimactic. [The fact that] you can walk out the door and step on the floor is boring. If you're going to do it and say you can escape the cage and win, then you have to go over the top of the cage. So that way, it adds some excitement to the match."
These days, Matt Hardy is a veteran on the roster of All Elite Wrestling. Recently, he said that Jeff Hardy, serving a suspension from AEW following a DUI arrest, is close to discovering his future. Learn more here.
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