Matt Hardy has acknowledged Roman Reigns.
Though they never had the opportunity to have a singles match against each other, Matt Hardy would love to have faced off against Roman Reigns. The AEW star recently commented on the WWE Universal Champion during an Ask Me Anything edition of his The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, saying that The Tribal Chief is his favorite thing on WWE programming.
"Yes, I really would have loved to have had a match against Roman Reigns. I like Roman Reigns immensely as a performer and I also really like him as a human being, too. We always got along good. He's just a real cool cat and he's such a hard worker. He's so smooth, he's so handsome, he's so charismatic. He really does have an amazing package. The stuff he's doing currently with him and the Usos, I can't put that over enough. It is my favorite thing on WWE television. He's killing it!
To me, I'm almost disappointed it took them so long to actually step out and turn him heel. It became such a huge success. Sometimes you have to do that. If the crowd isn't reacting to what you give them in a certain way -- One of the things that's nice about pro wrestling is that you can flop someone to being a bad guy or a good guy and that was a step they needed to do with Roman because the crowd was just so split on him. I feel like whenever you do that, and the fans that do doubt him or maybe boo him, whenever they actually start cheering Roman because he's heel and he's doing this cool shtick that they love now, then you ultimately build him back into a much bigger babyface at the end of the day. So I love the work he's been doing and I would have loved to have had a match with him. That would have been a lot of fun," Hardy said.
Up next for Reigns is a defense of his Universal Title against Goldberg at WWE Elimination Chamber. To view the full card for the event, click here.
Matt Hardy and Andrade El Idolo recently joined forces in a new business venture called the AHFO. Matt recently explained how the faction ended up conducting business in a stairwell. Click here to read his comments.
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