Matt Hardy Talks CM Punk's Interview With Ariel Helwani, 'For Better Or For Worse, It Was Very CM Punk'

Matt Hardy discusses Cody Rhodes and CM Punk's recent interviews with Ariel Helwani.

The interviews with Punk and Rhodes, which can be seen here, have been a big talking point throughout the week, as Punk explained his frustrations with AEW. When asked about Punk's comments, Rhodes spoke positively about the company, noting that he disagreed with many of Punk's sentiments.

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While speaking on the latest edition of his podcast, The Extreme Life Of Matt Hardy, Hardy spoke about both interviews.

“It definitely created a lot of chatter which is good buzz for the WrestleMania event. I mean, people were definitely talking about it, people were talking about CM Punk’s comments. As far as some of the things he said, to me, it’s very CM Punk. For better or for worse, it was very CM Punk. Its very much who he is. The Cody stuff was cool, I love how Cody still has great respect and greatly acknowledges the Bucks and Kenny and Tony just for starting AEW because it is so important to the industry and that’s just one of the reasons I’m just such a big fan of AEW. Because, it is important, I think it’s paramount for the health and the survival of the industry because competition just makes everything better. It gives people that, are moved out of one place, another option. It’s a huge positive no matter which way you slice it. I do love that Cody does acknowledge those positives about it and I think the fact of the matter is that AEW is going to be very controversial subject when discussed on any kind of WWE programming, specifically depending on who the person is. It’s hard and I know we talk about this, especially with you being a journalist talking about having checks and balances. When someone starts ranting, they’re not able to go all the way into their narrative and can’t control their narrative where you can issue checks and balances and keep them in check. That’s something that is very interesting here, because you have some guys that can do that themself and then you have some guys that don’t want to do that at all and they just want to take their narrative and push it to the end and that’s kind of how I’ll leave that.”

Cody Rhodes is set to compete in two seperate matches at WrestleMania 40. On the other hand, CM Punk will be on commentary for the World Heavyweight Championship match between Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre. Check out the full lineup for both nights of the event here.

In a recent interview with Bill Pritchard of WrestleZone, Hardy spoke about the current state of The Hardys. Learn more here.

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