It's hard being Matt Hardy.
Fans haven't seen Matt Hardy on WWE television since he and his brother Jeff had to drop the SmackDown Tag Team Championships in April due to Jeff suffering an injury. But those who follow him on social media are constantly reminded that they don't understand how hard it is to be Matt Hardy.
“For instance, I didn’t even get my full work out in this morning, because I had early media, so I just got up and did some cardio," Matt explained to TalkSPORT. "I didn’t even get to work any body parts. So I broke my schedule because of you, so you don’t understand how hard it is to be Matt Hardy!"
Matt continued, discussing the inspiration behind the new character, "The inspiration for that character was actually keeping up with trends, pop culture and social media. I say that the best thing about social media is it gives everyone a voice and the worst thing about social media is that it gives everyone a voice. People will complain about so many things that are meaningless and that’s the inspiration for that. You can take this great scenario you’re in and there’s one or two snags and that’s what people will bitch about and that’s where ‘You Don’t Know How Hard It Is To Be Matt Hardy’ came from," he said. "I have other things I would be interested in doing. I love giving creative ideas. I wish I could run my own creative, in fact. I feel like that’s part of the fun of being an artist at my age. Even before, I was probably a little less confident in my abilities to change or do something different and pull it off and make people buy into it but now I love it and I welcome the challenge.”
Hardy has been on-and-off WWE television for long stretches since returning to the company at WrestleMania 33. In 2018 he was engaged in a program with Bray Wyatt, where the two enemies became friends, eventually winning the Raw Tag Team Championships.
When asked if he would reunite with Bray Wyatt and his new "Fiend" character, Hardy said, “I would not say no to that. I’m a big fan of Bray and we’re good friends on a personal level. I’m a big fan of his work, I’m a big fan of his creative thought process and he’s excellent at what he does. I hope he gets the proper opportunity with all this because I think it’s gonna be a grand slam.”
There is no timetable for when Hardy will return to television.