Shotzi Blackheart and Matt Hardy understand good-natured ribbing.
Following the Blood & Guts Match outcome between The Pinnacle and the Inner Circle, NXT Superstar Shotzi Blackheart made light of the bump that Chris Jericho took at the end of the match onto a clearly visible crash pad.
I love wrestling!— Shotzi Blackheart (@ShotziWWE) May 6, 2021
In response to this, Matt Hardy, who obviously has built a legacy under the WWE umbrella, said that there is nothing wrong with good-natured ribbing between competitors as long as it is kept civil.
AEW & WWE are competitors, shots & jabs are to be expected. I don’t have a problem with jabs, as long as they’re not in poor taste.— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) May 6, 2021
In the build-up to the match, Chris Jericho also took some good-natured shots at WWE and how they build to their modern-day gimmick matches. You can view his comments here.
Of course, WWE and AEW were competitors on Wednesday night before NXT moved to Tuesdays. Since then, AEW has maintained their viewership number around the 1 million range.