With their Great War well behind them, "Woken" Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt receive a "wonderful!" reception at WWE Live's first night in Cape Town, South Africa.04/19/2018 - 18:45
During WWE Live's first night in Cape Town, South Africa, WWE's sinister songsmith takes credit for some much needed rainfall in the region, and performs a tune he crafted specially for the capacity crowd.04/19/2018 - 18:45
Matt Bloom provides a behind-the-scenes look at day two of the first WWE tryouts in Saudi Arabia.04/19/2018 - 19:00
See which Superstars joined Raw and SmackDown LIVE in the 2018 Superstar Shake-up.04/19/2018 - 16:15
The Charismatic Enigma captures his first United States Title after defeating the newest addition to the Raw roster, Jinder Mahal.04/19/2018 - 14:15
The Samoan Submission Machine, now a SmackDown Superstar as a result of the Superstar Shake-up, promises to put The Big Dog out to pasture at WWE Backlash.04/19/2018 - 14:15
While AJ Styles teams with Daniel Bryan against Rusev Day, The King of Strong Style ambushes the WWE Champion for a third time, sending a message before their match at the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia.04/19/2018 - 14:15
In a revealing candid interview, Seth Rollins looks back at his journey from competing in pubs and independent promotions as Tyler Black to reaching WWE and becoming The Kingslayer.04/18/2018 - 18:30
Matt Bloom provides an inside look at Day One of the first Saudi Arabia tryout.04/18/2018 - 16:30
Hardy's hell week
Looking back at the last seven days, it's safe to say that this might have been one of the worst weeks of Matt Hardy's in-ring career.
One week ago, Matt and brother Jeff survived a brutal Ladder Match against The World's Greatest Tag Team at One Night Stand…and that was the easy part. Because come the next night on Raw, The Hardys ran into a delusional, maniacal Mr. McMahon, and that's when the trouble began.
"For the longest time, I've thought Mr. McMahon was crazy…but now, I know he's clinically insane," Matt said about the Chairman's Raw antics.
Those antics? Putting The Hardys, who were banged up and possibly not even able to compete, into a match with Cade & Murdoch for the World Tag Team Championship. Matt & Jeff battled valiantly as they always do, but their two-month reign as champions came to an end courtesy of their Southern challengers. As if that wasn't bad enough, to add insult to injury, Cade & Murdoch attacked The Hardys with the gold after the match, proving their "new attitude was a ruse."
But Matt's week only got worse, as he ran afoul of the Chairman once again on SmackDown. Already scheduled to face WWE Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match, Matt further angered Mr. McMahon in trying to explain that Ashley spilling coffee all over him was an accident. In the end, Matt still had the match, and Ashley was suspended indefinitely.
Again, like he always does, Matt battled valiantly, but he still came up on the short end of the stick. Matt's mantra is that he will never die, but after spending a week in the Chairman's crosshairs, he might feel like he's being hunted extra hard.
"I don't know what the heck is going on," Matt remarked. "It really sucked Monday when Jeff & I were forced to defend the World Tag Team Championship when we weren't in any condition to. Then, come SmackDown, I had to wrestle the WWE Tag Team Champions 2-on-1. Deuce & Domino aren't just two regular guys, and it was a fight for my life in there, just trying to survive."
Of course, being the virtuous Superstar that he is, Hardy survived his hell week, even if following the boss' orders was a trying ordeal.
"Yeah, it sucked," Hardy lamented. "But hey, what can you do? He's the boss and that's what he wanted."
As he uttered that quote, an understandably puzzled and frustrated Hardy then turned the onus back on the Chairman.
"He has officially lost it," Matt remarked. "Maybe there's something going on that he needs to be treated for. I don't know, but knowing that he's still running the company, that's scary."
Matt will be at Monday's WWE Draft, which will take place on Mr. McMahon Appreciation Night, and he had one final remark for the Chairman about that.
"I certainly don't appreciate the way I've been treated over the last week," Matt said. "But hey, as I always say, I will not die. I will survive."