IGN.com has published an interview with “Woken” Matt Hardy to promote the release of the WWE 2K18 Enduring Icons pack, DLC that includes the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, The Hardy Boyz and Beth Phoenix.
Hardy spoke with IGN writer Matt Fowler about his favorite tag teams while growing up, The Hardy Boyz’ surprise return return at WrestleMania 33, WWE’s current tag team landscape, WWE 2K18 and more. Matt also discussed what it’s like to finally be “Woken” in WWE, gushing that’s its “tremendous” and he’s very excited for this next chapter of his career.
Some fans have complained that the character is already growing tired, but Matt is asking “hardcore” fans to be patient because the WWE Universe at large is not yet familiar with the depths of his Broken Brilliance and everything that comes along with it.
“[The slow roll-out of his zany character is] something the die hard fans are frustrated with,” Matt said. “But things are going to get where they need to be and this is a process now that’s playing out over TV. The biggest thing I’d say to people is just sit back and enjoy this truly truly fun and jubilant ride.”
One of the wildest elements of the Broken Universe was the cinematic-style battles that took place at the Hardy Family compound in Cameron, North Carolina. Delete or Decay, Final Deletion and Total Nonstop Deletion were groundbreaking presentations that were amongst the best content Impact Wrestling ever produced.
WWE took inspiration from these cinematic conflicts and produced several of their own for the Wyatt Family, including a battle against the New Day at the Wyatt Family compound and Bray vs. Randy Orton in a House of Horrors match.
With Matt embroiled in a feud with Bray Wyatt, Fowler asked Hardy if we can expect to see a Final Deletion-style match in WWE. “Woken” Matt made didn’t mince words.
“One hundred percent. Absolutely.”
— WWE 2K18 (@WWEgames) January 16, 2018