Matt Hardy Says He’s In A Good Place Right Now; Puts Over WWE Wellness Policy

Phil Strum of the Poughkeepsie Journal has a new article online featuring quotes from Matt Hardy to promote Wrestlefest 16 at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center tomorrow night in Poughkeepsie, New York.  Below is an excerpt:

“I’m at a really good place in life right now,” Hardy said. “The things I went through in life were life-changing and changed the way I think. I want to appreciate every day in life.”

“There is a huge positive side to what WWE does with the Wellness Policy,” Hardy said. “The only thing I can really be critical of WWE about, looking at it right now, is that they have to remember that the people who work there aren’t machines. Wrestling isn’t easy. It’s like a car crash. I wish they would give guys a few weeks off. I think guys need to take mandatory time off. I know it’s tough when they need to promote the key names, but they need to keep guys healthy. It would help them not to burn out and from tempting them to make mistakes.”

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  • JayR

    Ohhh, THAT'S why he made all those mistakes… he was too tempted! The botchfest makes total sense now.

    • Richie

      Matt makes a solid point! Expecting someone more than 300 days a year is crazy! I don’t advocate ANYTHING Matt and his brother did as it pertains to drugs, but he’s right about the demand

      • Chris

        Absolutely, we read on here all the time 'Wrestler X has requested time off'. Like Matt said, they want to keep people on screen to promote names and push angles, but surely they should be able to give guys breaks, even if its 2 or 3 weeks every 6 months, maybe resting a guy from each show, and doing it on rotation then the rosters aren't depleted.

  • Stoney

    I find it silly that in order to be a huge star in WWE, everything including family and friends must take a backseat

    • Leg on the bottom rope, again

      Ur an adult, we all cut our own deals, suck it up, man up and take responsibility for ur actions.

  • sami

    WWE stars deserve holidays… but isnt that one of the reasons WWE do "injury" storylines? to allow them to get a small break? whilst keeping their name at a prestige level? … Their is no excuse to make "mistakes" in the sense of drinking/drugs… end of! I admire those who come back when they fall… but why fall in the first place?

  • kbunyon

    Matt Hardy is going to be in Maine on Sunday and I'm not sure how I'm going to feel about seeing him after all that has gone down with him these past two years. Like his brother, I can't trust anything they say or do. Only time will tell.

    KB