EXTREME RISING UPDATES ON SABU & RAVEN, MATT HARDY DISCUSSES HIS PROBLEMS, THE ROAD BACK AND MUCH MORE
By Mike Johnson
on 2012-06-12 09:06:58
Online now in the PWInsider.com Elite section is a 60 minute audio interview with Matt Hardy
discussing a number of topics about his career and the last few years of his life, including how he's doing health-wise, the origins of his issues, whether his own work ethic hurt him in the long run, the injuries, working through them, whether he'd pass WWE Wellness today, changes he and Jeff Hardy have made in their lives, working Jerry Lynn for the first time ever at Extreme Rising, others on that roster he's looking forward to working with, the importance of a promotion the size of Rising, how close he and his brother were to wrestling for the original ECW, favorite memories of his WWE run, why the Jeff Hardy didn't pan out, the importance of social media to his career, fans demanding his return after his WWE firing during the Edge saga, how he felt about those same fans calling him out during his problems, changes in the media with technology, what the balance for the media should be when reporting on an athlete, finding his love for the business again on the indies, the differences in the pressure working, whether he and Jeff could have made it through WWE developmental and had the same success, Michael Hayes, Mark Henry, creating the ladder match that made them stars, writing the WWE's Hardyz book, whether he ever got heat for its brutal honesty, wanting to do another book, whether entering the business early preventing his maturity growth, thoughts on those writing about him now and tons, tons, tons more! A fascinating discussion with Hardy who discussed each topic in great detail. You can listen to the entire audio at this link by signing up for the Elite section
Extreme Rising announced that if Sabu is cleared from his treatment program and has medical permission to compete, they would love to add him to their 6/29 and 6/30 events. The promotion would love to have him back as Sabu pretty much exemplifies the spirit of the original ECW.
The promotion announced that Raven would not be working their next shows. Shane Douglas had pitched bringing him back to redeem himself after the "performance" he had at the Reunion event, but if it happens, it won't happen immediately.
All tickets ordered this week for the 6/29 and 6/30 events will feature email instructions for a special pre-show Q&A with Shane Douglas. Tickets can be ordered at www.extremerising.com.
The promotion took out localized ads in NYC and Philadelphia last night during Raw to promote their shows.