WWE Superstar Matt Hardy recently spoke with the folks from IGN to promote the new WWE 2K18 Enduring Icons downloadable characters (DLC). Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On how it feels to be included in WWE 2K18’s Enduring Icons DLC: “Very exciting. Absolutely riveting. I’m looking forward to seeing it and I’m absolutely ecstatic to be in a 2K game again after seven years. Myself and my brother to be once again involved in a WWE video game is very special.”
On how he feels being “Woken” and how has the character worked out thus far in WWE: “It’s been great. Just tremendous. And I’m very excited for this undertaking. It’s starting to take hold. I think the hardcore fans have to remember that patience is paramount. There’s such a huge percentage of the WWE Universe and the WWE fanbase who aren’t familiar with the story of the Woken-slash-Broken character so we have to educate them and get them up to speed and help them understand what’s going on. And that’s something the die hard fans are frustrated with. 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.”
On whether or not it was difficult to return to his old character when he first returned to WWE: “Actually it was. It was hard to go back to that because Woken, or Broken, Matt Hardy was ingrained in me. It had become me in so many ways. It was what I was doing and it became my identity so, yes, it was a bit of a challenge. And eventually, after we debuted at WrestleMania, I’d go out night after night and suppress the “Woken-ness” inside me until I touched another magical being – and that was Bray Wyatt and the nefarious Sister Abigail. And that woke up the magic that was lying dormant inside.”
Check out the complete Matt Hardy interview at IGN.com.