Dear Matt Hardy,

Since you like to go online and bash wrestling websites, I thought maybe a site that’s run by fans for fans would take a shot at getting on your bad side for once.  We here at BoredWrestlingFan do not have any inside connections, and we don’t claim to be a source for wrestling news.  We are simply fans of the product.  I must disclaim that this article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the BWF staff as a whole, although I’m sure that at least a few of them feel the same way.

I have no doubt that you and your brother made it to WWE on your athletic merit, and the number of WWE Tag Team Championships the two of you have held together over the years will attest to that.  Matt Hardy V1?  Brilliant stuff.  Loved the Matt Facts, and despite wearing a Rey Mysterio mask to WrestleMania XIX, I still cheered for you.  As your career went on though, it went downhill.

Yes, we all know the story – Amy cheated on you with Adam, you got fired because of it (yes, I will admit, that was ridiculous), and you went on the internet and got your fans to support you and convince the WWE to bring you back.  After that, however, you didn’t seem to have the passion anymore.  I can see how a situation like that would suck the life out of somebody, but you’re a performer on a nationally televised stage and you have to deliver.

Which brings me to the latter stages of your WWE career, Matt.  You put on a ton of weight – and yes, I’m aware of your abdominal tear that caused you to not be able to work out – and your work ethic continued to plummet.  You were essentially absent from TV, which would upset anybody in that situation, I’m sure, but what, exactly, Matt, were you doing to better your position in the company?  Were you working out post-surgery to get back into ring shape?  Were you doing cardio and trying to lose the gut that had writers here calling you “Fatt Lardy?”  Nope.  You were on the internet complaining about it.

We’re tired of it, Matt.  Sure, you have millions of viewers to your YouTube videos, but how many of those are people like me who are tuning in to see just how batshit crazy you’ve actually gone?

Then you show up in TNA as Rob Van Dam’s mystery opponent at Genesis, as if that weren’t the worst kept secret in pro wrestling.  I haven’t watched TNA in two months and I knew you were the mystery opponent.  But here’s the thing.  No matter how much you try to make yourself look like Raven, you’re not him.  Raven had thyroid issues and still managed to get himself back into somewhat decent shape.  And did Kizarny have a yard sale and sell his hair extensions?

Look, Matt, I want to like you, I really do, but your shtick is getting old.  Stop trying to work the internet, and start trying to work on losing some weight and getting back into ring shape.  Then maybe someday will call you a has-been, instead of what you are now, a never-was.


A professional wrestling fan.

Post by thinksojoe

The founder of and it’s parent company, Fropac Entertainment, ThinkSoJoE has been a wrestling fan since he first saw WWF television in 1986 at the age of four. His first wrestling memory was Hulk Hogan on Saturday Night’s Main Event talking about getting King Kong Bundy in a cage at WrestleMania 2. Sixteen years later, he met Hulk Hogan on the eve of WrestleMania X-8. On December 9, 2013, he legitimately won a Slammy Award (Best Crowd of the Year). ThinkSoJoE currently hosts the weekly BWF Radio podcast.

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  1. Wow. I actually intended to write something like that, and you beat me to it. Part of me says, "Way to go, Boss!" and part of me says, "Get out of my head!"

    What do the Brothers Junkie and Chunky have to offer any wrestling promotion in 2011, aside from how great they used to be? They are now grown men in their 30s, and one would certainly never know it, due to the immaturity, irresponsibility, extremely poor choices of behavior, and utter lack of acceptance of any form of consequences for those choices. I stand by my assertion that, following the "Matt Hardy, Version 1" gimmick fell apart, that was the end for Matt. His popularity has always been tied to either Jeff's or Lita's, and he can't stand on his own for much. If he weren't "Jeff Hardy's brother," he'd be nothing. That he lacks the self-awareness to realize just how embarrassing his videos and constant attempts to "work the internet" is truly sad. Matt not only looked terrible at "Genesis," the wrestling ability he displayed was sub-par. A true wrestler would have been ashamed of putting on such a poor-quality performance, and on a pay-per-view, no less. I've read a theory that people who achieve great success when young (under 25) often get stuck in a form of arrested development, where they essentially never grow up mentally past the age at which the success was achieved. I find this true of the Hardys, and of Matt in particular. In his mind, he's 20 forever, and nothing is ever his fault or responsibility.

  2. I have to agree seeing how not watching much of TNA, I also had a funny feeling his opponent was going to be Matt. He still looks like he hasn't even attempted to work out, even for his premier match with RVD. It's sad to see a once great talent go down the drain into mediocrity so fast and so (youtube) public.

  3. That pretty much sums up about everything. I watched Genesis right up until the point he came out and made it official. But see, by this point all the matches I really cared about had finished, so… the bell rung and I promptly went and played Halo Reach. Which says a lot, because RVD is right at the top of my list for favorite grapplers.

  4. Genesis was actually a decent Pay-Per-View and I was happy to see Matt. However, in saying that, I was slightly disappointed that he put in such a poor performance. Perhaps the once solid and dependable grappler just doesn't have it in him anymore. Ok, so his performance wasn't utterly awful, but it wasn't exactly the kind of performance I feel he NEEDED to give. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt here and say he might find his groove in TNA.

    Could not agree more with Jana and her statements though. Some of the immature nonsense both Hardy brothers are getting up to is exactly why they're in TNA. And let's face it, if it weren't for past reputations – they wouldn't be there. Not a knock on TNA at all as I feel they put on a solid event Sunday. It's just getting to the point where I feel there are so many of their roster members who deserve a shot instead of Matt or Jeff. The talented and appealing Jeff Hardy is a shell of his former self in WWE last Summer too, just to add to it all.

    • that should be his name "Treader" he slowly and consistently treading talent. He so had three months if not more to improve himself and prove to all the "Fat Lardy" fans that he still had gas in the tank.

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