Matt Cardona was the guest on the latest Talk Is Jericho podcast with Chris Jericho.
During it, he spoke about his time in AEW last year and why he ended up leaving. He joined the promotion after being released by WWE due to budget cuts.
Many believed he got the job thanks to his friendship with Cody Rhodes. After leaving AEW, he went to Impact Wrestling.
“I loved it. It was super cool. Do I wish it was with people there? Sure, it is what it is. Everyone was super welcoming. It’s something I definitely needed. Sometimes perception is reality. When people are like, ‘Oh my God. He got so good. He got in great shape.’ If you want to believe that, sure, but I was in the same shape I was in for years. AEW, it just didn’t work out at the time. There’s so many people there, and there just wasn’t anything for me at the time. No hard feelings, not to say I’ll never be there again, because I would love to be.Obviously, there’s no doubt AEW is the place to be. It’s the talk of the wrestling business every single week. Timing is everything, and it wasn’t the right time.”
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