Matt Cardona: “Everything I Learned In WWE Has Made Me Who I Am Today”

Matt Cardona did an interview with Sports Illustrated to discuss a wide range of topics. Here are the highlights:

Teaming with Brian Myers (the former Curt Hawkins) against Joey Janela and the returning Sean Waltman at Friday’s GCW Welcome to Heartbreak show:

“We’re coming to beat them up, get some buzz, and make some money,” Cardona says. “We have Chelsea Green by our side. We have new matching gear that is a throwback to our old indie gear. We’re not coming to L.A. to lose, even if it is X-Pac’s big return.”

His career right now:

“This is the greatest time of my life and the greatest time of my career,” Cardona says. “I’m so busy, working on the podcast, wrestling, and being in the gym. I love the grind, I love the hustle. And I loved WWE—and I could pitch ideas, but nine out of ten times, they wouldn’t happen. Now I can do whatever I want.”

Redefining how to become a star:

“Everything I learned in WWE has made me who I am today,” Cardona says. “I am not bitter. I don’t resent WWE at all. When I say that WWE was my developmental, that’s not a shot, it’s the truth. I learned everything it takes to become a superstar while in WWE. That’s understanding merchandise, knowing how to look for the hard camera in a match, presenting myself a certain way in interviews. All that was learned in WWE. It’s made me who I am.”