Matt Hardy Says The Bar Is The Original Blackpool Combat Club

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Current AEW star Matt Hardy recently took to an episode of his “Extreme Life of Matt Hardy” podcast, where he talked about a number of topics. Hardy believes The Bar (WWE Star Sheamus and AEW Star Claudio Castagnoli) were the original Blackpool Combat Club because both of them are highly physical competitors, extremely talented and they would just go in there and beat the s**t out of everybody.

Hardy said, “They were the original Blackpool Combat Club because they’d go in there and beat the s**t out of everybody. It was one of those, you knew if you were working with those guys, you were in for a very physical night. That’s the first thing. Guys like that, I love working TV with. Live events, not as much. I’m more of an entertainer at this stage. I like someone who’s big on entertaining the crowd as opposed to having to physically put your body through a ringer. Sometimes, once you get 30 years deep. You want to kind of chill a little bit on those shoes and just entertain people as opposed to beating each other up. But they were both extremely talented, both very physical competitors, and both kickass wrestlers, fighters.”

Hardy also talked about how Sheamus and Claudio Castagnoli complemented one other and found a great bond in both guys being very physical and having very high work ethics.

“They’re both European [laughs]. No, I mean, they’re both very physical guys. I feel like they both have very high work ethics, they both really bust their ass, and I think they like making their wrestling look as realistic as possible. So they’re both into that, and they’re both very physical, more than anything else, and I think they found a great bond in that. They really complemented one another.”

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(H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes)