“You Have a Job Because of Me” – Matt Hardy Claims He Saved Impact Wrestling From Going Bankrupt in 2016

January 21, 2021 10:25 am

This week’s episode of Impact Wrestling literally took wrestling fans by storm. AEW President Tony Khan appeared inside the Impact Zone alongside Jerry Lynn. Plus, Matt Hardy brought out Private Party on his return to Impact Wrestling in four years! The last time Matt Hardy was there, Impact did record-breaking numbers.

AEW Superstar Matt Hardy returns to Impact Wrestling

Matt Hardy has definitely transformed a lot after the fall on his head at AEW All Out 2020. He has now become ‘Big Money Matt’ and vows to do everything right for Private Party to become a great tag team.

Matt Hardy led Private Party to the Impact Zone, interrupting The Good Brothers, Chris Sabin, and James Storm. Hardy said he was the one that saved Impact Wrestling from going bankrupt in 2016 with his Broken Brilliance.


Hardy quickly set his sight on the Impact World Tag Team Championships and said he and Brother Nero never lost those titles. He demanded a shot at the Tag Team Championships for Private Party, but The Good Brothers had a better plan.

Gallows and Anderson suggested Private Party take on Chris Sabin and James Storm; the winner of the match would become the #1 contender for the Impact World Tag Team Championships, which Hardy accepted.

Sabin and Storm faced off Private Party in the main event with Matt Hardy at ringside. But Matt wasn’t the only one as AEW President Tony Khan and Jerry Lynn came and sat in the front row.

Marq Quen hit James Storm with a beautiful diving moonsault on the outside. Sabin claimed the second rope for a move on Kassidy, but Jerry Lynn ran in and held on to his leg as Matt Hardy distracted the referee.

This allowed Private Party to regain momentum and hit Sabin with their finisher to become the new #1 contender for the Impact World Tag Team Championships.

Now, all we have to see is when this match happens. My guess is they’ll do it on an episode of Impact Wrestling to boost viewers. What are your thoughts? Has the AEW-Impact working relationship got you excited? Let us know in the comments!

Ishan Chavan

Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at Essentially Sports. He writes out of Mumbai and is a former Digital Copywriter. A Media Graduate from the University of Mumbai, he also has extensive experience in the Media Production Industry. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho. Ishan once cut a better promo than Ric Flair (Charlotte Flair approved), danced alongside The New Day, and has performed with Matt Hardy!

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