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Eric Bischoff Says TNA Considered Cutting Matt Hardy Prior To DUI Arrest

Eric Bischoff stated on this week’s episode of Monday Night Mayhem that some TNA Wrestling officials wanted to cut ties with Matt Hardy prior to his arrest on August 20, 2011 for driving while intoxicated. Hardy, who was on suspension with the organization at the time, had his contract immediately terminated following the arrest.

“I think it was a great decision by TNA to release Matt Hardy. I honestly thought Matt was a questionable talent to begin with, not that he didn’t have any value. In my opinion, there was a liability there, and it manifested itself,” Bischoff said.

“We’ve see how Matt’s issues and the baggage he brought to TNA evolved in the last few months, and there a few people that wanted to pull the plug on Matt Hardy sooner than they did. I think once TNA made the decision to pull the plug, I was quite honestly happy about it and thought it was long overdue.”

source: Pro Wrestling Torch

  • venom

    I usual agree with CC, but ever since that 9-11 comment, I realized CC is an english muffin.

  • StudDog

    cc: Stop whinning that was yesterday, Actually I agree with most of what you said, I just dont like you. (remember your 9-11 comment?)

  • CC

    How the fuck can Bisch say shit like that about a guy who has been with the company for five minutes, yet doesnt even consider dropping the biggest fuck ups on the roster (Jeff, Angle and Flair) who have done far more shit than Matt.
    And lets face it, he was also one of the people instrumental in bringing in Hall and Waltman, so how he can say someone like Matt who had a lot less issues before joining TNA, was a risky signing in the first place.
    Like most people in TNA, Bisch is both a hypocrite and a liar.

    I do believe they were 100% right for letting Matt go, but he should not have been the first and only person fired for shit like that.

  • venom

    So much for Fatt Hardy’s vacation. Another liar from TNA.

  • StudDog

    I could be wrong(it happened to me once before) But personally I think Bischoff is making excuses for why they fired Matt but did not fire Kurt for what he did. Matt deserved to get fired for dui but so does Kurt. Bischoff deserves to get fired just for being a dumbass.

  • KitKrock

    I agree with Easy-E. Fatt Lardy sucks monkey balls.

  • Bobby Heenan

    You gotta be fair to Flair!

  • MrDr3w

    To be fair, do you HONESTLY think Fat Hardy is a top-notch draw?

  • CM Mark

    To be fair he wasn’t in TNA that long… He makes it sound like he was there for years and years…

  • Nick Is Awsome

    Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure you did ya jackoff if you didnt trust him why was he there and why didnt he get fired after he was suspended and what was that bullcrap about bringing the hardys back as a tagteam

  • J-J

    Eric Bischoff always seems to have bad things to say about former employees. He sure doesn’t know much about being the bigger man…

  • Effmenow

    I wish Eric Bischoff would pull the plug on ………..Eric Bischoff.

  • Sean Mooney

    I believe it, which is one of many reasons why he got released and Kurt Angle won’t. People keep saying “oh Matt got released but not Angle”, but they seem to forget that Matt Hardy was off TV suspended for awhile with no sign of coming back anytime soon. Meanwhile, Matt was saying he was “on vacation”. Despite that, Angle is important and contributes a lot to TNA while Matt Hardy was doing nothing but collecting a paycheck. I am not even anti-Matt Hardy either, that’s just the truth.