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Matt Cardona has stated that he believes that his time in WWE was only to help develop himself as a wrestler.
Cardona was appearing on the Barstool Rasslin’ podcast, the Impact and GCW wrestler reflected on his time in WWE and reflected on how he considers his time in the company as some sort of developmental, in which allowed him to become the wrestler he is today.
Cardona would say about his time in WWE:
“WWE was my developmental. I don’t mean that as a shot to Web. I’ve loved my time in WWE. I lived my dream. You know, I made a lot of money there. The Intercontinental, Tag Team Title, US Title. I had WrestleMania moments. It was a dream come true. But it ended. So, what am I gonna do about it? Am I gonna cry? Am I gonna fucking bitch on the internet? No, I use the tools that I learned from Vince and the whole company and I’m taking it to the independents. I’m fucking thriving. So, in that sense, WWE was my developmental. That’s not a shot at the company. It created me, not only the wrestler, but the man I am today. I grew up in WWE. I was signed when I was 20 years old. Even in this year, I have grown as a man as a performer. That’s why it’s been so fun. Because I’m like, you know, I’m a very creative person and it’s been so much fun just going out there. I’m a big toy guy, right? I’m wrestling these new toys. I’m getting new toys to play with, except I’m getting to wrestle these new people in front of different audiences. Sometimes they love me, sometimes they hate me. It’s just been a blast.”
Cardona would then explain how in 2022, he has some big plans in the pipeline:
“I think we just grow you know to start the year going for the world title Impact Wrestling. Hammerstein Ballroom sold out. Listen, I’m not saying that I’m the reason that GCW sold out the Hammerstein Ballroom but I will say this: there is no fucking way they would have sold it out if I didn’t come to GCW. that’s all I’m saying. I’m very very excited to be at Hammerstein Ballroom, I know. The roster, the company, the fans — I was there when we filmed the commercial. Even just now I’m talking about it, goosebumps city. The only show I went to at the Hammerstein Ballroom was the first ECW One Night Stand. My trainer Mikey Whipwreck, an ECW original, took me there and I watched it as a fan. To be back there is going to be awesome sold out. I’m already planning a WrestleMania entrance. I’m very very excited. It’s gonna be a hell of a night.”
Recently, Cardona and his fiancé Chelsea Green announced they have left GCW after their loss to Team Bussy.