Courtesy of Meltzer:
Matt Hardy is now claiming that all of his weird behavior, including getting sent home, was part of an elaborate work to get a release from WWE, which he still doesn’t have. He said he was so convincing in being sent home on the European tour that everyone was fooled, except Christian saw through him. And everything since then has been a work. And he’s apparently mad at what Lita said about him and wants to address it. He claimed he made the decision six or seven weeks ago that he wanted to leave and everything was a plot to get a release. I was figuring he would say that. He claimed that he reached a deal with WWE and has held up his end of it, that he has the WWE right where he wants them, and when they hold up their end, something big will happen.
So where do I start with this. First of all, why is the video quality so low? This is 2010, there exists technology to make sure that Youtube videos are not this poor looking. Matt Hardy himself has made videos that look much much better than this. Everything is moving backwards in time. This is very bizarre what is happening here.
In any event, Matt Hardy has a tremendously, mind bendingly low IQ. He thinks he has WWE right where he wants them, yet is complaining about how they have not yet held up their end of the deal. Uh, call me crazy here, but that sounds to me like *they* have *him* right where they want him. I’ve been saying this for months now; this is the slow bury, executed to perfection. WWE is making Matt Hardy completely useless. It is a happy accident that he is helping them in their pursuit to entrench him in complete irrelevance.
It’s the same thing that happened to Charlie Haas, for example. WWE could have let him go at any point over the last couple years. They chose the time they did to finally let him because it was at a point where he was totally irrelevant and would mean very little to TNA if they were to bring him in. (Luckily, he is actually intelligent and went to ROH, where his talents can be utilized properly.) WWE will use and abuse their talent in any way they see fit, and that includes running certain people into the ground for however long they see fit before letting them go.
From a basic psychology standpoint, what Matt Hardy is doing here is pretty straight forward. As he sees his life slipping away from him, he is creating an alternate reality where he can pretend that he is in control of his destiny, that he is calling all the shots in his life. Unfortunately for him, it simply does not ring true. He is claiming to be running his own angles and trying to get himself over, but the reality is that WWE owns him and controls him, and for as long as they do so, they can destroy his career whichever way they choose.
Matt Hardy is a sad case because he has become a very poor pro wrestler, through a combination of food and drug addiction, coupled with a low IQ and a delusional psychological condition that prevents him from seeing reality. His arrogant ignorance makes it hard to feel bad for him in what would otherwise paint a sympathic picture, and so I just wish him pain and suffering for as long as he insists on soiling something that I love. – Dusty