The wrestling world has changed quite a bit over the last few years, and fans have seen a number of former WWE stars make the jump to All Elite Wrestling. Names like The Young Bucks and Hangman Page have been a huge part of AEW since the beginning, but prior to the launch of the company WWE was trying to sign The Elite.
During a recent episode of the Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast Matt Hardy recently discussed what could have happened if The Elite signed with WWE, and he also talked about whether or not Adam Page would have found success on the main roster.
“He would have been extremely interesting in NXT and I have confidence he would have done okay on the main roster too if given a fair opportunity. You never know there, it’s a guessing game, it’s a crapshoot in this day and age. If you’re a new guy established elsewhere, you never know what you’re going to get. It might not follow the career trajectory or path it’s taken to get you there.
“So long story short, I didn’t speak to Adam Page, but I did speak to the Young Bucks a lot, and they were also in negotiations. WWE was trying to get all these guys, they wanted to lock them all down. But I do know that Triple H, Trips was all over those guys (Omega, Bucks, and Hangman) as far as trying to bring them in, and they offered them a ton of money and I know they did Hangman as well. You just got to think how different would the present look if those guys did leave and go to WWE?’”
Matt Hardy then went on to praise Triple H for all of the work he was doing in NXT, and he noted that he had a great relationship with The Game during his last run with WWE.
“I talked to him about the Bucks. I like Triple H, I’ve got to say. I think once Hunter more or less actively retired from wrestling and focused everything on heading up NXT, he was so great. As a coach, as a booker, he really cared about the talent and he did all that he could to help them. I could say that about Shawn Michaels as well in NXT, you hear so many great things about both of those guys. When we went back to WWE, I had a great relationship with Triple H.”
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