Matt Hardy about the ladder match that amazed everyone

“And we could see and feel more importantly than see. We could feel inside, within ourselves, that the crowd knew they were witnessing something special."

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Matt Hardy about the ladder match that amazed everyone

In his "The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy", the eponymous wrestler recalled the ladder match in which he and his brother had a match against Edge and Christian. Although Matt expected great things, he did not know that the match would achieve such success.

“We were cognizant of the fact that we had the ability to create something that was going to truly be magical and that could change the game,” Hardy said. “But none of us knew at that moment that it was going to have the impact that it ended up having.

We had no idea it was going to trigger the whole TLC era and just really elevate tables, ladders, and chairs matches into a permanent staple of pro wrestling. We had no idea that this was going to be the beginning of that”.

- he said, as quoted by pwmania.com

Matt Hardy on the atmosphere: They were grateful

The reaction of the crowd to their performance was really fantastic. The atmosphere was as great as ever, and many could not believe what they were seeing.

Matt Hardy emphasized that the crowd at that moment was grateful and happy with what they had to see. "After they did the deal where Christian pinned Jeff in the corner with a ladder, and then he ran, jumped off the ladder, and dropkicked Jeff in the corner, and there was a huge applause.

And then from that point on, the applause just kept growing, little by little, and it got bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger at every spot we did and everything we pulled off” Hardy continued. “And we could see and feel more importantly than see.

We could feel inside, within ourselves, that the crowd knew they were witnessing something special. And not only were they appreciative of it, but they were grateful. And it was almost like we were creating this work of art, and they were acknowledging it every step of the way”.

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