On “The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy,” Hardy shared his belief that Vince McMahon is back in WWE with a vengeance. In July, McMahon retired from his roles as Chairman and CEO of WWE after retiring from his roles as wrestler back in 1987. While McMahon said it was simply time to retire, a Wall Street Journal report claimed that McMahon felt he was given bad advice to step away from WWE amid an investigation into hush money payments made to conceal accusations of sexual misconduct.
“Knowing Vince, he’s a pretty vindictive guy, I feel like,” Hardy said. “If he feels like someone intentionally tried to do something to push him out or give him advice that was maybe misleading, they were just trying to push him off to the side, I feel like he’s gonna take that seriously and he’s gonna return with a vengeance.” Hardy added that McMahon has never worn his emotions on his sleeve when things get tough.
“Vince says you can’t let people see you when you’re weak,” Hardy said. “Your primal instincts tell you that you need to be the strongest, you need to be the top of the food chain, ‘You need to be an alpha male, damn it! This man’s a vegan? Oh my God. He’s not at the top of the food chain. He’s not an alpha male. He doesn’t have a primal instinct.'”