During the latest episode of his Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt Hardy explained why his brother Jeff was pulled from this week's episode of Dynamite.
It was originally announced that The Hardys, Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus & Christian Cage would face Adam Cole, The Young Bucks, Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish in a 10-man tag team match on Wednesday's Double or Nothing fallout edition of Dynamite. But Jeff Hardy and Cole were both pulled from the match and replaced by Darby Allin and Hikuleo respectively.
Matt Hardy said on his podcast that Jeff was "almost knocked out" very early on in The Hardys' match against The Young Bucks at Double or Nothing on Sunday. That resulted in Jeff being pulled from Dynamite.
"Yeah, I was happy with the match [Hardys vs. Young Bucks], especially considering very early on in the match Jeff was almost knocked out," Matt said. "So he got hurt pretty bad. That's why he's being pulled from the match in Los Angeles, obviously. So he was kind of running on fumes going through the match. So he still held up his end of the bargain pretty good in the big scheme of things."
Matt said that -- after the point where Jeff was almost knocked out -- Jeff has no recollection of The Hardys' match at Double or Nothing.
"We have a couple of ideas, but we're not sure [where Jeff got hurt]. He has no recollection. Like he doesn't remember the match at all after that happened. So thank god The Young Bucks are The Young Bucks and I'm me," Matt said. "He was literally just a vessel being given directions throughout this match to kind of do what he was supposed to do. So considering he really got knocked loopy terribly at some point earlier in the match, he still did pretty good to go through and do everything he did. It's so funny that he's just still such a great athlete and so good at what he does. If you look at the Swanton he does on the stairs, he still does it like perfectly. And he didn't realize he was supposed to do it until he was told he was supposed to do it."
The Hardys defeated The Young Bucks in their match at Double or Nothing. It was the first time the two teams have faced off in AEW.
The Young Bucks, O'Reilly, Fish & Hikuleo were victorious in the 10-man tag match on Dynamite. Cole was on commentary for the bout.