Matt Hardy Calls The Bar The 'Original Blackpool Combat Club'
Matt Hardy points out similarities between The Bar and The Blackpool Combat Club
Speaking on his own podcast, AEW's Matt Hardy has shared his thoughts on The Bar - the WWE tag team of Sheamus and Cesaro which ran from 2016 until 2019.
Cesaro - now known once again as Claudio Castagnoli - is part of the Blackpool Combat Club stable in AEW, and is also the current ROH World Champion. Sheamus remains in WWE, and has enjoyed a lot of critical acclaim over the past year or so, particularly for matches involving the likes of Gunther and Drew McIntyre.
Hardy noted similarities between The Bar and the Blackpool Combat Club, explaining:
"They were the original Blackpool Combat Club because they’d go in there and beat the s*** out of everybody. It was one of those - you knew if you were working with those guys, you were in for a very physical night. That’s the first thing. Guys like that, I love working TV with. Live events, not as much. I’m more of an entertainer at this stage. I like someone who’s big on entertaining the crowd as opposed to having to physically put your body through a ringer. Sometimes, once you get 30 years deep. You want to kind of chill a little bit on those shoes and just entertain people as opposed to beating each other up. But they were both extremely talented, both very physical competitors, and both kickass wrestlers, fighters."
H/T to Fightful.