Corgan has no qualms with bringing in Matt Cardona, revealing he didn’t hesitate when bringing in the former WWE star.
Cardona is a former NWA world champion, not actually losing the championship in a match. Cardona was forced to vacate the title after tearing his biecep.
In a new interview with Fightful, NWA Owner Billy Corgan went into depth about Cardona’s injury.
“Yeah. You know, it’s funny. I tend to not worry too much about injuries to the extent of what it’s going to do to the company. My first concern is, is he okay? Is everything gonna be alright? How serious is the injury? I tend to go more to the human side first. That’s just how I am. I always think, ‘Look, it’s wrestling. You can figure it out as you go.’ But here’s the thing that’s really important, as the dust is settling, okay, he tore his bicep, he’s gonna need surgery, then you start going into the business side. ‘Okay, now what the heck are we going to do?’ Can he fly? Can he be at the event? Does he even want to come?'”
“Look, there are people who question why I would want to bring—I’m talking behind the scenes now—in a Matt Cardona. I had no hesitation. I had zero hesitation. All you need to do was start here, here’s married to Chelsea Green. I know Chelsea personally, decently well back from our time in the TNA days. If she endorses someone as a man, as a person, and now of course husband, I know that person is a quality human being. That has been exactly my experience with Matt Cardona as a person. Matt Cardona, the talent, the professional, cuts a promo with his arm in a sling hours after surgery, holds up the title and says, ‘I will be at the event.’ That’s the man I want to be in business with. So, let me tell you, nobody has anything to say about Matt Cardona the professional since then because that proved he was all about business and all about helping the company that was standing behind him as champion. Out of a very difficult circumstance—and I’m glad he’s okay and he’s recovering, I just talked to him the other day—I think he made the best of a situation. We tried to make the best out of a situation. But what really sticks out in my mind is that he was there. The fact that he got on a plane and came to that event, he was there, that means everything to me and I will never forget that.”Billy Corgan to Fightful
Time will tell when Matt Cardona will end up returning to the NWA but Corgan clearly hopes its soon.
H/T to Fightful for transcription
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