The Genesis Invitational is the largest pro-wrestling event in the United States, and the first to take place in downtown Atlanta.
While it will feature the biggest names in the world, including CM Punk, Big Show and Randy Orton, the event will also feature some of the most popular independent wrestling talents in the country.
The event, which took place in January, will be headlined by two main events: the Genesis Invicta Heavyweight Title match between Big Show, Randy Oran, and Big Show’s nephew, Matt Hardy.
“Matt Hardy is a phenomenal talent, but it was hard to get in the ring with him,” Hardy told TheWrap.
“I think I’ll be able to beat him if I go into the match.”
Hardy, who is the nephew of WWE superstar CM Punk and his brother Big Show has been on the cusp of a big-time run in the industry since he debuted as a babyface in the WWE in 2012.
Hardy recently made his debut in a major promotion, becoming the youngest man to ever wrestled in a WrestleMania match when he defeated Samoa Joe at WrestleMania 31.
The WWE has been promoting Hardy as a young prospect since, and he made the most of the opportunity by challenging Triple H to a title match in July, earning the No. 1 contender title with a first-round submission win over him at Wrestlemania.
Matt Hardy celebrates after winning the Genesis Classic title against Samoa Joe, at the Genesis WrestleMania 21 event in January.
Matt’s father, Matt, is a wrestler for WWE, and Hardy says he’s excited to be a part of the company’s developmental roster.
Hardy also is excited to have a new WWE Championship contender in his corner.
“When it comes to the WWE, they always put me in my best situation,” Hardy said.
“The opportunity to get to the top of the ladder, to be in a situation where I’m not the underdog, is something I’m really looking forward to.”
The Genesis Invitace Heavyweight Championship match is slated to take over the main card at the Atlanta Falcons’ home opener.
The Atlanta Falcons will open their season with a home game against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m.
The Falcons host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Oct: 10.