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Following his arrest Saturday in North Carolina for driving while intoxicated, Matt Hardy has been released from his contract with TNA Wrestling.

In a statement released to TMZ.com, an unnamed TNA spokesperson stated, “TNA today released Impact Wrestling star Matt Hardy from its roster. Hardy was already under suspension from the company.”

According to sources within TNA, plans were in place for Matt and Jeff Hardy to return to television in October. Jeff’s status with the company remains unchanged since TNA will be releasing a slew of merchandise in the fall bearing his name including a video title.

Hardy joined TNA last January after being released by WWE in October 2010 following a series of events that caused him to be sent home from a company tour of Europe. Hardy walked out of a SmackDown live event on September 5, 2010 after officials voiced concern over his condition. During the subsequent weekend’s European tour, Hardy’s condition caused the organization to act. When the story broke online, Hardy responded with a rambling video claiming it was untrue because he was still in Europe. WWE, however, confirmed to NewsDay.com on September 12, 2010 that he had been sent home. He never wrestled for the organization again and was released from his contract a few weeks later.

Hardy stated last week on Twitter that his time away from the ring has been a blessing in disguise as it allowed him to completely clean up his life. He added Friday, “It’s time for me to get back to a healthy, happy place, the transformation his now started for me, for us-(New Chapter Will begin new)”

source: PWInsider.com

  • venom

    One down. More has beens to get rid of.

  • elvisD

    God! Hardy got fired? Thank you wrestlings gods above, this is just the first step, then Russo, then Stiener, Bully Ray, Devon, Russo, Bishchoff, Hogan, Keep Flair, Keep Sting for about a year or so, Keep Anderson for about 3 years and Angle for 4 years. No particular order, but if they cleaned up all the old, overpaid nobodies, then that would leave room for the Real competition, but Hardy was a great first choice

  • MWDynomite

    @CC You fucking dumbass he was with WWE at the time. This is 2011 not 2010 moron.

  • Bill

    Oh my God! Matt got fired? One could only assume the same will eventually happen to Jeff at the rate he’s going. To think they were once in the WWE only a couple years ago.

  • nick is awsome says:

    effmenow is really mat hardy the douch that goes by rock is really jeff hardy and JipC is reby sky they are the only one’s that defend the hardys ever just so happens there is two guys and girl hmmmmm. All three of you suck. I wonder what they are all doing at this exact moment 20 bucks says jeff is tryin to sell his baby for smack and matt hardy is geting xtreme by tripin on nyquil and cough drops and reby sky gettin it in the backdoor from the power guy to keep the lights on in there trailer.

  • DuffManLovesHimSomeWrestling

    Guys stop speaking bad about Fatt Hardy and have the same opinion as Effmenow or else you are a troll because the Nazi said so. You don’t want to get his panties in a bunch… I can’t believe TNA fired someone that was in WWE, now they just need to do the same to the majority of those dinosaurs and Russo.

  • Adrian

    Ha, It’s sort of humorous how everyone thinks it makes them “cool” to call him Fat Hardy…Get more creative people, really.

  • CC

    “WWE, however, confirmed to NewsDay.com on September 12, 2010 that he had been sent home.”
    Really?
    Funny, cause I thought he was signed with TNA at the time, not WWE.

  • Straight up Wrestling

    Its sad to hear about Hardy, Like him or not. I’ve been a fan of wrestling all my life. To hear all these remarks people leave these days are horrible. In the end he is still a human being. The sacrifices these wrestlers make to entertain all of us if u like them or not is tremendous.On the road, divorces, missing their family and some of them never get to see their kids grow up cause they are entertaining yours. Not to mention the pain they live with everyday. So next time u put these guys down, think about it and show some respect. Good Luck to Matt and God Bless….

  • adam

    About time matt really hasnt done anything of note the past few years. Although i find it kind of stupid that they fire matt for this but wont fire jeff for his repeated intolerances and how he keeps screwing up but they wont drop him. Sooner or latter jeff will quit or get fired because i dont believe he really has a passion for the buisness but who knows.

  • mark

    serves him right, i have no sympathy whatsoever for him. neither WWE or TNA should look at bringing him back. Well done Matt , u have fucked up your career

  • mark

    Serves him rite, have no sympathy for him whatsoever. Hes fucked his career up good and proper . Neither WWE or TNA will look at bringing him back

  • Tyler(:

    @JipC LOL are you Reby Sky?

  • Jason

    @ JohnCena33

    While I agree with what you said, that’s totally something Marc Middleton would say in a report LOL

  • JipC

    Wrestling-Edge trolls rejoice. You fucking losers! That being said I could give two shits about Fat Hardy

  • ##

    NA na na na, na na na na hey hey hey goodbye. If I never see a Hardy again it’ll be too soon.

  • RPM

    not that I really like either hardy but they’ve dumped MAtt for less then what Jeff has done they should cut ties with both, surely Jeff isn’t making TNA that much cash via merchandise.

  • theMark

    ****now hopefully

  • theMark

    YEAAAA!!! not hopefully he’ll kill himself by overdosing on Grapes that fat fu*k!

  • nick is awsome says:

    ha ha ha im happy bout that i got more to say about it but i dont want to offend team xtremes only 2 remaining fans.

  • Effmenow

    This is a trolls holiday!

  • JohnCena33

    It’s about time that TNA got rid of Matt. He is an old washed out talent that needed to be gone.

    I also wouldn’t be surprised if this led to the return of Jeff Hardy. He could come back angrier than other at Hogan or who ever runs the company now complaning about how they fired his brother. This will thus lead to a Hardy title reign with his very stupid new belt that he has designed.

    Or it could mean Hardy quits because they fired his brother.

  • dave

    I don’t believe it. Too sensible for TNA.

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