Matt Hardy’s WWE contract has officially expired and it seems like he isn’t planning to go back to the company. We reported earlier that Hardy might be on his way to AEW very soon.
Earlier today, the company released an official statement about Hardy’s departure from the company. WWE thanked Hardy for his contributions to sports-entertainment and wished him the best of luck for his future endeavors.
— WWE (@WWE) March 2, 2020
On their official site, WWE released a complete statement regarding Hardy’s departure:
Matt Hardy’s contract with WWE has expired.
A trailblazer throughout his 19-year WWE career, Matt and his brother Jeff pioneered the first tag team Ladder and TLC Matches in WWE, stealing the show at WrestleMania on several occasions. Matt, who competed in his first WWE match in 1994, captured nine tag team titles with Jeff, in addition to two other reigns with MVP and Bray Wyatt.
He is also a former ECW, United States, European, Cruiserweight and Hardcore champion, and he won the Fifth Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 34.
But Matt is perhaps most revered for the uncanny connection he has cultivated with the WWE Universe over the years, even as his character has transformed. From a gravity-defying daredevil willing to take any and all risks to becoming one of the most eccentric personas ever seen as “Woken” Matt Hardy, all incarnations had one thing in common — the adoration of WWE fans.
WWE thanks Matt Hardy for his contributions to sports-entertainment and the WWE Universe and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.
It is a good sign that Hardy’s term with the company has ended on a good note. But now, it will be interesting to see which plane chooses to host Hardy’s BROKEN BRILLIANCE.