Matt Hardy’s WWE contract has officially expired and WWE put out a lengthy statement wishing him the best in his future endeavors.
As we previously reported, Matt put out a video at midnight stating he had opted to not re-sign with WWE and instead weigh his options as a free agent.
WWE.com confirmed this to be true on Monday with an article stating the following:
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.
While there’s no official word that Matt will be heading to AEW, today’s newest episode of Being the Elite ends with The Young Bucks receiving a call from North Carolina where Hardy lives. The two brothers agree to go visit the caller right away.
About that phone call the Young Bucks got from North Carolina at the end of BTE this week …
I did a little bit of editing and I’m wondering if the last scene in Free the Delete that we saw is supposed to sync up with the call the Bucks got today on BTE. pic.twitter.com/IfSBXuaSvy
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) March 2, 2020