Matt Hardy returned to action on this past Monday’s episode of RAW losing in a match to Buddy Murphy. It was definitely not a return he was expecting.
He had been out of regular in-ring action since Wrestlemania 35 after Jeff Hardy went down with a knee injury. The younger Hardy has also been dealing with some issues that could be the reason why WWE has not been focusing much on the Hardyz.
With that being said, it is not likely that we can expect a proper farewell to Matt Hardy in the WWE. Reports are already out indicating that his stint is soon coming to an end but it may not end on a good note.
Previous reports claimed that Matt Hardy’s WWE contract will be ending in March of 2020. But PWInsider.com provided the latest update reporting that it’ll end in February of 2020.
It will be interesting to see how Hardy will be used creatively, moving forward. As per the current situation, the veteran is not likely to extend his deal that should confirm his exit. Here’s more from wrestlingINC.com,
“The two sides are said to be not far apart on the financial aspects of the deal, but Hardy wants to make sure he’s in the right place and used properly as this could be the final deal of his wrestling career.
The report also noted Matt has been very thankful to WWE for bringing both himself and Jeff back to the company since WrestleMania 33.”
As reported earlier, Matt Hardy openly admitted that WWE owner Vince McMahon was not much keen on keeping the infamous Broken gimmick intact for his character.
He probably did not like the idea that the WWE Universe would like to see. This is yet another reason why Hardy could not receive a push in his singles run. But moving forward, he can continue the experience, elsewhere other than WWE.
Over the past few weeks, Matt Hardy has been releasing his Free the Delete series on his YouTube channel.
It is a hint that he will continue performing under this popular gimmick. If WWE and Matt Hardy can’t come to an agreement, he’ll go back to the “Broken” Matt persona that was a huge success outside of WWE.
Even at this point, he can promote the character and WWE can’t do anything about it since House Hardy possesses all the rights for it.