Matt Hardy is a true veteran in the world of professional wrestling, as he has honed his craft in multiple companies over the years. Hardy had humble beginnings in WWE as well, especially when it came to his singles career. Vince McMahon also wanted Hardy to beat The Undertaker in a huge match.

Matt Hardy started his own singles run back in 2002. Hardy ended up defeating The Undertaker via pinfall in a Falls Count Anywhere match on the October 3, 2002, episode of Friday Night Smackdown.

Hardy won after Brock Lesnar hit an F5 on The Undertaker, allowing Matt Hardy to pick up the win. While speaking on The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, Hardy revealed that Vince McMahon was adamant that Hardy beat The Undertaker.

“He said, ‘That’s fine, he can drop you wherever, but at the end of this match Matt Hardy has to get a pin on you,’ and he was very adamant about that. ‘Taker didn’t say it like he was not going do it or whatever, but it was very cool to see Vincent Kennedy McMahon going hard for me there.”


Matt Hardy had a great run in WWE but is more than happy working in AEW right now. For him, that is all that matters in the end.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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