A prominent figure in AEW and a revered wrestling icon is approaching the end of his contract.

According to sources at Fightful Select, Matt Hardy, a former WWE, WCW, TNA, and ROH world tag team champion, is nearing the expiration of his current contract with AEW, set to end in March.

Hardy joined AEW in March 2020 under a contractual agreement. Initially, it was anticipated that Jeff Hardy’s AEW contract would align in duration with Matt’s, but due to various factors including injuries and periods of inactivity, this synchronization did not materialize, resulting in an extension of Matt’s contract.

Recent communications between Hardy and AEW management have been reported, though details regarding a potential contract extension remain undisclosed.


At 49 years old, Hardy has participated in only one match thus far in 2024, contrasting with his active wrestling schedule in 2023, during which he engaged in over 40 matches both within and outside AEW. Remarkably, this year marks three decades since Hardy first graced the television screens as a wrestler, debuting in 1994 against notable opponents such as Undertaker, IRS, Owen Hart, Crush, Razor Ramon, and Nikolai Volkoff.

What are your thoughts on the potential contract extension negotiations between Matt Hardy and AEW management, considering Hardy’s extensive experience and contributions to the wrestling industry over the past three decades? How do you think Hardy’s future in AEW might unfold, given his recent reduction in in-ring activity and the evolving landscape of professional wrestling? Let us know in the comments below.

Steve Carrier

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