After a storied career spanning multiple wrestling promotions over several decades, Matt Hardy finds himself as a free agent following the expiration of his contract with All Elite Wrestling.

Making his AEW debut in March 2020 amidst the onset of the pandemic, there was initial speculation that his contract would align with that of his brother, Jeff Hardy, potentially opening the door for Jeff’s arrival in AEW. However, due to various factors such as injuries and periods of inactivity, their contracts did not synchronize as anticipated, leading to an extension of Matt’s contract.

Reports had indicated that Matt Hardy’s contract was set to expire in March of this year, fact recently confirmed by Hardy himself. Amidst this expiration, speculation arose regarding Hardy’s future with AEW, with fans questioning whether he would ultimately remain with the promotion.

According to reports from Sean Ross Sapp behind Fightful’s paywall, it has been confirmed that Matt Hardy is now officially a free agent, having chosen not to sign the new contract offered to him by AEW.


Despite his departure from AEW, Matt Hardy has made it clear that he is not retiring from active wrestling anytime soon. With his status as a free agent, speculation now turns to whether Hardy will make a return to WWE, another promotion where he has left his mark over the years. As wrestling fans eagerly await Hardy’s next move, only time will tell where this veteran wrestler’s journey will take him next.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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