After a long and illustrious career across various wrestling promotions over the years, Matt Hardy is now a free agent after his contract with All Elite Wrestling expired. In light of this, Matt Hardy has disclosed his future plans.

Matt Hardy made his AEW debut in March 2020 during the early stages of the pandemic. There was initial speculation that his contract would align with his brother Jeff Hardy’s, potentially paving the way for Jeff’s entry into AEW. However, due to various circumstances such as injuries and periods of inactivity, the synchronization of their contracts did not happen as expected, resulting in 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. As previously reported, Matt Hardy’s contract with AEW expired recently.

On his podcast, The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, Hardy discussed his current contract status with AEW and confirmed earlier reports that his contract with the promotion had expired.


Sunday night going into Monday morning at midnight, that is when my contract expired. So yes, I am a free agent right now. Just negotiating, talking, I have interacted with everyone. I’m still interacting with AEW and that’s where we’re at right now. Whenever my deal ended up running out, that allowed me the opportunity to negotiate and speak to everyone available, really weigh my options. That’s what I’m doing right now.”

Hardy informed independent promoters that he is not currently accepting indie bookings and plans to take his time in making a decision about his next career move.

“If you’re an indie promoter and you’re listening to this, I have gotten so many texts and emails and stuff from independent promoters and whatnot. I’m going to hold off on that for a little bit. I’m trying to figure out what I’m doing in the big scheme of things and then I’ll go from there.

I’m working to get back to everybody as much as possible and I’m figuring out what I’m going to be doing. I’m in no rush to do it.“I’m also going to say that I want to make sure I go to the best place possible. I don’t want to make a quick decision. I want to make sure that I’m doing the right thing for me long term. So that’s where I’m at.”

Despite his departure from AEW, Matt Hardy has made it clear that he is not retiring from active wrestling anytime soon. We’ll have to wait and see what’s next in store for Hardy, as fans continue to speculate about his next move.

What’s your view on what Matt Hardy had to say? Where do you think he will go next? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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