After a notable career in various wrestling promotions, including WWE and AEW, Matt Hardy became a free agent following the expiration of his contract with All Elite Wrestling. His next move surprised many, as Hardy made his return to TNA at the Rebellion pay-per-view. This event marked his re-entry into the TNA scene, and Hardy has now disclosed how it all came together.

After Moose successfully retained the TNA World Title against Nic Nemeth, the arena was hit with an unexpected twist. As the crowd began to calm after the intense match, the lights suddenly went out, plunging the entire venue into darkness. The eerie silence that followed was broken by a familiar, sinister laughter echoing through the arena, causing a ripple of unease among the fans. It was unmistakably the laugh of Matt Hardy.

When the lights flickered back on, Hardy was in the ring, much to the shock of Moose and the stunned audience. Without missing a beat, Hardy struck Moose with his signature move, the Twist of Fate, knocking him out cold. The crowd erupted into applause and cheers, recognizing the iconic move and celebrating Hardy’s dramatic return.

As the event reached its conclusion, Hardy stood over the fallen champion, picked up the TNA World Title, and raised it high above his head, declaring his return to the wrestling scene and signaling his ambition to reclaim his place at the pinnacle of TNA.


On Busted Open Radio, Matt Hardy discussed the details of his surprising return to TNA at the Rebellion pay-per-view. Hardy explained that his contract with AEW had expired, and while he appreciated working with AEW and Tony Khan, negotiations for a new contract were still ongoing.

I spoke with AEW, and I will start and preface this by saying that I love AEW. I love working with Tony Khan, he’s a great guy. My contract ended up expiring and we hadn’t reached a deal yet. We’re still in the midst of talking. I have literally, in the last week, I have talked to every promoter from every promotion that there is. [TNA Rebellion] was me showing that pro wrestling can still be unpredictable. This was done in a couple day’s notice. We kind of started talking about this on Wednesday and this is when it kind of materialized. There were a couple of days doing some shots for TNA and a little story arc. Pro wrestling is at its best when it’s unpredictable.”

Matt Hardy has already confirmed future appearances on TNA television already. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen how long Hardy will be sticking around in TNA, as WWE might be his endgoal eventually.

How do you think Matt Hardy will fare in TNA Wrestling this time around? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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