Two years after joining All Elite Wrestling, Matt Hardy has extended his contract with the company.
Matt Hardy first debuted in AEW on the March 18th, 2020 episode of Dynamite. Though his debut didn’t go as originally planned due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, he’s found success as a featured star in the company, going from his Broken persona to resuming his Big Money persona and forming the Hardy Family Office.
On the most recent episode of Dynamite, Matt Hardy shifted characters once again as he reunited with his brother Jeff and re-formed the Hardy Boyz, complete with their original tag team theme music that was used in WWE. Jeff Hardy made his AEW debut after months of speculation following his release from WWE in December. Matt Hardy took to twitter to respond to Jeff’s debut, saying that the emotion in that moment was very real.
“The emotion is real. We need each other more than people understand. #AEWDynamite”
The emotion is real. We need each other more than people understand. #AEWDynamitehttps://t.co/P2Fy6S5iwwpic.twitter.com/UWQXCEXtwW
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) March 10, 2022
A new report from Fightful Select confirms that Matt Hardy will remain All Elite for the foreseeable future as he’s signed an extension with the company. The report states that his deal now matches up with that of his brother Jeff, a detail that Hardy himself confirmed on his Twitch channel earlier today:
“I’ve extended my contract with AEW, I’m going to be there a little bit longer. They matched myself and Jeff up, which was very cool. We can still do outside appearances.”
Fightful Select also notes that multiple talent in AEW have been complimentary of Matt Hardy during his time in the company, calling him helpful.
Matt Hardy has told Fightful in the past that the ability to have a Cameo while working in AEW is nice, because he does very well on that platform. The Hardy Boyz have been in demand on the independent scene since news of Jeff’s release from WWE, and the two have been advertised to face Matt Cardona and Brian Myers at Big Time Wrestling later this week.
Ahead of their first match as a team in multiple years, Matt Hardy thanked Vince McMahon for freeing his brother Jeff.