Matt Hardy Reveals His Next Career Step Amidst WWE WrestleMania XL Return Rumors: “Get Beat Every Single Week”

Published 04/02/2024, 1:46 PM EDT

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March 2024 marked the end of Matt Hardy‘s career in AEW. The wrestling legend is done with Tony Khan’s promotion. The finalization of his contract with AEW made a lot of fans worry about whether the wrestler will retire from in-ring action. However, the older Hardy brother revealed that his journey was far from over.

Since this social media interaction, fans have been speculating whether Hardy will sign a new contract with AEW or rejoin WWE. With WrestleMania XL just a few days away, the excitement took a special turn when Chis Van Vliet posted a promotional clip from an interview with Hardy.

Matt Hardy reveals his future in wrestling


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The full video in which Chris is interviewing Hardy is not out yet; the former uploaded a promotional clip on his Instagram account to hype the fans. The interviewer asked the wrestling legend about his plans for the future since his contract situation was out in the open now.

Matt Hardy revealed that it is important for the legacy that he and his brother built, to get utilized as the legends that they are, and not get beaten up by new stars. “You can’t just go out there and get beat every single week. So it’s very important to me that we’re utilized in the right way so that when we do have a program with someone and we build to a big match, and when they beat us, then it means something,” confessed Matt Hardy.


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The Hardy Boyz often lost during their AEW run. So, it could be possible that they are looking for a change in booking style. This might be foreshadowing the legendary tag team’s imminent WWE return ahead of WrestleMania XL.

Matt Hardy has been dropping hints that he may show up in WWE soon.


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Matt Hardy recently fueled WWE return rumors

Recently, Hardy has been uploading throwback moments from his WWE run 21 years ago. He started it off by posting a video of him wrestling Nova at WWE Velocity. Then, a few days ago, he uploaded another clip from the same run 21 years ago where he wrestled against Rey Mysterio. The clip was from the Cruiserweight Championship bout at WrestleMania XIX.

In the video, the two legends were seen showing off their skill set in the ring. Although Mysterio would be unavailable to wrestle against Matt Hardy in Philadelphia due to an ongoing feud, things may yet turn around for him.


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Kaif Ali is a pro wrestling writer at EssentiallySports and a massive WWE enthusiast. Currently pursuing an English degree, Kaif has started his career off strong, having written 1000+ articles at ES. As a huge Dwayne Johnson and John Cena stan, he loves covering their antics both on and off the small screen.
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