WWE Wishes Matt Hardy the Best in His Future Endeavors

Following the expiration of Matt Hardy’s WWE contract yesterday, WWE posted this message on their website:

Matt Hardy’s contract expires

Matt Hardy’s contract with WWE has expired.

A trailblazer throughout his 19-year WWE career, Matt and his brother Jeff pioneered the first tag team Ladder and TLC Matches in WWE, stealing the show at WrestleMania on several occasions. Matt, who competed in his first WWE match in 1994, captured nine tag team titles with Jeff, in addition to two other reigns with MVP and Bray Wyatt.

He is also a former ECW, United States, European, Cruiserweight and Hardcore champion, and he won the Fifth Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 34.

But Matt is perhaps most revered for the uncanny connection he has cultivated with the WWE Universe over the years, even as his character has transformed. From a gravity-defying daredevil willing to take any and all risks to becoming one of the most eccentric personas ever seen as “Woken” Matt Hardy, all incarnations had one thing in common — the adoration of WWE fans.

WWE thanks Matt Hardy for his contributions to sports-entertainment and the WWE Universe and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.

An episode of Being the Elite that was released today also has a Matt Hardy tease. At the end of the episode, Matt Jackson gets a phone call from a 910 area code. 910 is North Carolina, near Cameron, NC, where Matt Hardy lives.

Hello? I haven’t heard from you in a second… Slow down… Wait, what?… You need us there now? OK, calm down. Alright, we’re going to the airport anyway. We’re on our way. See you later today, I guess.