|Full Name||Matt Hardy|
|Age||45 Years Old|
|Nick Name||Matt Hardy|
|Birth Place||Cameron, North Carolina|
About Matt Hardy
Matt Hardy is an American professional wrestler currently signed to “All Elite Wrestling (AEW)”. He is best known for his time with WWE, as one half of The Hardy Boyz tag team. Hardy also had run as a single performer and has worked for various other promotions including “Total Nonstop Action/Impact Wrestling” and “Ring of Honor (ROH)”. With his real-life brother Jeff, Hardy gained notoriety in WWF’s tag team division during the 90s because of participation in tables, ladders, and chairs match. As a tag team wrestler, he is a 14-time world tag team champion, having held six (WWF) World Tag Team Championships, three WWE (Raw) Tag Team Championships, one WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship, one ROH World Tag Team Championship, one WCW Tag Team Championship and two TNA World Tag Team Championships. In 2002, he began a solo career in WWE and his subsequent “Version 1” persona was named Best Gimmick by Wrestling Observer Newsletter. His eccentric “Broken” gimmick, which he debuted in 2016, earned him multiple awards and praise from wrestling critics, including a second Best Gimmick award (in 2017, the character was renamed “Woken” within WWE). As a singles wrestler, he has won many championships including the “TNA World Heavyweight Championship” twice and the “ECW Championship once”.
- Being an American professional wrestler.
- For winning different titles in WWE.
Early life of Matt Hardy
Matt Hardy was born on 23rd September 1974 in Cameron, North Carolina. Matt’s birth name is “Matthew Moore Hardy”. His nationality is American and ethnicity is American-White. His race is white whereas zodiac sign is Libra. Hardy celebrates his birthday on 23rd September of every year and he had celebrated his 45th birthday as of 2020. He is the son of Gilbert (father) and Ruby Moore Hardy (mother). He is the older brother of Jeff Hardy. Their mother died of brain cancer in 1986. Hardy played baseball as a child and throughout high school, but had stopped by his senior year. He was a good student at Union Pines High School in North Carolina and was a nominee for the “Morehead Award”, a scholarship to any university in North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he majored in engineering after a year, however, Hardy dropped out because of his father being ill. He then attended Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst to gain his associate degree.
Career of Matt Hardy
Professional wrestling career
Early career (1992-2001)
- Matt Hadry kicks off his career with his brother Jeff and friends, by starting their own federation, the Trampoline Wrestling Federation (TWF), and mimicked the moves they saw on television.
- Shortly after he sent in a tape for the “World Championship Wrestling (WCW)” Amateur Challenge using the ring name High Voltage, a tag team named High Voltage began competing in WCW, causing Hardy to change his name to Surge.
- Beginning in 1994, The Hardys wrestled for several North Carolina-based independent circuit promotions and adapted a number of alter-egos.
- In May 1994, he captured the “New England Wrestling Alliance (NEWA)” Championship.
- Matt and Jeff created their own wrestling promotion, “The Organization of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts” (frequently abbreviated to OMEGA Championship Wrestling, or simply OMEGA) in 1997.
- The promotion folded in October 1999, after both Hardy and Jeff signed with the World Wrestling Federation.
World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment
Early years (1994-1998)
- Matt worked as a jobber for the “World Wrestling Federation (WWF)” from 1994 up until he signed a full-time contract in 1998.
- His first WWF match was against Nikolai Volkoff on the 23rd May 1994 episode of Monday Night Raw, which he lost by submission. A night later, at a taping of “WWF Wrestling Challenge”, he lost a match against Owen Hart.
- Matt teamed with Jeff for the first time in the WWF in 1996, losing two teams such as “The Smoking Gunns” and “The Grimm Twins” on WWF television.
- In his final singles match for the promotion before signing a full-time contract, he lost to Val Venis on a taping of Shotgun in 1998.
The Hardy Boyz (1998-2001)
- It was not until 1998, however, (at the height of The Attitude Era) that the Hardy brothers were given full-time WWF contracts and sent to train with former wrestler Dory Funk, Jr.
- At King of the Ring, The Hardyz defeated Edge and Christian to earn the #1 contenders for the “WWF Tag Team Championship”.
- They defeated The APA to win their first Tag Team Championship on 5th July.
- They competed against The Dudley Boyz and Edge and Christian for the Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania 2000 in the first-ever Triangle Ladder match but were unsuccessful.
- On 24th April 2000, he won the “Hardcore Championship” on Raw Is War, by defeating Crash Holly, but lost it back to Holly three days later on SmackDown!, when Holly applied the “24/7 rule” during Hardy’s title defense against Jeff.
- The Hardy Boyz then found a new manager in Matt’s real-life girlfriend, Lita. Together, the three became known as “Team Xtreme”.
- The Hardy Boyz competed in the first-ever “Tables, Ladders, and Chairs” match for the WWF Tag Team Championship against The Dudley Boyz and Edge and Christian, but were unsuccessful.
- In April 2001, The Hardyz began feuding with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Triple H (known as The Power Trip), which also led to a single push for both Hardy and Jeff. Matt helped Jeff defeat Triple H for the “Intercontinental Championship”, and shortly after Hardy defeated Eddie Guerrero to win the “European Championship” on SmackDown!.
- At Backlash Hardy retained the title against Guerrero and Christian in a triple threat, and against Edge the following night on Raw.
Version 1 gimmick (2002-2004)
- After the brand extension, however, Hardy was relegated to Heat while Jeff wrestled on the main show, Raw. On 12th August episode of Raw, Hardy turned heel by attacking Jeff during Jeff’s match against Rob Van Dam, because Hardy was frustrated at not receiving a match against Van Dam for the number one contenders for the Intercontinental Championship.
- He defeated The Undertaker on the 12th September and 3rd October episodes of the show, due to interference from Brock Lesnar.
- Along with his Mattitude Follower Shannon Moore in his corner, 2003 began with Matt frantically trying to lose weight to get under the 215 lb (98 kg) weight limit to compete for the “Cruiserweight Championship”.
- At WrestleMania XIX, Hardy successfully defended it against Rey Mysterio. He lost the Cruiserweight Championship to Mysterio in the main event of the 5th June episode of SmackDown! – the first and only time a Cruiserweight Championship match main event a show.
- After dropping the Cruiserweight Championship, he briefly feuded with Eddie Guerrero, but was unsuccessful in capturing “Guerrero’s United States Championship” or “WWE Tag Team Championship”.
- On his first night back, Matt turned on Lita in the storyline after teasing a proposal to her. He defeated Christian, who was vying for Lita’s affections, on the following edition of Raw.
- Matt Hardy saved Lita from getting attacked by Kane, turning face in the process, then he defeated Kane at Vengeance, but lost a match against Kane at SummerSlam.
- On the 23rd August episode of Raw, he was choke slammed off the stage by Kane. Hardy then spent almost a year off from wrestling due to a severe knee injury.
Departure and sporadic appearances (2005)
- On 11th April 2005, along with his friend Rhyno, Matt was released by WWE.
- Fans began a petition on the internet, wanting WWE to re-sign him, and amassed over fifteen thousand signatures. Matt released two character promotional vignettes that he was planning to use before he was offered a new contract by WWE.
- He called himself The Angelic Diablo with the tagline “the scar will become a symbol” in reference to the way in which he had been treated by Lita and WWE.
- Following his WWE release, Hardy returned to the independent circuit and wrestled several matches for the Allied Powers Wrestling Federation (APWF), International Wrestling Cartel (IWC), and Big Time Wrestling (BTW).
- On 16th July 2005, he appeared at a scheduled Ring of Honor (ROH) event in Woodbridge, Connecticut, where he defeated Christopher Daniels via submission.
- Following his official return to WWE, Matt was met with backlash following a match with Homicide from the fans at a subsequent ROH event, which he won. The next day at his final ROH appearance, he lost to Roderick Strong.
Return to WWE
Feud with Edge (2005-2006)
- On the 1st August episode of Raw, Vince McMahon officially announced Hardy’s return to WWE, adding that Hardy would face Edge at SummerSlam. He made his in-ring return, defeating Snitsky on 8th August Raw.
- At Unforgiven, Edge faced Matt in a steel cage match. He caught an interfering Lita with the Twist of Fate and won the match with a leg drop off the top of the cage.
- Hardy and Edge faced each other on 3rd October at WWE Raw Homecoming in a Loser Leave Raw ladder match.
- With his defeat at the hands of Edge, Matt was moved to the SmackDown! brand where he re-debuted with a win over Simon Dean on 21st October in Reno, Nevada. One week later, Hardy won the fan vote to represent Team SmackDown!.
- Back on SmackDown!, he started an angle with MNM (Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury) and their manager Melina when Melina approached Matt, seemingly wanting him to join with her team but refused the offer.
- After the SmackDown! taping, he was taken out of action on 25th July after doctors found the remnants of the staph infection that had plagued him the previous year. He was sidelined until 25th August while he healed.
- The two met again (childhood friend) at Survivor Series, where Hardy’s team won in a clean sweep.
- They wrestled one final match, a onetime appearance in Booker T’s Pro Wrestling Alliance (PWA) promotion, where Matt defeated Helms in a North Carolina Street Fight.
The Hardy Boyz reunion (2006-2007)
- On the 21st November 2006, episode of ECW on Sci-Fi, he and Jeff competed in a match together for the first time in almost five years, defeating “The Full Blooded Italians”.
- At Armageddon, Matt and Jeff competed against Paul London and Brian Kendrick, MNM, and Dave Taylor and William Regal in a Ladder match for the WWE Tag Team Championship but lost.
- Mercury and Hardy continued to feud on SmackDown! until Mercury was released from WWE on 26th March.
- The night after WrestleMania 23 on Raw, then he competed in a 10-team battle royal for the World Tag Team Championship. They won the titles for the sixth time from then WWE Champion John Cena and Shawn Michaels, after last eliminating Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch.
- The Hardy Boyz also successfully retained their titles at Judgment Day against Cade and Murdoch, and one month later at One-Night Stand, they defeated The World’s Greatest Tag Team to retain the titles in a Ladder match.
- They invoked their rematch clause against Cade and Murdoch at Vengeance: Night of Champions, but were unsuccessful.
Championship reigns (2007-2009)
- Matt won a non-title match against United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP), which resulted in a feud between the two on the 6th July 2007 episode of SmackDown!.
- MVP also challenged Matt to a beer-drinking contest at SummerSlam, but as revenge for what happened at SNME, Hardy allowed Stone Cold Steve Austin to replace him; Austin simply performed a stunner on MVP then kept drinking.
- Hardy and MVP retained the titles at Unforgiven in a rematch against former champions Deuce ‘n Domino.
- On 16th November, episode of SmackDown!, Matt and MVP dropped the WWE Tag Team Championship to John Morrison and The Miz.
- On 21st November, WWE’s official website reported that Matt underwent an emergency appendectomy in Tampa, Florida after his appendix burst.
- On 1st March 2008, he made his return at a live event in Muncie, Indiana.
- At WrestleMania XXIV, during the Money in the Bank ladder match, he cut through the crowd and attacked MVP to prevent him from winning the match.
- Hardy defeated MVP to win the United States Championship at Backlash on 27th April 2008 and successfully retained his title against MVP five days later on SmackDown.
- Hardy was drafted to the ECW brand on the 23rd June 2008 episode of Raw during the 2008 WWE Draft, in the process making the United States Championship exclusive to ECW.
- He dropped the United States Championship to Shelton Benjamin at the Great American Bash pay-per-view on 20th July 2008.
- On the 22nd July episode of ECW, he became the number one contender to Mark Henry’s ECW Championship after defeating John Morrison, The Miz, and Finlay in a fatal four-way match.
- He won the title match at SummerSlam by disqualification due to interference from Henry’s manager, Tony Atlas, thus he failed to win the title.
- At Unforgiven, Matt won the ECW Championship during the Championship scramble match.
- He lost the title to Jack Swagger on the 13th January 2009 episode of ECW, which was taped on 12th January.
Final feuds and departure (2009-2010)
- On the 27th January 2009 episode of ECW, it was announced by General Manager Theodore Long that Matt had requested, and been granted, his release from ECW and had re-signed with the SmackDown brand.
- On the 13th April episode of Raw, he was drafted to the Raw brand as part of the WWE draft.
- Two weeks later, in a rematch from WrestleMania, Matt lost to Jeff in an “I Quit” match at Backlash, in which he legitimately broke his hand.
- He reignited his feud with MVP on Raw for the “United States Championship”.
- At 22nd June taping of WWE Superstars, he suffered yet another injury, when his intestines went through his abdominal wall, during a triple threat match against MVP and Kofi Kingston.
- He was then traded to the SmackDown brand on 29th June and underwent surgery for the torn abdominal muscle on 2nd July.
- He made his return on the 7th August episode of SmackDown as the special guest referee in the World Heavyweight Championship.
- In early 2010, he began an on-screen relationship with Maria; but was brief, and the relationship ended when Maria was released from her WWE contract. On 5th March episode of SmackDown, Hardy qualified for the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania XXVI by defeating Drew McIntyre, but was unsuccessful at WrestleMania, as the match was won by Jack Swagger.
- He was suspended by Vince McMahon because he attacked McIntyre after McIntyre lost to Kofi Kingston at Over the Limit.
- On 12th September, WWE confirmed they had sent Matt Hardy home from a European tour. Following this, he began posting videos on his YouTube channel expressing his disinterest in the WWE product and insisting that he wanted to be released from the company.
- WWE announced that Matt had been released from his contract on 15th October 2010.
- Hardy later stated that his release had been in effect two weeks before WWE made the announcement.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2011)
- Hardy made his debut for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) at the Genesis pay-per-view, as part of the stable Immortal on 9th January 2011.
- On 13th January episode of Impact!, the Hardy Boyz reunited to defeat Anderson and Van Dam in a tag team match.
- On the 21st April episode of Impact!, he faced Sting for the “TNA World Heavyweight Championship”, Hardy’s first World Title match in TNA, but was defeated.
- On 21st June it was reported that TNA had suspended Hardy, and on 20th August he was released from TNA following a DUI arrest that occurred earlier that same day.
Return to the independent circuit (2011-2017)
- On 1st September, he announced his retirement from full-time professional wrestling due to injuries.
- He issued a challenge to his long-time rival MVP, who was wrestling in Japan at the time, to one final match at “Crossfire Live!” in Nashville which was held on 19th May 2012 and benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Hardy won the match.
- Throughout 2012, he wrestled sporadically on the independent circuit, working with promotions such as Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Syndicate, and Northeast Wrestling.
- On 5th October he was defeated by Kevin Steen at Pro Wrestling Xperience’s An Evil Twist of Fate and on 11th November, Matt, as the masked wrestler Rahway Reaper, defeated the Pro Wrestling Syndicate Kevin Matthews, winning the championship.
- On 9th February 2013, Hardy lost the Pro Wrestling Syndicate Championship back to Matthews.
- On 16th February 2013, at Family Wrestling Entertainment’s No Limit, Hardy wrestled a TLC match for the “FWE Heavyweight Championship” against the champion Carlito and Tommy Dreamer, but he was defeated.
- At WrestleCade, he defeated Carlito to become the first-ever WrestleCade Champion on 30th November 2013.
- On 3rd May 2014, following a match between Christian York and Drolix, Hardy defeated Drolix to become the new “MCW Heavyweight Champion”.
- He lost the MCW Heavyweight Championship back to Drolix, following outside interference from Kevin Eck on 4th October.
- On 9th February 2015, he appeared on FWE’s “No Limits 2015” iPPV, challenging Drew Galloway for the ICW World Heavyweight Championship, but was defeated.
- He regained the title in a triple-threat cage match against Jarrett and Ethan Carter III in Hickory, North Carolina on 20th May 2016. He appeared at the #DELETEWCPW event for “What Culture Pro Wrestling (WCPW)” in Nottingham, England on 30th November.
Return to ROH (2012-2014)
- At Death Before Dishonor X: the State of Emergency in 2012, Matt returned to Ring of Honor, confronting Adam Cole and challenging him to a match for the “ROH World Television Championship”.
- At the following iPPV, 11th Anniversary Show on 2nd March 2013, Hardy joined the villainous S.C.U.M. stable.
- On 22nd June at Best in the World 2013, he defeated former S.C.U.M. stablemate Kevin Steen in a No Disqualification match to become the number one contender to the “ROH World Championship”.
- He received his title shot at the following day’s Ring of Honor Wrestling tapings but was defeated by the defending champion, Jay Briscoe.
- On 14th December 2013 at Final Battle 2013, Matt defeated Adam Page in a singles match; later on, in the main event, he aided Adam Cole in retaining his title and forming a tag team with him. After aiding Cole at Supercard of Honor VIII, Hardy was given Jay Briscoe’s unofficial “Real World Title” belt, which he renamed the “ROH Iconic Championship”.
Return to OMEGA (2013-2018)
- Matt Hardy announced that OMEGA would return in January 2013 with an event titled “Chinlock For Chuck”.
- At “Chapel Thrill”, Hardy announced a Tournament for the “OMEGA Heavyweight Championship” which featured himself vs. CW Anderson and Shane “Hurricane” Helms vs. “The King” Shane Williams on 12th October 2013.
- He won the OMEGA Heavyweight Championship for the second time, defeating former student Trevor Lee on 21st November 2015.
- On 29th January The Hardys won the “OMEGA Tag Team Championships”.
Return to TNA Return to TNA
The Hardys’ third reunion (2014-2015)
- Hardy returned to TNA and reunited with Jeff to reform The Hardys for the third time on 24th July 2014.
- At the Destination X episode of Impact Wrestling, The Hardys were defeated by The Wolves in a match for the TNA World Tag Team Championship.
- On 22nd October The Hardys entered a number one contender’s tournament for the “TNA World Tag Team Championship” defeating The BroMans (Jessie Godderz and DJ Z) in the first round of the tournament.
- On the 20th February episode of Impact Wrestling, Hardy and The Wolves defeated The Revolution in a six-man tag team match.
- In March, The Hardys participated in a tournament for the vacant TNA World Tag Team Championship. On 16th March 2015, Matt and Jeff won an Ultimate X match for the titles.
- On 8th May 2015, he vacated the “TNA World Tag Team Championship” due to his brother Jeff being injured.
World Heavyweight Champion (2015-2016)
- He was among the five wrestlers who competed for the “TNA King of the Mountain Championship” at Slammiversary, with Jeff Jarrett ultimately emerging victorious on 28th June 2015.
- Hardy requested a world title shot against Ethan Carter III but was denied and forced to face the Dirty Heels.
- On the 5th August episode of Impact Wrestling, Hardy got his shot at the title against EC3 in a Full Metal Mayhem match but failed to win the title. On 2nd September episode of Impact Wrestling, he got another shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against EC3, but again failed to win the title; as part of the storyline.
- On 4th October at Bound for Glory, Matt won the “TNA World Heavyweight Championship” by pinning Galloway.
- He won the TNA World Title from EC3 on 13th January 2016 episode of Impact Wrestling, becoming the first man to defeat him in a one-on-one match in TNA.
- On the 19th April episode of Impact Wrestling, and a Quit match ended in a no-contest as both Matt and Jeff were badly injured and Matt was taken out to the hospital on a stretcher.
The Broken Universe (2016-2017)
- Matt returned on 17th May episode of Impact Wrestling, revealing himself to be one of the impostor Willows behind the attacks on Jeff.
- On 12th June at Slammiversary, Matt was defeated by Jeff in a Full Metal Mayhem match. On the 21st June episode of Impact Wrestling, he was once again defeated by Jeff in a Six Sides of Steel match. On the 28th June episode of Impact Wrestling, he challenged Jeff to a final battle with the Hardy brand on the line, to take place at their home in Cameron, North Carolina the next week.
- Finally on 5th July, during the special episode “The Final Deletion”, he defeated Jeff in the match to become the sole owner of the Hardy brand, forcing Jeff to drop his last name and become referred to as “Brother Nero”.
- At Bound for Glory, the Hardys defeated Decay in “The Great War” to win the TNA World Tag Team Championship for the second time. On the 6th October episode of Impact Wrestling, they successfully defended their titles against Decay, in a Wolf Creek match.
- On 15th December, during the special episode “Total Nonstop Deletion”, they were once again successful in retaining.
- The Hardys successfully defended their titles against The Wolves on 12th January 2017 episode of Impact Wrestling.
- On 27th February, he announced that both he and Jeff had finally left TNA, following years of speculation, with their contracts expiring that week.
Broken gimmick legal battle
- Shortly after the departure of Hardy and Jeff from TNA was made public, Matt’s wife, Reby, went on a social media tirade in which she repeatedly slammed TNA, the company’s new management and the way in which contract negotiations between the company and the Hardy family were conducted.
- Newly appointed Impact Wrestling President Ed Nordholm credits the invention of and the vision behind the Broken gimmick to Jeremy Borash, Dave Lagana, and Billy Corgan, and while Borash specifically had the most input into the gimmick of the three aside from Matt, the Hardy family deny that Borash was the sole person behind the gimmick.
- Impact Wrestling changed its policy in November 2017, allowing all talent to retain complete ownership over their intellectual property, essentially forfeiting ownership of the “Broken” character to Hardy.
- On 31st January 2018, the legal battle officially concluded when Hardy legally acquired ownership of all trademarks related to the Broken universe and the Broken gimmick, which includes ‘Broken Matt’, ‘Brother Nero’, ‘Broken Brilliance’ and ‘Vanguard1’.
International matches (2014-2015)
- Hardy traveled to Japan to compete for Wrestle-1 at the promotions Keiji Muto 30th Anniversary Hold Out show in a triple threat match against Seiya Sanada and Tajiri on 1st November 2014, which he lost.
- On 24th May 2015, he traveled to Mexico to compete as a team captain for Team TNA/Lucha Underground with teammates Mr. Anderson and Johnny Mundo at Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide’s 2015 Lucha Libre World Cup pay-per-view show.
Second return to ROH (2016-2017)
- Matt Hardy returned to ROH for the second time while still under contract with TNA on 2nd December 2016, appearing at the promotions Final Battle pay-per-view show as Broken Matt, where a video message showed him addressing The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) and The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe).
- On 4th March 2017, in the same week that both Matt and Jeff were released from TNA, The Hardys defeated The Young Bucks in an impromptu match at ROH’s 2017 installment of the company’s Manhattan Mayhem show series to become the new “ROH World Tag Team Champions” for the first time.
- The Hardys successfully defended the “ROH World Tag Team Championship” for the first time at ROH’s 15th Anniversary pay-per-view show against The Young Bucks and Roppongi on 10th March.
- On 11th March, The Hardys once again retained the titles, this time against The Briscoes at a set of Ring of Honor Wrestling television tapings but lost the titles back to The Young Bucks in a ladder match on 1st April at ROH’s Supercard of Honor XI pay-per-view show, which would be the final ROH appearances for both Hardys in this tenure with the promotion.
Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Champion (2017-2019)
- At the WrestleMania 33 pay-per-view on 2nd April 2017, Matt made his surprise return to WWE, along with his brother Jeff Hardy, being added as last-minute participants in the ladder match for the “Raw Tag Team Championship”, defeating Gallows and Anderson, Cesaro and Sheamus, and Enzo and Cass to win the Raw Tag Team Championship.
- At Payback, The Hardy Boyz retained their championships against Cesaro and Sheamus, who attacked them after the match.
- Subsequently, at Extreme Rules, The Hardy Boyz lost the titles against Cesaro and Sheamus in a steel cage match and failed to regain it back the following month at the Great Balls of Fire event.
- Wyatt defeated Hardy at Raw 25 on 22nd January 2018, and Hardy defeated Wyatt at Elimination Chamber on 25th February. Their final match happened on 19th March episode of Raw.
- At WrestleMania 34 on 7th April Hardy competed in the annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and won the match due to a distraction by the returning Wyatt.
- On the 23rd July episode of Raw, Hardy and Wyatt received a rematch for the titles but were again defeated by The B-Team.
- After more than seven months of absence from television, Hardy returned on 26th February 2019 episode of SmackDown Live, teaming with his brother Jeff to defeat The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus).
- He competed in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 35 on 7th April but was eliminated by the eventual winner, Braun Strowman.
- Two days later on SmackDown Live, The Hardy Boyz defeated The Usos to win the “SmackDown Tag Team Championship”.
Final storylines and departure (2019-2020)
- At Super ShowDown on 7th June, Matt competed in the 51-man Battle Royal, which was eventually won by Mansoor.
- He confronted Randy Orton about Orton’s attack on Edge two weeks earlier on 10th February 2020, Hardy was then viciously attacked by Orton.
- He announced his departure from WWE through his official YouTube channel on 2nd March, where Matt said that while he’s grateful towards the people behind the scenes, he said he is also on different pages with WWE as he feels he needs to have a creative input and still has more to give. Later that day, WWE announced that his contract had expired.
All Elite Wrestling (2020-present)
- Matt made his AEW debut, reverting to his “Broken” gimmick and being announced as the replacement for the kayfabe injured Nick Jackson on The Elite’s team at AEW Blood and Guts on 18th March episode of AEW Dynamite.
- On 6th May 2020 edition of AEW Dynamite, he wrestled his first match with AEW, teaming up with Kenny Omega for a street fight against Le Sex Gods, Chris Jericho, and Sammy Guevara.
- Hardy and Omega again teamed up to face Santana and Ortiz, this time winning after Hardy pinned Ortiz on the 13th May episode of Dynamite.
- On the 20th May episode of Dynamite, he wrestled in his first one-on-one match in AEW, defeating Sammy Guevara via pinfall.
- Matt Hardy teamed with The Elite against The Inner Circle in the first-ever “Stadium Stampede” match at Double or Nothing in a winning effort.
- During the fight, Santana and Ortiz dunked Matt in the stadium pool, which acted as a version of the Lake of Reincarnation, as he kept cycling through his various gimmicks throughout his career when he surfaced. Since then, Matt began referring to himself as the “Multifarious” Matt Hardy, allowing him to assume any one of his multiple gimmicks.
Professional wrestling style
After the creation of Matt’s broken character, he was praised by several wrestlers and critics for reinventing himself several times during his career. Hardy has won the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Best Gimmick award two times under two different characters: once in 2002 and again in 2016 during his career.
Awards and Achievement of Matt Hardy
- ASW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jeff Hardy
- The Crash Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jeff Hardy
- FSW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- HOG Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jeff Hardy
- MCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- MCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jeff Hardy
- Extreme Rising World Championship (1 time)
- NCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- NCW Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- NDW Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- NDW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jeff Hardy
- NEWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- NEWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2012)
- NFWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- NFWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Venom
- NWA 2000 Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jeff Hardy
- OMEGA Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
- OMEGA Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Jeff Hardy
- PWS Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Comeback of the Year (2017) with Jeff Hardy
- Feud of the Year (2005) vs. Edge and Lita
- Match of the Year (2000) with Jeff Hardy vs. The Dudley Boyz and Edge and Christian in a triangle ladder match at WrestleMania 2000
- Match of the Year (2001) with Jeff Hardy vs. The Dudley Boyz and Edge and Christian in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match at WrestleMania X-Seven
- Tag Team of the Year (2000) with Jeff Hardy
- Ranked No. 17 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2003
- PWS Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Remix Pro Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Facade
- ROH World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jeff Hardy
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
- TNA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Jeff Hardy/Brother Nero
- World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE
- ECW Championship (1 time)
- WCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jeff Hardy
- WWE Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
- WWE (Raw) Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Montel Vontavious Porter, Jeff Hardy, and Bray Wyatt
- WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jeff Hardy
- WWE United States Championship (1 time)
- WWF European Championship (1 time)
- WWF Hardcore Championship (1 time)
- WWF/World Tag Team Championship (6 times) – with Jeff Hardy
- Bragging Rights Trophy (2009) – with Team SmackDown (Chris Jericho, Kane, R-Truth, Finlay, David Hart Smith, and Tyson Kidd)
- Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy (2018)
- Terri Invitational Tournament (1999) – with Jeff Hardy
- WrestleCade Championship (2 times)
- Best Gimmick (2002, 2016)
- Worst Feud of the Year (2004) with Lita vs. Kane
- Wrestling Superstar Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jeff Hardy
Personal life of Matt Hardy
Regarding Matt’s personal life, he is a married guy. He was in a six-year relationship with former WWE wrestler Amy Dumas. They first met in January 1999 at an NWA Mid-Atlantic show but did not begin dating until a few months later. They broke up in February 2005 when he discovered that she was having an affair with one of Hardy’s close friends, fellow wrestler Adam Copeland. Hardy also dated late WWE Diva Ashley Massaro. Matt Hardy married Rebecca “Reby Sky” Reyes on 5th October 2013. They had their first child, a son, Maxel on 23rd June 2015. On 8th June 2017, Hardy and Reby welcomed their second son, Wolfgang Xander. On 4th December 2019, Reby gave birth to their third son, Bartholomew “Bartie” Kit. He had previously been an addict and credits his wife for helping him get clean. And talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.
Net Worth of Matt Hardy
Moving towards Matt’s net worth, it is around $5 million dollars as of 2020. He had earned a huge amount of money from his wrestling career, which is because of his hard work. Matt had also a handsome amount of salary, which is around $650 thousand. His source of income is from a wrestling career. He is living standard life and enjoying his life with her wife and children.
Body Measurement of Matt Hardy
Talking about Hardy’s body measurement, he has a perfect height of 6 ft 2 in or 188 cm. Matt’s body weight is around 236 lb or 107 kg. He has a handsome body with a charming smile which has attracted many people. And regarding his body build, it’s athletic. Similarly, his body measurement is 52-36-19. His hair color is brown and his eyes too. He is keeping his body healthy, fit, and fine as a wrestler.