Matt Hardy, a professional wrestling legend, discusses why he won’t return to the WWE, sparking further AEW rumors.


Professional wrestling legend Matt Hardy, one-half of The Hardy Boyz ‘ legendary tag team, is reportedly considering signing with All Elite Wrestling after his WWE contract expires. Hardy, 45, was recently televised after an assault by Randy Orton, which only fueled speculation that he would soon be wrestling for the promotion of the competitor.

Immediately after officially expiring his WWE contract, Hardy posted a video on YouTube explaining why he will not be going forward with the company.

“It’s just time for me to take a break and become a free agent,” he said. “I didn’t want to leave WWE because it is my home. The reason I needed to leave WWE is because when it comes to my creative stance and my creative outlook on myself and my career and how I wanted to go for these last three or four years that I have to spend as an active in-ring competitor, I just think myself and WWE are on different pages.”

“I want to enter a creative renaissance and I want to have non-stop input on my creative process,” Hardy said. “I think that’s where WWE and I are on different pages.”

Check out his full thoughts in the video embedded below.