Matt Hardy Says He Hasn’t Ruled Out A Return To AEW

Matt Hardy is a free agent, and there has been speculation online about where he will end up. He has yet to sign with any company.

On the most recent “Extreme Life of Matt Hardy” podcast, Matt discussed his contract expiring at the end of last weekend.

“Sunday night into Monday morning at midnight, that is when my contract expired. So yes, I am a free agent right now. Just negotiating, talking. I have interacted with everyone. I’m still interacting with AEW and that’s where we’re at right now. Whenever my deal ended up running out, that allowed me the opportunity to negotiate and speak to everyone available, you know, really weighing all my options and that’s what I’m doing right now.”

“If you’re an indie promoter and you’re listening to this, I have gotten so many texts and emails and stuff from independent promoters and whatnot, so I’m gonna hold off on that a little bit. I’m trying to figure out what I’m doing in the big scheme of things and then I’ll kind of go from there. I’m working on things, but if you don’t hear back from me, don’t take it personally because I’m very overwhelmed with all the people that have reached out and requests, especially indie promoters, but I’m working to get back to everybody as much as possible and I’m figuring out what I’m going to be doing. I’m in no rush to do it. I’m also going to say that, like, I want to make sure I go to the best place possible. I don’t want to make a quick decision. I want to make sure that I am doing the right thing for me long term. So that’s where I’m at.”

On if he’s ruled out returning to AEW:

“No. Not at all. I think as time continued to move on and we were so close to the finish line so to say, I do think I wanted to wait until everything ran out where I could weigh all my options, you know, I could do things correctly from a legal standpoint and figure out what I want to do next.”

“I just want to reiterate, I love AEW. I think AEW is paramount to the health of the pro wrestling industry. I’m a big advocate of the schedule they have, especially having four young children and a family. That kind of changes everything. You want your schedule to be as smart as possible when you get a little older, especially if you want to be here to see your kids grow up. So yeah, I am certainly not ruling that out. I would love to do that because I do love the schedule, but once again, I just want to make sure that all my boxes that I’m looking to check are checked as far as wherever I’m going and end up at.”

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