Matt Hardy has given his thoughts on what could lead to his retirement after a legendary career in pro wrestling.
After more than 30+ years in pro wrestling and over 25 years of that being on television in major promotions, Matt Hardy has nothing left to prove in the pro wrestling business. He is obviously a WWE Hall of Famer some day along with his brother Jeff Hardy since they are one of the best tag teams ever while also accomplishing a lot in singles as well.
For the last three years, Matt Hardy has been part of the All Elite Wrestling as a veteran wrestler who has worked with plenty of younger talent, especially the Private Party tag team.
As a 49-year-old, Matt Hardy is one of the older guys on the roster, but he still gets in the ring and does the best he can. Matt may not move as fast as he did 25 years ago or jump off the ropes as much, but he knows how to get a reaction and is highly respected.
On his Extreme Life Of Matt Hardy podcast, Hardy admitted he didn’t know when retirement would come because he has to listen to his body.
“I don’t know. I will leave that up to my body. I will let it determine how much longer I can do this. It’s my passion. It’s something I love. I’m at that point where I like giving back and I like helping other people as well. So I’m gonna do it as long as I can do it, you know, and when it’s time to hang it up and move on, I shall hang it up and move on.”
“There are so many amazing, great people out there who are so supportive and have followed me and my brother, Jeff, for the long haul. It’s amazing. When we come out on AEW, week in and week out, and we get that great reaction, and people still are showing love for us, and they’re chanting ‘Hardy,’ and they’re chanting ‘Delete,’ and they’re doing the ‘Delete swipe,’ it’s inspiring to me.”
It inspires me, it motivates me to continue to try to work hard to just be the best that I can and go out there and still do my gig and give them a Matt Hardy/Jeff Hardy memory.”
Matt Hardy competed in a championship match on AEW Dynamite against The Elite
This past Wednesday on AEW Dynamite, Matt Hardy teamed up with brother Jeff Hardy and Brother Zayn (Isiah Kassidy) against The Elite’s “Hangman” Adam Page, Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson for their ROH Trios Tag Team Titles.
Unfortunately for The Hardys and Brother Zay, they came up short in their quest to win the titles. The Young Bucks finished off Brother Zay with a BTE Trigger double knee strike for the win.