Following the news of Jeff Hardy’s release from WWE, Matt Hardy has hinted at a possible Team Xtreme reunion.
On December 9th, Jeff Hardy was released from his WWE contract. This followed reports of a “rough night” at a recent WWE Live Event which led to him being sent home from the road. It has also been reported that Hardy had displayed “erratic” behaviour at the event and had missed a number of signings and appearances.
His release was allegedly decided after he refused to take up WWE’s offer of help and rehab.
While the wrestling world is naturally concerned for the former WWE Champion’s health and welfare, there has also been speculation about when he will next be seen in the ring. One suggestion has been that he will once again team up with his brother Matt, this time in AEW.
Now, Matt Hardy has added more fuel to the fire, posting on Twitter that he feels “xtremely good about the future.”
This is likely a reference to the wildly popular unit formed by the Hardy Boyz and Lita in the early 2000s, which was known as ‘Team Xtreme’.
I feel xtremely good about the future.
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) December 11, 2021
If the reunion does happen, however, it is likely a long way off, as Jeff Hardy reportedly has to fulfil the 90-day no-compete clause in his WWE contract before he can appear elsewhere.
In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer gave some further details on the situation, saying WWE felt they had no choice to release Hardy, even though he may sign with AEW. For his part, it is said that Hardy knew that turning down WWE’s offer of rehab would lead to his release.