Matt Hardy, or how he’s referred to in WWE now, Woken Matt Hardy, has officially announced his retirement from in-ring competition in wrestling. It’s not exactly surprising given the type of brutal punishment the wrestler took over the years, but it does bring an end to a very short run in his return to WWE.
In the video below, Hardy says “it’s time go home”.
In a tweet, he said to support Bray Wyatt moving forward:
Thanks for the massive love tonight, #WWECorpusChristi.. I fulfilled my final advertised live event commitment.
— MATTHEW MOORE HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) September 16, 2018
Fan reaction followed:
Matt Hardy has officially retired from in-ring competition.
How has his career been over the yrs? pic.twitter.com/q4ZzXXgeBw
— ☞ Z-R0 ☜ (@The__Youtuber) September 16, 2018
I still can’t believe we lost Paige, Jason Jordan and Matt Hardy all within one year.
— 🌹 (@HoundsOfPTO) September 15, 2018
Matt Hardy was part of an era defining tag team that had an incredible run, was a pretty darn great TV worker in between, and re-invented himself 20+ years in to drag out 2 more years and another run in WWE.
That’s one pretty damn amazing career.
— Jake Nazar (@ATVS_JakeNazar) September 16, 2018
If it is the end for Matt Hardy as an in-ring competitor then what a run.
— WWE Critics (@WWECritics) September 16, 2018
Matt Hardy is one of the most underrated wrestlers in the history of WWE. I always feel like he never got the credit he deserved. As much as I love both Matt and Jeff, I was always in the minority and was a bigger fan of Matt. It sucks to see your career end. #ThankYouMatt pic.twitter.com/mo9kPav1Tv
— TWC (@TheWrestlingCov) September 16, 2018
If it really is the end (Hardy says “never say never”) then Hardy will go down as one of the more memorable stars of the Attitude Era – along with his brother, Jeff Hardy. We should soon see Hardy in the WWE Hall of Fame following this announcement.