Matt Hardy hasn't appeared on WWE television much lately, having spent over five months away from the ring before returning on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw, where he lost to Buddy Murphy
Given his age, injury history and the fact that he's rarely been used on television some are wondering if Hardy could retire and/or leave WWE for a different promotion. That doesn't appear to be the case, however.
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, Hardy's contract runs up in Feb. 2020, though he and WWE have talked about a new contract. Johnson detailed the "sticking point" has revolved around "how Hardy will be used going forward."
Not only that, but Johnson noted that money isn't the problem in Hardy's contract talks with WWE. The future Hall of Famer knows that this would "likely be the final deal of his career." Because of this, Hardy hopes "to be used a certain way."
But if Matt ends up leaving WWE, don't expect Jeff to join him any time soon. The younger Hardy brother is sidelined with injury, and Johnson stated that WWE tacked additional time on his current deal. They did the same with Luke Harper, who asked to be released back in April.
Matt and Jeff have enjoyed illustrious runs together in WWE, but all good things must come to an end eventually. Both superstars have endured numerous injuries throughout their careers, so even if both stick around long-term, it wouldn't be a surprise if they were eventually used in part-time roles.
Expect Matt To Stay With WWE
WWE has refused to release disgruntled superstars in Harper, Mike Kanellis, Sin Cara and Oney Lorcan. They obviously don't want these wrestlers going to another company, and it's certainly the same case with Matt. WWE will surely do everything they can to accommodate Matt and keep him on board, rather than risk losing him to a rival promotion like AEW. If money isn't the issue, then we can expect them to reach a new deal with Hardy in short time.