Matt Hardy
professional wrestler
Matt Hardy
Matthew Moore "Matt" Hardy is a American professional wrestler best known for his stint in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and has also appeared in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). Before signing with WWE, Hardy, with his brother Jeff, founded a wrestling organization called Organization of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts (OMEGA). While there, Hardy held many championships including the Heavyweight and Tag Team Championship, which he held with Jeff.
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Matt Hardy's personal information overview.
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India's New Math Hardly Solves Old Problems
Wall Street Journal - about 2 years
India’s new calculations for gross domestic product now flatter the official view of the economy. The true picture of growth remains murky as ever.
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#TebowCallMatt Campaign Connects Accident Survivor With Hero
Huffington Post - about 4 years
With an assist from Twitter, New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow and Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin had a chance to lift the spirits of two teenagers who remain hospitalized after a car accident that claimed the lives of two of their friends. On Saturday night, high school students Chris Stewart, Deanna Rivers, Matt Hardy and Bailey Wind were involved in a car accident in upstate New York. Stewart and Rivers did not survive the two-car crash. According to police, the driver of the other car was under the influence of alcohol when he veered into the vehicle carrying the four teens, via WNYT in Albany. Hardy is a junior at Shenendehowa High School, who plays football, baseball and basketball, according to the Berkshire Eagle. On Monday night, he was in stable condition at Albany Medical Center with a concussion and broken bones. Wind, a member of the diving team at Shaker High School, per the Times Union, remained in serious condition on Monday night with broken bones. ...
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Matt Hardy has an interesting theory on why tag team wrestling struggles in today's WWE
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
As Triple H started taking over more and more duties backstage at WWE in regards to Talent Relations, we were alerted to multiple reports from those "in the know" that one of his main goals was to slowly but surely rebuild the tag team division. It's been slow, for sure, but the company has managed to establish a few teams that generally get TV time on both Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown, not to mention Superstars, WWE's online only show. Kofi Kingston and R-Truth are the champions with the Primetime Players rising to prominence as foils and Epico and Primo trailing right behind them. Throw in Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks, The Usos, and any number of other random combinations of two guys they can put together at a moment's notice and you could almost pass this rag tag group of guys off as a legitimate division. But that doesn't mean it's anywhere near as interesting or successful as it's been in times past in the 80s and 90s. But why is that? Is it becaus ...
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Rising Stars to Participate in MCW's Shamrock Cup
Essex-Middle River Patch - over 4 years
AJ Winkler’s life took a dramatic turn when he was just 6 years old. It was during that time that he walked in on his father watching a pro wrestling match on TV. Winkler was mesmerized by the action in the ring and knew that was something he wanted to do one day. Fourteen years later, Winkler is doing just that, as he is an up-and-coming pro wrestler on the independent scene. Going by the ring name Alexander James, he has attracted the attention of many of the pro wrestling promotions on the East Coast, including Maryland Championship Wrestling. MCW, which is co-owned by Middle River resident Dan McDevitt, thinks so highly of Winkler that they have booked him as one of the eight participants in the 12th annual Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup, set for July 7 at the New Green Room in Dundalk. The Shamrock Cup is named in honor of the late Brian “Shane Shamrock” Howser, a popular wrestler in Maryland and MCW’s “Lifetime Light Heavyweight Champion.” He was just 23 when he was kill ...
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Sabu and Matt Hardy booked for Extreme Reunion return events
Cageside Seats - over 4 years
The biggest independent show of the year so far, Shane Douglas' Extreme Reunion event, was a complete debacle, thanks in part to scheduled headliner Sabu being hospitalised before the event due to intoxication and not recovering in time to wrestle. Douglas seemed to have quickly learnt his lesson about relying upon the most unreliable ECW alumni for future shows, claiming that after the dark spots that blighted his first event he would radically overhaul the roster and remove all toxic elements from his locker room. But next weekend, in the first return events since the Reunion, Douglas is set to roll the dice again by using two performers with a checkered history of substance abuse problems. In quite the turnaround, Sabu has now been added to lineups for the Extreme Rising events in Corona, NY and Philadelphia, PA on June 29th and 30th, respectively, which is probably an attempt to drive late ticket sales and walk up business. Douglas, had prepared the ground for Sabu' ...
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In Photos: WWE Superstars Help Raise Funds for Newark
Newark Patch - almost 5 years
The Super-Plex, Twist of Fate, and sudden Spears all were maneuvers dished out at the Newark Memorial High School Event Center by wrestling legends who came to town to support the high school on Saturday. Longtime industry veteran Kirk White and his independent wrestling agency Big Time Wrestling held its BTW SuperShow 2012, in which attendees had the opportunity to get signatures and meet former World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars: "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters, Daivari, Bobby Lashley, and former one-half WWE Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy.        Dozens lined up before 6 p.m. to experience the "meet & greet" before the show's 7:30 PM starting bell time. Tables were lined with merchandise and spots for each wrestler to set up for signatures. Once the doors flew open, anxious fans filed in to meet the four former-WWE stars of the evening. There was a buzz in the pavilion and fans were in a festive mood as event goers got their one-on-one time with the superstars.      ...
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Get Out Weekend Planner: Hooray for Hollywood, a Flea Market for Education, and More
Newark Patch - almost 5 years
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit this weekend.   1. THE "NO MORE WHISPERS" TEEN SUMMIT Where/When: The Ralph and Mary Ruggieri Senior Center, 33997 Alvarado Niles Road, Union City. This Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Why Go: “No More Whispers” is a day for young adults to come together to unite against issues that teens battle with on a daily basis. Teens deal with rumors, pressure from peers and parents, being bullied, depression, alienation, abuse at home or from boyfriends/girlfriends, and more, and they need to know they are not alone and there is help. This event offers workshops and teen roundtables on topics such as cyber-bullying, body image, being positive, "sexting" and much more. “No More Whispers!” means teens can come and speak out about these topics or listen to others and learn how th ...
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Backstage News, Plans for Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena at WWE Extreme Rules
Headline Planet - almost 5 years
The show is nowhere near as big, but Sunday’s WWE Extreme Rules, featuring Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena as the main-event, has as much intrigue as Cena’s preceding PPV bout with The Rock. As a very pricey, year-long investment, Lesnar truly should represent the priority in this bout, and no matter how the finish is booked, he needs to look like the superior draw. In addition to potential more Lesnar vs. Cena this year, F4WOnline.com reports that WWE is also eyeing Lesnar vs. Orton and possibly even Lesnar vs. CM Punk on the road to a WrestleMania match with someone like The Rock, Steve Austin or Undertaker. He will not be around every week, but as a key part of WWE’s pay-per-view strategy for the year, he has to look strong. That said, John Cena is coming off a loss to a non-regular performer and has looked weak in the build-up to this match, so there will obviously be a school of thought pushing for an even, back-and-forth match. As it stands, there are actually major “insiders ...
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A2Z Analysiz: WWE Extreme Rules 2009 (Jeff Hardy, Edge)
Inside Pulse- Wrestling - almost 5 years
For an easy to navigate archive of all my WWE DVD reviews, Click Right Here! New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, Louisiana – June 7, 2009 MATCH #1: Fatal Four-Way Match for the United States Championship – Kofi Kingston vs. MVP vs. Matt Hardy vs. William Regal Kingston has been the champion since 6.1.09, and this is his first defense. Regal and Hardy appear to make an alliance, but it takes about a second before Regal sacrifices him to the wolves. Hardy bails to the floor and pulls MVP out with him, and then Kingston follows them out with a slingshot dive to wipe them both out. Back in the ring Kingston hits a cross body off the top rope on Regal for a two-count. MVP breaks it up and he and Kingston exchange some moves before Regal breaks them up and goes after the champion. Regal takes Kingston up top for the butterfly superplex and MVP tries to get work in a Tower of Doom spot but they mess it up and everyone just kind of crumples to the mat. Hardy makes his way back in and trie ...
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Matt Hardy to return to WWE, once again – Wrestling news
Bettor - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-595667" href="/matt+hardy+1">Matt Hardy</a> to return to WWE, once again – Wrestling news <a class="fplink fp-595667" href="/matt+hardy+1">Matt Hardy</a>, former WWE star, is supposedly making a ring return at the March 3 AIWF Mid-Atlantic Wrestling event being held in Thomasville, North Carolina. Matt, the former ECW champion, is advertised for the event to face Louis Moore, Sudden Impact, in the main event. <a class="fplink fp-595667" href="/matt+hardy+1">Matt Hardy</a> has been one of the most controversial stars of WWE, especially after feuds with brother, Jeff Hardy, and former champion Kane. Matt announced his retirement...
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Matt Hardy Ordered To Return To Rehab, Update On Future Court Appearances
Wrestling News Source - about 5 years
A judge in Carthage, North Carolina has ordered the bond of <a class="fplink fp-595667" href="/matt+hardy">Matt Hardy</a> to be reduced from $1,000,000 to $100,000 on the condition that Hardy immediately return to a rehabilitation facility once he posts bond. This move was objected by the prosecution on the grounds that Hardy had previously been released from jail to attend rehab only to be sent home from the facility, but the judge overruled the prosecution's objection in this case. The judge has also ordered that if Hardy fails to complete his rehab, he will be immediately sent back to jail and his bond will be set at $250,000. Meanwhile, Hardy still has the following court dates to attend on the following charges: November 20, 2011: Driving While Impaired December 1, 2011: Felony Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, and/or Deliver a Schedule 3 Controlled Substance; Felony Possession of a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance; Felony Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling for Controlled Sub ...
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Matt Hardy Involved In Car Crash Before First Arrest - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - over 5 years
The The Fayetteville Observer reported Thursday that on the day prior to Matt Hardy&#39;s arrest on August 20, 2011 for driving while intoxicated in Moore County, North Carolina, he was involved in a car crash ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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Matt Hardy's Random Tweet, No Surrender Note, Jarrett - Daily DDT
Google News - over 5 years
For what it&#39;s worth, Matt Hardy wrote the following on Twitter last night: “For the first time in my life, I was framed.. 0, 0, and O.. I&#39;m truly appalled. This will not go down without a fight! Looks like I&#39;ve got a bull&#39;s eye on my head
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Eric Bischoff Lashes Out At Matt Hardy - Details - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - over 5 years
Eric Bischoff stated on this week&#39;s episode of Monday Night Mayhem that some TNA Wrestling officials wanted to cut ties with Matt Hardy prior to his arrest on August 20, 2011 for driving while intoxicated. ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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WWE and TNA: Awesome Thoughts on Matt Hardy, John Cena, Sin Cara and More! - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Welcome to my second edition of the Awesome Thoughts segment starring Matt Hardy, John Cena and Sin Cara. My first edition of Awesome Thoughts can be viewed here. This article goes through more emotions than this promo. Awesome Thoughts will now take
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Police Check On Matt Hardy, Respond To His Condition - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - over 5 years
FayObserver.com has an article about the fake suicide video that Matt Hardy posted on his Youtube account last night. The video, which has since been pulled from YouTube, was all text on a black background and ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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Matt Hardy Thanks Fans On Twitter Following DWI Arrest - Wrestle Heat
Google News - over 5 years
Matt Hardy wrote the following on Twitter today: “Thank you all SOO very much for all the support you&#39;ve given me thru this hard time, like a Phoenix, I will rise above this all! I have so many people to return calls to, text, DMs, &amp; e-mails as well, ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Matt Hardy
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 41
    Hardy regained the Wrestlecade Championship in a triple-threat cage match against Jarrett and Ethan Carter III in Hickory, NC on May 20, 2016.
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    Hardy won the TNA World Title from EC3 on the January 19, 2016 episode of Impact Wrestling, becoming the first man to defeat him in a one-on-one match in TNA.
    More Details Hide Details During the match a double turn took place; Hardy turned heel after Tyrus betrayed EC3. The following week on Impact Wrestling, Jeff Hardy had confronted him about last week and issued a challenge to Matt for the World Heavyweight title in the main event and Matt accepted. However, later before the main event could begin, Eric Young and Bram would attack Jeff from behind. Kurt Angle would then come out to try save Jeff and Matt would have Tyrus attack Angle from behind. While Matt watched from the ramp, Young hit Jeff with the Piledriver off the apron through a table. The following week, he successfully retained his title against Kurt Angle. At Lockdown, he retained his title in a Six-side of steel match against Ethan Carter III, with the help of Rockstar Spud. He lost his title against Drew Galloway, after a match featuring EC3 and Jeff Hardy.
    The semifinals and finals were held on the January 5, 2016, live episode of Impact Wrestling during its debut on Pop TV, in which he defeated Eric Young to advance to the final round.
    More Details Hide Details Hardy faced EC3 in the TNA World Title Series finals, but lost the match via pinfall.
    In 2016, Hardy would defend the TNA and OMEGA Titles jointly at OMEGA events as part of his "only true world champion" gimmick.
    More Details Hide Details On September 11, 2012, ROH announced that Hardy would be returning to the promotion, with his first appearance being at Death Before Dishonor X: State of Emergency. At the pay-per-view, Hardy confronted Adam Cole and challenged him to a match for the ROH World Television Championship, thus establishing himself as a babyface character. On December 16 at Final Battle 2012: Doomsday, Hardy defeated Cole in a non-title match. At the following iPPV, 11th Anniversary Show on March 2, 2013, Hardy joined the villainous S.C.U.M. stable. On April 5 at the Supercard of Honor VII iPPV, Hardy unsuccessfully challenged Matt Taven for the ROH World Television Championship in a three way elimination match, which also included Adam Cole. On June 22 at Best in the World 2013, Hardy defeated former S.C.U.M. stablemate Kevin Steen in a No Disqualification match to become the number one contender to the ROH World Championship. Hardy received his title shot at the following day's Ring of Honor Wrestling tapings, but was defeated by the defending champion, Jay Briscoe. Later that same day, S.C.U.M. was forced to disband after losing a Steel Cage Warfare match against Team ROH. On December 14, 2013 at Final Battle 2013, Hardy defeated Adam Page in a singles match, later on in the main event Hardy aided Adam Cole in retaining his title and forming a tag team with him.
  • 2015
    Age 40
    On the January 16, 2015 episode of Impact Wrestling, The Hardys defeated the Wolves.
    More Details Hide Details At the Lockdown episode of Impact Wrestling, The Hardy Boyz were defeated by The Revolution in a six sides of steel cage match for the TNA World Tag Team Championship. On the February 20 episode of Impact Wrestling, Hardy and The Wolves defeated The Revolution in a six-man tag team match.
    On November 28, 2015, Hardy lost the WrestleCade Championship to Jeff Jarrett at WrestleCade IV in Winston-Salem, NC after taking two guitar shots to the head, which opened a six-inch gash on his head, which later required 38 stitches to close.
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    On November 21, 2015, Hardy won the OMEGA Heavyweight Championship for the second time, defeating former student Trevor Lee.
    More Details Hide Details Following this, Hardy (upon regaining the TNA World Title as part of his villainous egotistical "Iconic" gimmick) began proclaiming himself to be the only world champion that matters, and the only "true" world champion in wrestling, as he held both the TNA and OMEGA Championships, which (according to him) put him above any other promotions' world champions.
    Reby and Maxel were in attendance at Bound for Glory in 2015, in Hardy's home state of North Carolina, when Hardy won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and were seen celebrating with him afterwards.
    More Details Hide Details 1 The title was vacated in 1999 due to The Hardy Boyz signing contracts with the WWF.
    On June 23, 2015, Hardy and Sky welcomed their first child, a boy named Maxel "Max" Hardy.
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    On May 8, 2015, Hardy vacated the TNA World Tag Team Championship due to his brother Jeff being injured. On June 28, 2015, Matt was among the five wrestlers who competed for the TNA King of the Mountain Championship at Slammiversary, with Jeff Jarrett ultimately emerging victorious.
    More Details Hide Details On the July 8 episode of Impact Wrestling, Hardy requested a world title shot against Ethan Carter III, but was denied and forced to face the Dirty Heels (Austin Aries and Bobby Roode) in a handicap match, which he lost. On the July 22 episode of Impact Wrestling, Hardy defeated Roode in a Tables match to become the #1 contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. On the August 5 episode of Impact Wrestling, Hardy got his shot at the title against EC3 in a Full Metal Mayhem match, but failed to win the title. On the August 5 episode of Impact Wrestling, Hardy defeated Tyrus. On the September 2 episode of Impact Wrestling, Hardy got another shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against EC3, but again failed to win the title; as part of the storyline, Jeff Hardy was forced to act as Ethan Carter's personal assistant. On the September 30 episode of Impact Wrestling, Hardy was added to the Ethan Carter III vs. Drew Galloway main event match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Bound for Glory after he and Galloway defeated Carter and Tyrus, making it a three-way match, following which Jeff, who EC3 had just "fired" in the previous episode, was revealed to be the special guest referee. On October 4 at Bound for Glory, Matt won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship by pinning Galloway, making Hardy the third man in professional wrestling history to win the ECW Championship and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship since Rob Van Dam and Lashley.
    On March 10, 2015, TNA announced that Hardy has signed a full-time contract with the company.
    More Details Hide Details In March, The Hardys participated in a tournament for the vacant TNA World Tag Team Championship. On March 16, 2015, Matt and Jeff won an Ultimate X match for the titles.
    On February 9, 2015, Hardy appeared on FWE's "No Limits 2015" iPPV, challenging Drew Galloway for the ICW World Heavyweight Championship, but was defeated.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 39
    On November 1, 2014, Hardy made his debut for the Japanese Wrestle-1 promotion, losing to Seiya Sanada in a three-way match, which also included Tajiri.
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    On June 14, 2014 at House of Hardcore 6, Hardy defeated Tommy Dreamer and Carlito in a three-way TLC match.
    More Details Hide Details At Maryland Championship Wrestling's Shane Shamrock Cup, Hardy defeated Luke Hawx in a TLC match for Hardy's MCW Heavyweight title and Hawx Extreme Rising World title. Hardy won the match, but he gave back the title to Hawx. On October 4, Hardy lost the MCW Heavyweight Chamapionship back to Drolix, following outside interference from Kevin Eck.
    On May 3, 2014, following a match between Christian York and Drolix, Hardy defeated Drolix to become the new MCW Heavyweight Champion.
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    On April 26, 2014, at OMEGA Chaos in Cameron The Hardys defeated The Briscoe Brothers.
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  • 2013
    Age 38
    Hardy married Reyes on October 5, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details On December 5, 2014 Hardy announced that he and Reby were expecting their first child, a boy.
    On February 9, 2013 Hardy lost the Pro Wrestling Syndicate Championship back to Kevin Matthews.
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    On November 30, 2013, at WrestleCade, Hardy defeated Carlito to become the first ever WrestleCade Champion.
    More Details Hide Details On December 28, at Extreme Rising Unfininished Business iPPV, Hardy was defeated by Luke Hawx in a steel cage grudge match, ending their year-long feud.
    On November 9, 2013, Hardy and Devon defeated Homicide and Eddie Kingston at House of Hardcore 3.
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    On January 15, 2013, Hardy announced the return of OMEGA in Durham, North Carolina the main event featured Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, James Storm and Shane "Hurricane" Helms defeating Lodi, Gunner, Steve Corino and C.W. Anderson.
    More Details Hide Details On February 16, at Family Wrestling Entertainment's No Limit, Hardy wrestled a TLC match for the FWE Heavyweight Championship against the champion Carlito and Tommy Dreamer, but he was defeated. On October 12, Hardy defeated C.W. Anderson to advance in the finals of the OMEGA Heavyweight Championship tournament. After the match, Willow would appear saving Hardy and the rest from an after match beatdown.
  • 2012
    Age 37
    On September 22, 2012, Hardy defeated Sami Callihan at Northeast Wrestling's Under the Stars event.
    More Details Hide Details On October 5, Hardy was defeated by Kevin Steen at Pro Wrestling Xperience's An Evil Twist of Fate. On October 19, Hardy was defeated by Eddie Edwards at Scuared Circle Wrestling's V2 event. On October 26, Hardy defeated Chris Masters in the Big Time Wrestling 16º Anniversary Show. On November 11, Hardy, as the masked wrestler Rhaway Reaper, defeated the Pro Wrestling Syndicate Kevin Matthews, winning the championship. On November 17 in the main event of Extreme Rising Remember November iPPV Hardy wrestled Shane Douglas to a no contest after Luke Hawx interfered and pushed Hardy off the top rope to the floor, legitimately injuring him. At Extreme Rising's third iPPV on December, 29 Hardy defeated Sabu.
    Throughout 2012, Hardy would wrestle sporadically on the independent circuit, working with promotions such as Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Syndicate and Northeast Wrestling.
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  • 2011
    Age 36
    Hardy announced his retirement from full-time professional wrestling due to injuries on September 1, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details He issued a challenge to his long-time rival MVP, who was wrestling in Japan at the time, to one final match at "Crossfire Live!" in Nashville. The event was held May 19, 2012 and benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Hardy won the match.
    In February 2011, Hardy stated he was dating Rebecca "Reby Sky" Reyes.
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    On January 9, 2011, Hardy made his debut for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) at the Genesis pay-per-view, as part of the heel stable Immortal.
    More Details Hide Details He was the surprise opponent for Rob Van Dam, and defeated him to prevent Van Dam from receiving a match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, held by Hardy's brother Jeff. In the main event, Hardy attempted to interfere in Jeff's World Heavyweight Championship match with Mr. Anderson, but was stopped by Van Dam, which led to Jeff losing both the match and the championship. On the January 13 episode of Impact!, the Hardy Boyz reunited to defeat Anderson and Van Dam in a tag team match, following interference from Beer Money, Inc.. Two weeks later, Hardy suffered his first loss in TNA when he was defeated by Mr. Anderson. On February 13 at Against All Odds, Rob Van Dam defeated Hardy in a rematch. On the following episode of Impact!, Hardy, along with the rest of Immortal and Ric Flair, betrayed Fortune. On March 13 at Victory Road Hardy was defeated by Flair's previous protégé, A.J. Styles. On April 17 at Lockdown, Immortal, represented by Hardy, Abyss, Bully Ray and Ric Flair, was defeated by Fortune members James Storm, Kazarian and Robert Roode and Christopher Daniels, who replaced an injured A.J. Styles, in a Lethal Lockdown match. On the April 21 episode of Impact!, Hardy faced Sting for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, Hardy's first World Title match in TNA, but was defeated.
  • 2010
    Age 35
    On October 15, 2010, WWE announced that Hardy had been released from his contract.
    More Details Hide Details Hardy later stated that his release had been in effect two weeks before WWE made the announcement.
    On the February 16, 2010 episode of ECW, it was announced that Hardy would be mentoring Justin Gabriel on NXT.
    More Details Hide Details On the March 5 episode of SmackDown, Hardy qualified for the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania XXVI by defeating Drew McIntyre, but was unsuccessful at WrestleMania, as the match was won by Jack Swagger. Hardy was suspended by Vince McMahon because he attacked Drew McIntyre after McIntyre lost to Kofi Kingston at Over the Limit. He was able to get his revenge on McIntyre during the Viewer's Choice episode of Raw when chosen as the opponent for McIntyre, with Theodore Long stating that Hardy was suspended from SmackDown, but not from Raw. On the following episode of SmackDown, however, Vickie Guerrero announced that, per orders of Vince McMahon, Hardy had been suspended from all WWE programming. However, at Fatal 4-Way, Hardy prevented McIntyre from regaining the Intercontinental Championship, thus continuing their feud. On the following edition of SmackDown he was reinstated by General Manager Theodore Long and had a match with McIntyre which Hardy won. After the match, it was announced that McIntyre's visa had legitimately expired and was sent back to Scotland, thus ending their feud. Hardy would then qualify for the Money in the Bank pay-per-view's Smackdown ladder match, which would be won by Kane.
    In early 2010, Hardy began an on-screen relationship with Maria; but was brief and the relationship ended when Maria was released from her WWE contract.
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  • 2009
    Age 34
    Hardy also appeared on the October 13, 2009 episode of Scare Tactics, as a mental patient who threatens to attack the prank's victim.
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    On the January 27, 2009 episode of ECW, it was announced by General Manager Theodore Long that Hardy had requested, and been granted, his release from ECW, and had re-signed with the SmackDown brand.
    More Details Hide Details On the January 30 episode of SmackDown!, Hardy explained that his actions at the Royal Rumble were due to him being fed up with "sharing the spotlight" with Jeff and taking care of Jeff when he was nothing more than a "self-destructive screw-up" and a "constant mistake", and that, from that point onward, he no longer considered Jeff as a partner or sibling. As part of the buildup to this feud, Hardy implied that he was responsible for all of Jeff's accidents leading back to November, including an assault in a hotel stairwell that prevented him from appearing at Survivor Series, an automobile accident and a pyrotechnics accident, in an attempt to stop Jeff holding the WWE Championship, and, on the March 3 episode of SmackDown!, he also implied that he was responsible for the fire that burned down Jeff's house, going so far as to reveal that he had in his possession a dog collar that supposedly belonged to Jeff's dog, who perished in the fire, that he supposedly salvaged from the wreckage of the house, which provoked Jeff into viciously attacking him. At WrestleMania XXV, Hardy defeated Jeff in an Extreme Rules match, and in a stretcher match on the following episode of SmackDown.
    At the 2009 Royal Rumble pay-per-view, after losing an ECW Championship rematch to Swagger, Hardy turned on his brother when he hit Jeff with a steel chair, allowing Edge to win the WWE Championship turning him heel for the first time since 2004.
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    After successful defenses against Henry, Chavo, Finlay, and Evan Bourne, Hardy lost the title to Jack Swagger on the January 13, 2009 episode of ECW, which was taped on January 12.
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  • 2008
    Age 33
    He dropped the United States Championship to Shelton Benjamin at the Great American Bash pay-per-view on July 20, 2008, which meant that the title returned to SmackDown.
    More Details Hide Details On the July 22 episode of ECW, Hardy became the number one contender to Mark Henry's ECW Championship after defeating John Morrison, The Miz and Finlay in a fatal four-way match. He won the title match at SummerSlam by disqualification due to interference from Henry's manager, Tony Atlas, thus he failed to win the title. Due to the ending of the pay-per-view match, Hardy received a rematch for the title on the next episode of ECW, but again failed to win the title when Henry pinned him after a distraction by Atlas. At Unforgiven, Hardy won the ECW Championship during the Championship scramble match, defeating then-champion Henry, The Miz, Finlay and Chavo Guerrero by pinning the Miz with three minutes left, thus making Hardy the first person in history to win a championship scramble in WWE, and marking his first world heavyweight championship win. He continued to feud with Henry until No Mercy, where Hardy successfully retained the title.
    Hardy was drafted to the ECW brand on the June 23, 2008 episode of Raw during the 2008 WWE Draft, in the process making the United States Championship exclusive to ECW.
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    On April 27, 2008, Hardy defeated MVP to win the United States Championship at Backlash, and successfully retained his title against MVP five days later on Smackdown.
    More Details Hide Details Hardy declared himself as a fighting champion that would take on all challenges, defending the United States championship against Shelton Benjamin, Elijah Burke, Chuck Palumbo, Mr. Kennedy, Chavo Guerrero and Umaga.
    On March 30, 2008, at WrestleMania XXIV, Hardy made his televised return to WWE programming in the Money in the Bank ladder match by cutting through the crowd, and attacking MVP to prevent him from winning the match.
    More Details Hide Details He made his official in-ring return the next night on Raw, losing a singles match to WWE Champion Randy Orton. On the April 4 episode of SmackDown!, Hardy faced MVP in a non-title match, which he won, re-igniting their storyline rivalry.
    Hardy made his return at a live event in Muncie, Indiana on March 1, 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 32
    On the July 6, 2007 episode of SmackDown!, Hardy won a non-title match against United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP), which resulted in a feud between the two.
    More Details Hide Details Hardy was unsuccessful to defeat MVP at The Great American Bash for the United States Championship. MVP then claimed that he was "better than Hardy at everything", which led to a series of contests between Hardy and MVP, such as a basketball game, an arm wrestling contest, and a chess match which MVP "sneezed" on and ruined when Hardy put him in check. MVP challenged Hardy to a boxing match at Saturday Night's Main Event, however MVP was legitimately diagnosed with the heart condition Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Since MVP was unable to compete, Hardy faced his replacement, former world champion boxer, Evander Holyfield. The match ended in a no contest after MVP entered the ring to verbally abuse Holyfield, who then knocked him out. MVP also challenged Hardy to a beer drinking contest at SummerSlam, but as revenge for what happened at SNME, Hardy allowed Stone Cold Steve Austin to replace him; Austin simply performed a stunner on MVP then kept drinking.
    This led to a bitter long term rivalry, and at the 2007 Royal Rumble, Hardy and Jeff defeated MNM.
    More Details Hide Details Mercury and Hardy continued to feud until Mercury was released from WWE in March. Before Mercury's release, however, Hardy defeated him to earn a spot in the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania 23, which was ultimately won by Mr. Kennedy. The night after WrestleMania on Raw, the Hardys competed in a 10-team battle royal for the World Tag Team Championship. They won the titles for the sixth time from then WWE Champion John Cena and Shawn Michaels after last eliminating Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch. This started a feud with Cade and Murdoch, and the Hardys successfully retained their World Tag Team Championship in their first title defense at Backlash. The Hardy Boyz would also successfully retain their titles at Judgment Day against Cade and Murdoch. One month later at One Night Stand, they defeated The World's Greatest Tag Team to retain the titles in a Ladder match. The following night on Raw, Vince McMahon demanded that The Hardys once again defend their championships against Cade and Murdoch. The Hardys were defeated after Murdoch pushed Jeff's foot off the bottom rope during Cade's pinfall, causing the three count to continue. They invoked their rematch clause against Cade and Murdoch at Vengeance: Night of Champions, but were unsuccessful.
  • 2006
    Age 31
    Subsequently, he and Jeff feuded with Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro after the legitimate incident where they injured Mercury's face at Armageddon 2006.
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    On the November 21, 2006 episode of ECW on Sci Fi, Hardy and Jeff competed in a match together for the first time in almost five years, defeating The Full Blooded Italians.
    More Details Hide Details At Survivor Series, the Hardy Boyz competed with CM Punk and D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) as part of Team DX versus Team Rated-RKO (which included Edge, Randy Orton, Johnny Nitro with Melina, Mike Knox, and Gregory Helms) in a traditional Survivor Series match. Team DX won in a clean sweep, last eliminating Orton. At December to Dismember, the Hardy Boyz issued an open challenge to any tag team who wanted to face them. MNM answered their challenge by reuniting at December to Dismember, a match that the Hardy Boyz would be victorious in. At Armageddon, Hardy and Jeff competed against Paul London and Brian Kendrick, MNM, and Dave Taylor and William Regal in a Ladder match for the WWE Tag Team Championship but lost.
  • 2005
    Age 30
    On July 11, 2005, Hardy posted on his website that he was finally "free", that wrestling fans had not seen the last of him, and that he had a surprise for the fans who had supported him.
    More Details Hide Details That night on Raw, Hardy attacked Edge backstage and again later during Edge's match with Kane, leaving the commentators speechless. Before being escorted out of the building by security, Hardy stated that Edge and Lita would pay for their actions and told fans that they could see him at Ring of Honor while security officials and event staff were trying to restrain him. Hardy also called out Johnny Ace as security had him in handcuffs taking him out of the arena. This caused an uproar amongst fans, who were confused and wondered if the whole thing was a work or a shoot. Similar occurrences repeated during the following two weeks. On the August 1 episode of Raw, Vince McMahon officially announced Hardy's return to WWE, adding that Hardy would face Edge at SummerSlam. Hardy made his in-ring return, defeating Snitsky on the August 8 Raw. Seconds after the victory, Hardy was attacked by Edge, and as he was being carried backstage, Matt counterattacked Edge in the locker room. On August 21 at SummerSlam, their match came to a premature end when Edge dropped Hardy onto the top of a ring post, causing him to bleed heavily. The referee ended the match on the grounds that Hardy could not continue, and Edge was declared the winner. After SummerSlam, the two continued fighting on Raw, including a Street Fight that resulted in Hardy performing a Side Effect on Edge off the entrance stage and into electrical equipment below.
    Hardy appeared at a scheduled Ring of Honor (ROH) event on July 16, 2005, in Woodbridge, Connecticut where he defeated Christopher Daniels via submission.
    More Details Hide Details Hardy also cut a brief promo where he continued in full "worked shoot" mode, attacking WWE and John Laurinaitis. Following his official return to WWE, Hardy was met with backlash following a match with Homicide from the fans at a subsequent ROH event, which Hardy won. The next day at his final ROH appearance, he lost to Roderick Strong.
    Along with his friend Rhyno, Hardy was released by WWE on April 11, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Edge and Lita received jeers from the crowds at WWE events, often resulting in chants, "You screwed Matt", and, "We want Matt". Paul Heyman, in a "shoot" promo, mocked Edge for his actions at One Night Stand. Lita, for the first time in over five years, became a heel as a result of the affair becoming public knowledge. Fans began a petition on the internet, wanting WWE to re-sign Hardy, and amassed over fifteen thousand signatures. Hardy released two character promotional vignettes, that he was planning to use before he was offered a new contract by WWE. Hardy called himself The Angelic Diablo with the tagline "the scar will become a symbol" in reference to the way in which he had been treated by Lita and WWE. On the June 20 episode of Raw, during the storyline wedding of Edge and Lita, Hardy's entrance music and video were played when the priest asked if anyone had a reason why Edge and Lita should not be wed. On the July 11 episode of Raw, Hardy made his return, attacking Edge as he made his way to the ring. On the July 13 episode of WWE's webcast Byte This!, which featured Lita as its guest, one of the callers was Hardy himself.
    The couple broke up when she had an affair with one of Hardy's close friends, fellow wrestler Adam "Edge" Copeland in February 2005.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 29
    Hardy spent little time on Raw until he turned into a fan favorite after saving Lita from getting attacked by Kane in April 2004.
    More Details Hide Details After losing a match against Kane at Summerslam, Lita was forced to marry Kane on the August 23 episode of Raw, Hardy was chokeslamed off the stage by Kane. Hardy then spent almost a year off from wrestling due to a severe knee injury.
  • 2003
    Age 28
    Along with his MF'er (Mattitude Follower) Shannon Moore in his corner, 2003 began with Hardy frantically trying to lose weight to get under the weight limit to compete for the Cruiserweight Championship.
    More Details Hide Details After just barely making weight, Hardy defeated Billy Kidman at No Way Out to win the Cruiserweight title. At WrestleMania XIX, he successfully defended it against Rey Mysterio. The Mattitude faction then expanded to include Crash Holly as Moore's "Moore-on" (follower). He later disbanded the group in November and returned to Raw in order to be able to travel and work with his then girlfriend Lita, who just returned from an injury. On his first night back, he turned on Lita in storyline after teasing a proposal to her.
  • 2001
    Age 26
    In 2001, after Jeff's Intercontinental Championship run, Hardy was given a singles championship push.
    More Details Hide Details He won the European Championship on SmackDown! four days before Backlash. Hardy believes that he was pushed to win the title because of Jeff winning the Intercontinental Championship, and because of the effort he put into his previous storyline with Triple H and Stone Cold Steve Austin. He became the second-longest reigning European Champion in history and the longest-reigning American-born European Champion. Throughout the year, the Hardy Boyz continued to win as a tag team, winning the WWF Tag Team Titles two more times, and the WCW Tag Team Championship during the Invasion. By the end of the year, the Hardy Boyz began a storyline where they were having trouble co-existing. This culminated in a match between the two, with Lita as the guest referee, at the Vengeance pay-per-view, which Jeff won. At the beginning of 2002, it seemed Team Xtreme had patched things up. After the Brand Extension, however, Hardy was relegated to Heat while Jeff wrestled on the main show, Raw. On the August 12 episode of Raw, Hardy turned against Jeff during Jeff's match against Rob Van Dam, because Hardy was frustrated at not receiving a match against Van Dam for the number one contendership for the Intercontinental Championship, making Hardy a heel in the process. A short time later, Hardy joined the SmackDown! roster. On the October 3 episode of the show, Hardy took advantage of a run-in from Brock Lesnar to defeat The Undertaker in a falls count anywhere match.
  • 2000
    Age 25
    Hardy won the Hardcore Championship on April 24, 2000, on Raw Is War, by defeating Crash Holly, but lost it back to Holly three days later on SmackDown!
    More Details Hide Details At SummerSlam, The Hardy Boyz competed in the first ever Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match, for the WWF Tag Team, Championship against The Dudley Boyz and Edge and Christian, but were unsuccessful.
    In 2000, the Hardy Boyz found a new manager in their real-life friend Lita. Together, the three became known as "Team Xtreme". Throughout 2000 they continued feuding with Edge and Christian, defeating them for the WWF Tag Team Championship on two occasions.
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  • 1999
    Age 24
    They first met in January 1999, at a NWA Mid-Atlantic show, but did not begin dating until a few months later.
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  • 1998
    Age 23
    It was not until 1998, however, (at the height of the attitude era) that the Hardy brothers were given full-time WWF contracts, and sent to train with former wrestler Dory Funk, Jr. The Hardy Boyz used a cruiserweight, fast-paced high flying style in their matches, often leaping from great heights to do damage to their opponents (and themselves in the process).
    More Details Hide Details Although Jeff was better known for his extreme moves, Hardy was a prodigious high-flier himself. In 1999, while feuding with Edge and Christian, the duo briefly picked up Michael Hayes as a manager. On July 5, they won their first WWF Tag team Championship by defeating The Acolytes, but lost it to them a month later. However, they soon dumped Hayes, and joined the short lived stable The New Brood with Gangrel. After breaking away from Gangrel, Hardy and Jeff were briefly managed by Terri Runnels, after they won her services in the first ever tag team ladder match.
  • 1995
    Age 20
    As High Voltage, he teamed with Venom to claim the New Frontier Wrestling Association (NFWA) Tag Team Championship in March 1995.
    More Details Hide Details A month later, High Voltage defeated the Willow for the NFWA Championship.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1994
    Age 19
    His first WWF match was against Nikolai Volkoff on May 23, 1994, which he lost by submission He wrestled sporadically throughout 1994 in the WWF, losing matches against Crush, Razor Ramon, Hakushi, Owen Hart and the imposter Undertaker.
    More Details Hide Details Hardy continued wrestling with the WWF sporadically, including matches against Hunter Hearst Helmsley and "The Ringmaster" Steve Austin.
    Hardy worked as a jobber for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1994 up until he signed a full-time contract.
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    The Hardys also wrestled for several other North Carolina-based wrestling organizations and adapted a number of alter-egos. As The Wolverine, Hardy captured the New England Wrestling Alliance (NEWA) Championship in May 1994.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born
    Born on September 23, 1974.
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