This past week on Monday Night RAW, we saw Matt Hardy get laid out by Randy Orton with a con-chairto. In what was intended to be an angle to write Matt Hardy off TV due to his contract coming to a close, has turned into a match. Due to the great reception to the attack, we will see Hardy get at least one more match in WWE as he will look for revenge against Randy Orton.
Matt Hardy Rejected A New WWE Contract
It is no secret that Matt Hardy is looking to get out of the WWE, and go somewhere where he is able to have more creative control. He went from being the most news worthy star in Impact Wrestling, and possibly wrestling as a whole when he debuted his bizarre Broken Matt Hardy gimmick. While it would eventually be brought into WWE as “Woken Matt Hardy”, it lacked the same appeal it had outside the WWE. If he leaves the company, he will be back in full creative control of how his character is presented. He is not someone who will want to be World Champion wherever he goes, but he wants to be able to control how he is presented to fans.
A Respected Veteran
Any locker room in wrestling would benefit from having someone like Hardy in it. His ability to reinvent himself is second only to that of Chris Jericho, and any young talent can absolutely learn from him. With a move to All Elite Wrestling seeming obvious, the combined influence of Chris Jericho, Dustin Rhodes & Matt Hardy should do wonders for young talent like Darby Allin, MJF, Sammy Guevara and Jungle Boy.
The Exalted One?
One of the most interesting factions in AEW is The Dark Order, who have been taking their orders from ‘The Exalted One’, a figure set to appear soon on the programming. Many theories have been thrown around on who this will be, with one being Hardy. While the Broken gimmick is too silly to head up a faction with such a serious tone, there is no doubt that Matt will be able to twist it into something befitting of a leader.
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