Matt Hardy is officially a free agent.
Matt Hardy confirmed that he has let his WWE contract expire as of Mar. 2 at midnight. Hardy stated that he loves WWE and didn't want to leave WWE, but at the moment it's best for him to be a free agent. Hardy said he is on different pages with WWE as he feels he needs to have creative input and still has more to give.
Hardy went on to say that he believes he will be back in WWE, noting that a WWE Hall of Fame ring will be waiting for him, but right now he needs to be a free agent. Hardy said he will be watching plenty of wrestling programming this week as he wants to know wants going on everywhere as he weighs his options.
"As of this current time, I've decided to let my contract with WWE expire. I did not want to leave WWE, I love WWE, WWE is my home. WWE has been good to me, my family, They’ve been great to my kids. I have nothing but great things to say about the WWE and all the people who work there," said Hardy before crediting Vince McMahon for giving him a shot.
"It's just time for me to take a break and become a free agent. I didn't want to leave WWE because it is my home. The reason I needed to leave WWE is, because when it comes to my creative stance and my creative outlook on myself and my career and how I wanted to go for these last three or four years that I have left to spend as an active in-ring competitor, I just think myself and WWE are on different pages. I want to enter a creative renaissance and I want to have non-stop input on my creative process,” Hardy said. “I think that’s where WWE and I are on different pages," said Hardy.
Matt would go on to say he's sure he'll be seen in WWE at some point in the future, and fully expects a Hardy Boyz Hall of Fame induction.
Finally, Hardy announced that the Free The Delete series finale will air on Wednesday at noon.
You can watch Hardy's entire announcement in the video above. You can see Tony Khan refusing to comment on Hardy's status below.