Real Reason why Jeff Hardy is still in the WWE and Matt Hardy isn’t. The Hardy Boyz returned to the WWE together back in 2017.
Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy, together known as The Hardy Boyz, are one of the most Illustrious tag teams in the world of pro wrestling. They have won the tag titles in several promotions; including seven from seven different promotions at the same time back in 2017!
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Their success outside of the WWE saw them return to the promotion in the same year and win the Raw Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania 33. They would eventually win the SmackDown tag titles as well. However, Matt Hardy left the WWE earlier this year while Jeff is now the Intercontinental champion in the WWE.
Real Reason why Jeff Hardy is still in the WWE and Matt Hardy isn’t
Matt Hardy appeared on Chris Van Vliet’s show this week. They spoke on various topics during the show. One of them was why his brother was still a part of the WWE when he wasn’t.
“Jeff had two major surgeries during his deal,” Matt explained. “He had shoulder surgery and then he had the knee surgery. He also had some personal time off he needed to take. Altogether it was about a year and eight months.
“Once that happens in WWE if they still continue to pay you, they can extend his contract so he had a year and eight months tacked on to his deal as opposed to my deal. I worked all the way through without ever being injured, so that is why Jeff is still working there now.”
In the same interview, Hardy revealed that he was waiting for a live audience to come back before bringing the broken Matt Hardy character back.
“If there had been fans there, with Broken Matt, there are catchphrases and the little nuances and gimmicks of the character and with a live crowd,” he said. “it is meant to build and pop a live crowd and entertain them and be fun. It’s weird when you think now it is just translating to the TV audience and that’s part of the whole reason why I decided to hold off on Broken Matt and go back to a character-based in reality.
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