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Report: Hardy’s deal comes up soon, and there’s a sticking point in negotiations with WWE

SB Nation logo SB Nation 12/1/2019 Geno Mrosko
Matt Hardy posing for the camera © WWE

Matt Hardy returned to WWE television after some time away this past week on Monday Night Raw, using the old Hardy Boyz gimmick. He was there just to put Buddy Murphy over to heat him up a bit for a program with Aleister Black.

This, as it turns out, is the chief sticking point in ongoing negotiations between Hardy and WWE for a new contract.

That’s according to PW Insider, who report Hardy’s current deal expires in Feb. 2020 and he would be free to work elsewhere just as soon as said deal is up. It’s not that he wants to, necessarily, but Hardy isn’t happy with how he’s been used of late. WWE never really got things off the ground with the “Broken” character, or at least he wasn’t pushed nearly as hard as he was while playing that character in Impact Wrestling.

One motivation Hardy has for releasing his “Free The Delete” series on YouTube is in preparation for a possible return to the independent scene, where he would play the “Broken” character once more. There’s still time to work out a deal with WWE but if how Hardy was used on Raw this past week was any indication, things could get very interesting in pro wrestling come March of next year.

Stay tuned.

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