Matt Hardy started making appearances for WWE in 1994, mostly as a jobber. The first time he teamed with his brother Jeff Hardy on WWE TV was in 1996 continuing as jobbers. Matt officially signed a full-time contract with WWE in 1998.
- Singles Competitor
- Reuniting with Jeff Hardy
- US and ECW Championships
- Return to WWE
- Matt Hardy Major Championships Held
The hardy brothers started teaming under the moniker The Hardy Boyz during the height of the attitude era and were managed by Michael Hayes for a short period of time. They picked up their first Tag Team Championships after they defeated APA.
The Hardy Boyz and Edge&Christian faced each other in the first ever tag team ladder match at No Mercy which was won by the Hardys. They also managed to defeat The Dudley Boys in the first ever tag team tables match at Royal Rumble 2000.
However, The Hardy Boyz were unsuccessful in winning the first ever TLC tag team match at WrestleMania 2000 featuring The Dudley Boys and E&C.
Matt Hardy won the Hardcore Championship on an episode of RAW but lost it again three days later on Smackdown.
Lita, who was Matt's real-life girlfriend joined the duo as manager thus forming "Team Xtreme".
The brothers continued their feud with E&C for a bit before they started feuding with Stone Cold and Triple H. While, Jeff had won the Intercontinental Championship, Matt Hardy was successful in capturing the European Championship from Eddie Guerrero on an episode of Smackdown.
Matt and Jeff continued teaming for the year and managed to win the Tag Team titles on multiple occasions. They finally parted ways when the brothers faced off against each other at the Vengeance PPV where Jeff Hardy picked up a win against Matt Hardy.
Matt Hardy moved to Smackdown in late 2002, where he debuted a new gimmick calling himself Matt Hardy V1. Matt Hardy was able to defeat The Undertaker on two occasions on the September 12 and October 3 episodes of the show, thanks to interferences from Brock Lesnar.
Matt Hardy went on to win the Cruiserweight Championship and successfully defended it against Rey Mysterio at WrestleMania XX. Although he lost to belt to Mysterio on an episode of Smackdown.
A feud with Eddie Guerrero was next for the leader of Mattitude but he failed to capture Guerrero's US Championship. Matt went on to form a short-lived faction with Shanon Moore and Crash Holly.
He later disbanded the group in November and made his return to Raw in to be able to travel and work with his then-girlfriend Lita, who just returned from an injury. He struggled to find much success on RAW and was part of lacklustre feuds with Christian and later Kane till he had to take a year off due to a knee injury in 2004.
Matt Hardy was released from the company on April 11, 2005 due to unprofessional conduct on social media after he found out his girlfriend Lita was having an affair with WWE Superstar Edge. Hardy made his return on the July 11 episode of Raw when he attacked Edge.
Matt Hardy and Edge would then continue to feud in a storyline which many fans thought was a shoot and not scripted. On August 21 at SummerSlam, their match was ended after Edge dropped Hardy on top of a ring post, causing him to bleed heavily. Edge was declared the winner due to referee stoppage. The two continued to have matches, exchanging wins. Edge finally won a ladder match with the stipulation of the loser leaving RAW.
Hardy moved to Smackdown following his loss and had feuds with MNM and Gregory Helms in a rather uneventful run.
Reuniting with Jeff Hardy
Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy reunited on WWE's ECW and feuded with MNM. They won their 6th Tag Team Championships from John Cena and Shawn Michaels. They, however, lost the belts to Cade and Murdoch on an episode of RAW.
US and ECW Championships
Hardy was defeated by MVP at The Great American Bash for the United States Championship. The two men continued to feud for a long time and even won the Tag Team Championships with each other as part of their program. Matt Hardy finally won the US championship at Backlash.
Hardy then moved to ECW, where he managed to win the ECW Championship in a championship scramble match securing his first World Title.
Hardy was released by WWE in late 2010. He made his debut for TNA in January 2011. Hardy had an uneventful outing with the company and was released in August 2011 due to charges of DUI.
Matt Hardy continued performing in the independent circuit from 2011 to 2014. He returned to TNA in July 2014 and stayed with the company till 2017. He won the TNA World Heavyweight Championships on two occasions.
Matt hardy invented the Broken gimmick while in TNA where he altered his look and speaking style. His eccentric ways were loved by the fans and he became an overnight sensation.
Return to WWE
Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy made their return to WWE on 2nd April 2017 at WrestleMania 33 where they captured the RAW Tag Team Championships in a multi-team ladder match. They feuded with Sheamus and Cesaro for the titles and finally dropped the belts to The Bar at the Extreme Rules PPV.
In late November, Hardy started showing signs of his Broken gimmick from TNA. WWE renamed him as Woken Matt Hardy and Hardy has been embroiled in a feud with Bray Wyatt since.
Matt Hardy Major Championships Held
- ECW Championship(1x)
- United States Championship(1x)
- Cruiserweight Championship(1x)
- WWE Tag Team Championships(2x)
- WWE World Tag Team Championships(6x)
- Hardcore Championship(1x)
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship(2x)
- TNA Tag Team Championships(2x)
- ROH Tag Team Championships(1x)
Matt Hardy dated former WWE Superstar Lita for 6 years before the couple split up in 2005. Hardy has also dated another former WWE Superstar in Ashley Massaro. He is currently married to Reby Sky and the couple have two sons.
- "Loaded" by Zack Tempest (July 25, 1999 – August 18, 2002; November 21, 2006 – August 18, 2009; April 2, 2017 – November 27, 2017)
- "Live for the Moment" by Monster Magnet (September 12, 2002 – April 11, 2005; August 1, 2005 – September 7, 2010)
- "The Deletion Anthem" by CFO$ (January 8, 2018 - Present)
- Twist of Fate
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September 23, 1974
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