Matt Hardy has given praise to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon for releasing his brother Jeff Hardy, allowing the pair to reunite.
On the most recent edition of AEW Dynamite on 9th March, Matt Hardy was kicked out of AHFO and was suffering a beating until his brother made his highly-anticipated debut for the company.
The debut comes three months after Jeff Hardy was released by WWE on 9th December as his non-compete clause expired. ‘The Chrismatic Enigma’ was released after reportedly “eratically” at a live event – although he later turned down an opportunity to return to the company.
It was already confirmed that The Hardy Boyz would reunite on the independent scene, with a match against Matt Cardona and Brian Myers confirmed for Big Time Wrestling.
Ahead of Jeff Hardy’s debut on AEW Dynamite, Matt Hardy took to social media to talk about the upcoming match, and even thanked Vince McMahon for setting his brother free.
Matt: You guys never got the credit you deserved when you were with The Fed, up north. Recently, Matt Cardona, aka Zack Ryder, you have been killing it my man. These matches in GCW, NWA, everywhere you’ve been, you’ve been killing it. We give you props, we give you kudos. You often thank Vince McMahon. You say, ‘Thank you Vince McMahon because WWE was my developmental.’
I want to say ‘thank you Vince McMahon for freeing Brother Nero and letting the greatest tag team in all of space and time be reunited one last time. We are here to prove we are the greatest tag team in wrestling history. Matt Cardona and Brian Myers, you stand in our way as we look to become the ultimate tag team EVAH!
Jeff: I have a prediction, they’ll like this match in the E.
Matt: They’ll love this match in the E. You want to see some ‘erratic behaviour,’ just wait until Albany on the 13th.
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) March 9, 2022
It is almost two years since Jeff and Matt Hardy teamed up, when they defeated The Usos to win the SmackDown Tag Team Championships on 9th April 2019. However, after Jeff sustained a knee injury the pair were forced to relinquish the titles just three weeks later.
With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.