It appears that Matt Hardy’s run as the Woken character under the WWE banner is over.
As seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live in Charlotte, NC at the Spectrum Center on the USA Network, Matt returned to in-ring action to team up with Jeff Hardy to take on former WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro) in a tag team match.
The Hardy Boyz would go over in this contest. As a result, this match marked the first time that the brothers teamed up for the first time in over a year.
WWE released this post-match interview where Matt indicated that his “Woken Hardy” gimmick will be put to the side for the time being in order to show everyone including WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos that they are the greatest tag team of all time.
“I know the last time people saw me I was ‘Woken Matt Hardy’ and well I have learned how to control the Woken Wonder that’s inside of me. The Broken Brilliance inside of me. Together, everyone’s going to learn that myself and my Brother Nero, Jeff Hardy, we’re unstoppable, we’re indestructible, we’re unkillable. The greatest tag team of all time and space!”
It’s been reported that The Hardys will remain under contract with the WWE until 2020 as an option for an extension was picked up on their contracts.
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