Matt Hardy likely leaving WWE for AEW once his current contract expires

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Matt Hardy's contract with WWE is almost up, and he isn't expected to sign a new one. Instead, he's expected to join AEW.

Hardy's contract with WWE is set to expire in February, and while the two sides have been in discussions, how Hardy will be used going forward has been the biggest sticking point in negotiations.

Over the past month, Hardy has been used to enhance talent on Raw, putting over the likes of Buddy Murphy and Drew McIntyre.

There's a strong chance Hardy isn't happy with being used in WWE in this way, and therefore could be off to AEW once his contract expires as a result.

According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, that's exactly what's going to happen once his contract expires in February.

He said when asked about potential stars coming to WWE, via Wrestling News:  “I’ve heard more about people who are probably coming to AEW. There’s rumors about Matt Hardy.

"Again, his contract is up in a couple of months. I think that he’s doing Broken Matt Hardy segments so whether it’s Impact or Ring Of Honor or AEW…in that situation if you’re trying to be high profile then AEW is your best bet. I would think that he might end up there.”

Matt Hardy is much better than a superstar that's just used to enhance pushed performers. He's probably one of the best creative superstars in the entire WWE.

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WWE didn't capitalize on the 'Broken' Matt Hardy persona as much as they could have. Their 'Woken' version didn't connect with the fans in the same way and it wasn't pushed as hard as previous incarnations of the character.

Since WWE isn't giving him a bigger push anytime soon, Hardy could soon be leaving WWE.

As for his brother Jeff Hardy, WWE will likely add on time to his contract due to his leg injury and legal issues over the past year.

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