Update On Matt Hardy/WWE Contract Negotiations, Reason For "Free The Delete" Twitter Campaign

WWE Other |By Matt Boone |Sat, November 30, 2019 - 5:39PM EST
Backstage News Update On Matt Hardy/WWE Contract Negotiations (11/30/2019)

Apparently there is an underlying point to the recent "Free the Delete" videos posted by Matt Hardy on Twitter, as the WWE Superstar has been negotiating a new contract with the company.

After being out of action for several months, Matt Hardy returned to action on television last week, and furthermore has been making headlines with his "Free the Delete" videos. It appears there is a point behind it all -- his WWE contract is set to expire in February 2020.

PWInsider.com is reporting that while WWE and Hardy have moved along well in negotiations -- even almost coming to an agreement on the financial aspects of a new contract -- the way Hardy will be used creatively has been the biggest hurdle in ongoing negotiations.

Hardy realizes that this may very well be the final contract he signs in his pro wrestling career and wants to be used in a specific way and that he's felt that WWE hasn't capitalized on his "Broken" and then eventually "Woken" gimmicks as effectively as they could have.

If Matt chooses not to re-sign with WWE, he would be free to sign with any other promotion and there are indications that he may be preparing himself for a final run on the indie scene with his Broken Matt character.

Meanwhile, brother Jeff Hardy's contract also expires in February of 2020, but he would be locked in with WWE for much longer as the company has tacked on time to his deal due to the leg injury that has kept him sidelined for much of 2019.

We will keep you posted here at eWrestling.com as additional details surface regarding Matt Hardy's WWE status and contract negotiations!

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