WWE's Matt Hardy Announces Retirement

It's not wonderful news for fans of the Woken One.

Matt Hardy Retires

It seems WWE superstar Matt Hardy has decided to call time on his career. Hardy, 43, posted a video on his personal YouTube channel to address the WWE Universe:

There's been a lot of speculation for quite a while online if I'm going to be wrestling any longer or not. WWE, fortunately they've let me fulfil my advertised commitments. But tonight here in Corpus Christie, this was the last commitment I had. I never say never, but tonight is most likely the last time you'll ever see Woken Matt Hardy in the ring.

Rumours about the former nine-time WWE tag team champion began making the rounds early last month, when Hardy revealed the gruesome news that his lower back and pelvis had fused together after years of delivering the top-rope Event Omega move. He recently dropped his and Bray Wyatt's Raw tag team strap to the team of Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre, and has been working as a producer for the past few weeks. He concluded his video by saying, "it's time for me to go home."

Hardy, who returned to WWE at WrestleMania last year following a seven year absence, was very specific that this may be the final time we see Woken Matt Hardy in the ring. Given wrestling retirements are worth about as much as Monopoly money, he may have been hinting that it's not quite all over just yet. For the sake of his health though, sadly, we kinda hope it is.

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