Matt Hardy has claimed that the terms of his AEW contract allow him to make NJPW appearances if he wishes to.
The 45-year-old tweeted the following on Sunday, responding to a fan asking for a New Japan bout:-
An interesting revelation, as it means Hardy joins Jon Moxley and Chris Jericho as one of the wrestlers AEW is willing to give this special permission to, though it's tough to figure out how a performer like Matt would fit in with the 'King of Sports,' particularly after reverting to his old Broken persona.
Hardy was finally unveiled as an AEW wrestler on last week's episode of Dynamite. Replacing the injured Nick Jackson as The Elite's fifth man in their upcoming Blood and Guts match against The Inner Circle, Matt flew his drone, Vanguard One, two the ring, before he was revealed at the top of the empty building. With Blood and Guts now on ice, there's no word on when he'll make his in-ring debut.
A one-to-one confrontation between Hardy and Jericho is being advertising for Wednesday's Dynamite, with the suggestion being that this shall be an angle rather than a match.
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