Even before his departure from WWE, Matt Hardy's future in the wrestling world has been the topic of discussion for many, and now that he is officially a free agent the possibilities for his future in the business appear bright.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Hardy touched on future matches he would like to be a part of, "Broken Matt," and being a wrestling fan in 2020. According to Hardy, his twenty-seven year career is far from over.
"I have a few great wrestling matches left in me, and I feel like one of those is with Kenny Omega," Hardy said. "I'd love to have a one-on-one match with him. Hopefully that will happen down the road."
"I am speaking with AEW, and I am very close with the Young Bucks," Hardy stated. "We've been great friends for a long time. They understand this business and know how to break the fourth wall and have fun with all of this. They really are special."
Despite this, however; AEW is not the only company Hardy has spoken too.
"I've also spoken with Impact and I spoke with the NWA," Hardy said. "I had great conversations just this week with Triple H about NXT. I'm not sure where I'm going to go. From a character perspective, I want to go to an Arcadia. That's where I can take the second coming of 'Broken Matt' and build upon it. I need a canvas where I can paint and collaborate."
Regardless of where Hardy ends up, one aspect of his return and the future of "Broken Matt" remains important to him as both a wrestler and wrestling fan: being surprise.
"I'm a wrestling fan, and when I'm watching, I love to be surprised," Hardy said. "That's the beauty of this industry. And as a performer, if you can do that in 2020, that's when you truly master your craft. That's what I'm working to do.
"If you're with WWE, you're with WWE. Triple H is very much a part of the pulse of the modern fan. I'm a big fan of what he's done with NXT, and Triple H really gets and understands wrestling fans. His vision is incredible. But there is also the possibility of working for a couple companies."