Reby noted Matt was working backstage at Summerslam last night, and when his contract expires next March, they will look at options for Matt if he steps away from the ring:
Matt is good. Matt is going through a bit of a transitional period; he’s not really sure what he going to be doing. His contract is up in March, which I’m not sure many people are aware of, but there’s sort of a decision to be made at this point as to whether or not he should continue his in-ring career or if he should pursue something different. Which, he would totally be up for and would be excited to do, I feel like, so he’s kind of giving it a go right now backstage. He’s at Summerslam; he’s not on the card, but he’s there, and we’re kind of going to see from here. It’s really a transitional time right now.
Busted Open Radio co-host Mark Henry said he understands what Matt may be going through, but he should emphasize that there is life after wrestling, and he can excel in another way besides just inside a ring.
Matt had recently tweeted about some ongoing injuries, and it was speculated that he was taking some time off after his feud with The B Team to heal up, and explore his options working in a backstage role. Matt and WWE’s Mike Rome had the following interaction on Twitter:
— Mike Rome is at day 2 of @D23! (@MikeRomeWWE) August 19, 2018
Thank you, brother.. Looking forward to this new journey.
— The VESSEL of Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) August 20, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: @RebyHardy confirms to @davidlagreca1 & @TheMarkHenry that @MATTHARDYBRAND contract with the WWE is up this March, weighing options on future including a possible role backstage.#SummerSlam #RAW pic.twitter.com/vgARTrcyqW
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) August 20, 2018