Matt Hardy announces retirement as WWE legend admits “it’s time to go home” after 26 years in the ring

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WWE legend Matt Hardy appears to have confirmed his retirement.

The 43-year-old first joined the organisation as a teenager and after earning a contract in 1998, formed one of the greatest tag-teams of all time with real-life brother Jeff.

He was released from his contract in 2010 but returned last year and has since teamed up with Bray Wyatt to form The Deleters of Worlds.

But following a live event in Corpus Christi on Saturday night, Hardy indicated he would be walking away amid fears over a back injury.

He posted a video on social media, alongside the message: “It is time for me to go home…to be a father and a husband.

“I did so much more than I ever imagined I would do in this industry. Thanks for making this incredible journey with me, ladies and gentlemen. I love you all.”

Jeff and Matt Hardy at WrestleMania 33
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Hardy added on the clip, filmed backstage at the event: “I wanted to send a message to the fans who have allowed me to live my dream for so many years. This is all I have ever wanted to do and I have done it at the highest level for 26 years.

“There has been a lot of speculation for a while about me wrestling any longer.

“The WWE let me fulfill my televised commitments. Never say never but this is most likely the last time you will see Matt Hardy in a WWE ring.”

Hardy has been struggling with a back problem and there are suggestions he will move into a backstage role.

Source : https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/wrestling/matt-hardy-announces-retirement-wwe-13254387