AEW President and CEO Tony Khan made a huge announcement this past Friday night on Rampage that Isiah Kassidy of A.H.F.O. will take on the promotion’s newest free agent signee in a Face Of The Revolution Qualifying Match tomorrow on AEW Dynamite. There have been rumors and speculations as to who that new big free agent signee could be, with several reports and even fans believing the massive signing will be none other than Jeff Hardy.
Pro wrestling legend and current All Elite Wrestling Star Matt Hardy recently revealed on his podcast that his brother is still under a 90-day non-compete clause with the WWE, which means he will only be a free agent by Wednesday, March 9th and he will only be able to sign with the promotion on Thursday, March 10th if that is what he ends up doing, so that means Jeff Hardy will not be the promotion’s big signee for tomorrow night.
This is what Matt Hardy said:
“Jeff’s no-compete clause runs into March 9.” “As of March 10, he will be free to do whatever and then he could negotiate with somebody or work for another big company that has television, whatever it may be. Do I think that Jeff Hardy could end up coming to AEW and teaming up with Matt Hardy again? As they say in the wrestling business, never say never. Anything’s possible. We’re definitely going to be working together and we’ll see if the planets align and we do get the opportunity to become the greatest team in all of space and time once more.”
Jeff Hardy was released by the WWE last December 9th, 2021 due to an unusual incident that took place at a WWE Live Event, where he competed in a 6-Man Tag Team Match, but abruptly left the match and ran through the crowd.
There was mention of the WWE wanting to bring Jeff Hardy back and an offer was even made for Hardy to be inducted into this year’s WWE Hall of Fame after he tested negative on a drug test, but Jeff Hardy reportedly turned them down. The Hardy Boyz have indie dates lined up and it looks like the legendary tag team will also have a chance to team up on AEW TV if Jeff Hardy ends up signing with the company.
You can check out Matt Hardy’s comments in the video below: