For those that missed the POP TV debut of Impact Wrestling, Ethan Carter is once again the world heavyweight champion in TNA. That is quite interesting as the original plans called for Bobby Lashley to defeat Matt Hardy for the belt. No official word yet on why management made the change, but there are speculations that Lashley might need to focus more on his MMA training now that he is a top contender for a Bellator title.
January 7, 2016
When asked about his contract with TNA, Matt Hardy did confirm that it is expiring in February. He was very complimentary of the promotion and stated that he has more creative power backstage. Hardy is dedicated to helping the brand grow, as he feels that it is good for the industry to have multiple companies doing well. When asked about WWE, he did not rule out a potential return there, either.
December 31, 2015
Shortly after 2016 begins, Matt Hardy will become a free agent again. His contract with TNA is expiring soon. The former United States Heavyweight Champion enjoys working for the promotion, and the company likes having him around. A contract extension would not be shocking by any means. However, none of that is confirmed at the moment because Hardy has not revealed his plans for the future.
December 17, 2015
Over the weekend, Matt Hardy ran his annual WrestleCade event for the fourth straight year. In the main event, he lost the title to Jeff Jarrett, who becomes the second champion in the history of the promotion. The match was very notable because Hardy was bleeding profusely after a guitar shot. Jarrett was unable to make the guitar break completely, so Hardy took the blow at full force.
November 29, 2015
When asked recently if they would be interested in doing another TLC tag team match at Wrestlemania, the Dudley Boyz stated that they were hesitant to do so because it would be extremely difficult for them to top the matches that they did with Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Edge and Christian. However, they did say that New Day and the Usos would be their opponents of choice if they did another one.
November 23, 2015