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Matt Hardy Officially Announces In-Ring Retirement

WWF Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy

• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (September 16, 1996) – WCW MONDAY NITRO

On this day in 1996, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW MONDAY NITRO’.

It was broadcasted from the Civic Center in Asheville, North Carolina, just one day after ‘WCW Fall Brawl 1996’ and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1996’ PPV.

The card can be found here:

1. Rey Misterio Jr. vs. Juventud Guerrera

2. Diamond Dallas Page vs. Ice Train

3. Konnan vs. Super Calo

4. Brad Armstrong vs. Hugh Morrus

5. Scott Norton vs. Randy Savage

6. Glacier vs. Big Bubba Rogers

7. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson vs. Chris Jericho & Marcus Bagwell

8. Handicap Match: Lex Luger vs. Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael

• Matt Hardy Officially Announces In-Ring Retirement

Old School WWF Veteran Matt Hardy has been teasing his in-ring retirement for a while now and it looks like he’s finally done with in-ring competition.

After a recent WWE RAW Live Event, a fan requested Matt Hardy to not retire, but Matt Hardy reportedly said the following:

“Unfortunately, I don’t have a choice. This was probably my last match ever.”

Matt Hardy finished his final advertised WWE Live Event commitment last night and below is what he tweeted about it:

Matt then posted a video where he announced his retirement. Below is what he said in the video:

“I just want to take a moment and address the WWE Universe. All of the Woken Warriors, all of the Hardy Boyz fans, all of the Mattitude fans all of you who allowed me to live my dream for so many years. I got to do it at the highest level for 26 years.

I’ll never forget the reaction the WWE Universe gave me at WrestleMania 33 with my return it was truly one of the greatest moments of my career. WrestleMania 34 really was a great moment for me in the Andre The Giant Battle Royal. And I got to bring my creation, The Ultimate Deletion to Raw and main event. A lot of cool stuff I’ve got to do.

There has been a lot of speculation online if I’m going to be wrestling any longer or not. WWE, fortunately, allowed me to fulfil all of my advertised commitments but tonight in Corpus Christi this was the last advertised commitment I had.

I never say never, or as Woken Hardy would say: ‘NEVAH SAY NEVAH!’ But tonight in Corpus Christi will likely be the last time you’ll see Woken Matt Hardy in a WWE ring.

I have 2 young kids and a wife and it’s time for me to go home.”

        
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