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Possible Good News For Matt Hardy Fans

WWF Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy

• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 22, 2010) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away

On this day in 2010, we lost Old School WWF/WCW Veteran Giant González (Real name: Jorge González) at the age of 44 due to complications from diabetes and heart issues.

During the 1988 NBA Draft, he joined the Atlanta Hawks but a knee injury eventually kept him from actually playing for the team.

Ted Turner, who owned the team and was also the owner of World Championship Wrestling offered Jorge a job as a professional wrestler and after a year of training, he debuted as El Gigante in 1990.

In 1993, Vince McMahon signed him to a World Wrestling Federation contract, where he was now known as Giant González.

González was the only WrestleMania opponent of The Undertaker, during the famous 21–0 undefeated streak, who did not lose via pin fall or submission, but only by disqualification.


• Possible Good News For Matt Hardy Fans

We recently noted that Old School WWF Veteran Matt Hardy finished his final advertised WWE Live Event commitment and below is what he tweeted about it:

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 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.”

According to the Wrestling Observer, it was noted that although it is very unlikely, but Matt could return to in-ring action if the treatment for his health issue goes well.

Also, WWE issued a statement on their website regarding Hardy’s retirement announcement.

WWE’s articles came across as if Matt’s announcement wasn’t a big deal and the article kind of teased that it’s only the end for Matt’s “WOKEN” character.

Below is what WWE posted:

“Woken” Matt Hardy declares that you will likely never see him in a WWE ring again

“Woken Matt Hardy had an exclusive message for his Woken Warriors early Sunday morning, revealing that it was time for him to go home.

Incredibly reflective, Hardy spoke about his entire journey, including recent peaks and what his time with the WWE Universe has meant to him. However, the 2018 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal Winner then announced that the match he had just had in Corpus Christi on Saturday night was, more than likely, the last time we would ever see “Woken” Matt Hardy in a WWE ring.”

With WWE not paying Matt any kind of tribute on TV either, these signs are kind of pointing that Matt’s in-ring career is most likely not over yet.

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