The article wrote, “WWE spokesman Gary Davis said Hardy is not under contract with the company, playing down speculation that the affair would continue to be exploited on WWE television shows.”
Keeping consistent with past actions from WWE, Davis refused to offer a reason for Matt Hardy’s original release from the company.
“At the time we released Matt, we didn’t give a reason. We’re not going to say anything now, other than we wish him well,” Davis said.
TNA star AJ Styles was also quoted in the article; he dismissed the possibility that Matt Hardy’s storyline with WWE is a work.
“But if the whole thing was a work, Matt wouldn’t be taking all these independent bookings,” Styles said.