Wrestling By The Numbers: Matt Hardy
TNA Impact Wrestling has parted ways with troubled wrestler Matt Hardy. The 36-year-old Cameron North Carolina native had been sitting out an indefinite suspension with the company since June, prior to his release yesterday. Hardy first debuted with TNA in January and had spent the last 8 months with the company.
He first made his professional wrestling debut in October of 1992. After being an enhancement talent for the WWE for a number of years, he and his brother were hired by the company in 1998. With the exception of a brief absence in 2005, Hardy spent 11 years with the WWE prior to being release in 2010 and joining TNA Wrestling the next year.
Below we look at the professional wrestling career of Matt Hardy by the numbers…
TNA Impact Wrestling:
*5 Matches on TNA Pay-Per-View.
*1 Main Event Match on TNA Pay-Per-View.
*11 Matches on TNA Impact Wrestling.
*4 Main Event Matches on TNA Impact Wrestling.
World Wrestling Entertainment:
*84 Matches (10th Most All-Time) on WWE Pay-Per-View. (First Match: 1999 King Of The Ring with Jeff Hardy Vs Edge & Christian Last Match: 2010 Money In The Bank Vs The Big Show, Kane, Christian, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre)
*6 Main Event Matches on WWE Pay-Per-View.
*171 Matches (15th Most All-Time) on WWE Raw. (First Match: May 23rd 1994 Vs Nikolia Volkoff Last Match: July 7th 2010 Vs Drew McIntyre)
*12 Main Event Matches on WWE Raw.
*262 Matches (2nd Most All-Time) on WWE Smackdown. (First Match: September 2nd 1999 With Jeff Hardy in a 7-Team Tag-Team Gauntlet Match Last Match: September 10th 2010 Vs Alberto Del Rio)
*22 Main Event Matches on WWE Smackdown.
*20 Matches on WWE Superstars.
*9 Main Event Matches on WWE Superstars.
*3 Matches on WWE NXT.
*1 Main Event Match on WWE NXT.
*47 Matches (12th Most All-Time) on WWE Heat. (First Match: December 13th 1998 Vs Duane Gill Last Match: April 23rd 2007 Vs Kenny Dykstra)
*16 Main Event Matches on WWE Heat.
*28th Matches (21st Most All-Time) on WWE ECW On Syfy. (First Match: November 21st 2006 With Jeff Hardy Vs Little Guido & Tony Mamaluke Last Match: January 12th 2010 in an 8-Man Battle Royal)