Did Matt Hardy drop a hint about Bray Wyatt coming to AEW?

Did Matt Hardy drop a hint about Bray Wyatt coming to AEW?

Everyone has been counting down Bray Wyatt’s no-compete clause with the WWE, including himself.

Ever since his sudden release at the end of July, it’s been speculated as to where Windham Rotunda might end up next after a 12-year stint in WWE.

Matt Hardy may have dropped a massive hint as to where “The Eater of Worlds” may be headed.

It’s been wildly expected that Rotunda could he headed to AEW given a lot of his friends from WWE being there already. If he were to join AEW, he’d be the latest star to defect there in 2021.

CM Punk, Ruby Soho, Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson all joined AEW earlier in the year. Not to mention, Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Miro, and Rotunda’s late former best friend, Brodie Lee.

Pictured was when Hardy and then Bray Wyatt were the Raw Tag Team Champions in WWE. The 47-year-old Hardy is another one of the current AEW stars who had a lengthy tenure in WWE, but jumped to AEW in 2020 after his contract with WWE expired back in February of last year.

AEW has been landing a lot of the former WWE talent who felt underused and mistreated by their former company; Rotunda expressed displeasure after The Fiend had to give up the WWE Universal Championship to Bill Goldberg after he was one of the most popular and marketable characters for quite some time.

With the 90-day compete clause now expiring, it will be interesting to see if Hardy’s hint was a prelude to Rotunda being the next former WWE star to jump to AEW.

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Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.

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