Matthew Moore Hardy (born September 23, 1974) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand alongside his real-life brother Jeff where they are collectively known as The Hardy Boyz. Wrestling in three separate decades, Hardy has managed to keep himself relevant through a variety of different gimmicks, character changes as well as his use of social media. In 2002, Hardy began a solo career in WWE and his subsequent "Version 1" persona was named Best Gimmick by Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Hardy's eccentric "Broken" gimmick, which he debuted in 2016, earned him multiple awards and praise from wrestling critics, including a second Best Gimmick award.
Matt gained notoriety in WWF's tag team division due to the Hardys' participation in tables, ladders, and chairs matches. As a tag team wrestler, he is a 14-time world tag team champion, having held six WWF/World Tag Team Championships, three WWE/Raw Tag Team Championships, one SmackDown Tag Team Championship, one ROH World Tag Team Championship, one WCW Tag Team Championship and two TNA World Tag Team Championships. As a singles wrestler, Hardy is a three-time world champion, winning two TNA World Heavyweight Championships and one ECW Championship.
Hardy is married to professional wrestler Rebecca "Reby Sky" Reyes and together they have two boys, Maxel born in 2015 and Wolfgang Xander born in 2017. Hardy and his family are often featured in their social media presence and has been worked into both Matt Hardy's "Broken" and "Woken" characters, melding family life with the fictional wrestling world. Hardy portrayed himself in the 2013 Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies movie and has made various television appearances outside of wrestling. He has also been featured in a Blu-Ray collection called "Twist of Fate: The Matt and Jeff Hardy Story" and co-wrote the biography "The Hardy Boyz: Exist 2 Inspire" with his brother.