Matt Hardy is currently part of the AEW roster, but it’s no big secret that his contact is coming up soon. Hardy was in attendance for Monday Night Raw at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC this week as he simply attended as a member of the audience. The appearance at Raw got the wrestling world talking and Matt Hardy recently explained on his Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast how he ended up at a WWE event.

“Literally, myself and my wife, which we try and do once, maybe twice a week if we can, we had a date night where it was just me and her without kids. And we were eating in Raleigh, we were having a great dinner in Raleigh. And she was contacted by one of her friends that she does a spa with inside of Raleigh.

Raleigh is just a few miles from the Hardy Compound, everyone knows that. And they had a suite, which they always have, over at the PNC which is the arena in Raleigh. And they invited Reby over to the deal, said, ‘Hey, you want to come hang out? There’s free food, there’s this, whatever, we’d like to see you.’

… Reby was like, ‘Oh, we should go by there. I’d like to see my friend.’ I said, ‘Ugh, I really wouldn’t want to go by there.’ She said, ‘Well they’re in a skybox, so it’s like closed off and whatever. We wouldn’t be getting there until 8:45, 9:00 p.m.’ So we actually went. Reby hung out with her friends for a little bit. And while I was there, the skybox, the suite, was pretty open in the front. And yes, I did get recognized. And people started forming a line to like take photos with me and whatnot.

And we cut out of there at about 10:30 p.m. I was there probably 80 or 90 minutes altogether and I probably took 200 photos, which once word got out that I was there, it was like crazy. There was literally at one point a line and security came and like had to make them move against the wall so I could take photos with them.”

Matt Hardy did also confirm that he is currently in negotiations with All Elite Wrestling. He noted that he loves AEW, and spoke highly of Tony Khan, but said that ultimately his decision regarding his next move will come down to making sure he’s happy in all capacities.

Stay tuned for updates.