In the Dynamite episode of March 18, 2020 Matt Hardy made his debut with the "Broken" gimmick during the segment between the Inner Circle and the Elite, declaring himself as Nick Jackson's replacement for Blood and Guts.
With his real life brother Jeff, they gained notoriety in WWF's tag team division during the 90's due to their 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 WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship, one ROH World Tag Team Championship, one WCW Tag Team Championship and two TNA World Tag Team Championships.
On March 2, Hardy announced his departure from WWE through his official YouTube channel, where Hardy said that while he's grateful towards the people behind the scenes, he said he is also on different pages with WWE as he feels he needs to have creative input and still has more to give.
Later that day, WWE announced that his contract has expired. On the latest episode of Talk Is Jericho, Hardy reflected on the framework of AEW being magic: “I think basically, the whole framework of AEW from what I’ve seen so far, is there is like an outline, this is kind of where we wanna go, this is kind of what we’d like to do to get there, how do you suggest we get there, and then the talent fills in the blanks. And that’s the magic. That’s the beauty of this business”.