Broken Matt Hardy is a professional wrestler and brother of Jeff Hardy, who is also a professional wrestler; together they form the tag team “Hardy Boyz”. They have seven tag team championship titles and more solo titles.
Matt Hardy, after his return to the WWE (after a seven-year break), has taken on another persona, which he calls “Broken Matt Hardy”. There are questions about him that his fans are eager to find answers to. Are you one of them? Most of the answers you are looking for can be found in this article…read more!
Age and Early Life – Who Is Broken Matt Hardy?
Broken Matt Hardy, born as Matthew Moore Hardy on September 23, 1974, was born in Cameron, North Carolina. The American wrestler is the child of Gilbert Hardy and Ruby Moore. His mother, Ruby Moore, died when he was only twelve years old when she was killed by brain cancer in 1986.
Hardy has a sibling, a younger brother, Jeff Hardy, who is also a wrestler and was raised together by their father, Gilbert. Although he turned out to be a renowned wrestler with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) – formerly World Wrestling Federation (WWF) – Hardy’s first love was baseball. He started with the sport as a child and continued to play it in high school. He also played football, with his two best positions being linebacker and defensive.
Broken Matt Hardy attended Union Pines High School in North Carolina and had his head for the books. His brilliant performance at school earned him a nomination for the Morehead Award, an award that comes with a scholarship package to any college or university in North Carolina. After graduating high school, Broken Matt Hardy went to the University of North Carolina in Charlotte to study engineering. However, he did not graduate because he had to return home after the first year of college to care for his younger brother Jeff and his sick father. He later attended Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, where he earned an Associate degree.
His Net Worth
Matt Hardy began his wrestling career when he and his younger brother Jeff Hardy recorded himself and some wrestling skills under the name “High Voltage” and then sent the tape to the World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He (and his brother Jeff Nero) worked for the WWF (as he was then called) as a jobber in 1994 when he was 19 and his brother 16 years old.
In 1998 they were given a full-time contract, which earned them the name “The Hardy Boyz”. With their high-flying stunts, in which they jump from very high altitudes to finish off their opponents, they became seven-time WWE Tag Team Champions. They also enjoyed success as solo fighters when Matt Hardy won the US title and the Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) title, while Jeff won both the WWE and heavyweight world championship titles.
Hardy left the WWE in 2010 after his brother Jeff had left the WWE the year before. He worked with Total Nonstop Action (TNA), the International Wrestling Cartel (IWC), the Allied Powers Wrestling Federation (APWF), Big Time Wrestling (BTW) and the Organization of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts (OMEGA), which he founded with Jeff. He returned to the WWE in 2017 and is currently still there.
It’s not just pure luck that a wrestler remains relevant to the industry for 30 years, but Broken Matt Hardy has managed to achieve such an achievement. He has done this by reinventing himself from time to time with various gimmicks and also with the strategic use of social media.
His first gimmick was using the Persona “Version 1” in 2002, which earned him the “Best Gimmick” award from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. In 2016, he debuted with the “Broken” gimmick, which was very well received and received positive reviews and awards from wrestling enthusiasts. It also earned him the second “Best Gimmick” award.
As far as his net worth is concerned, it is still unclear how much is actually involved at the moment. Hardy claimed in a tweet on August 8, 2013, that he had net assets of 20 million dollars, which his fans thought was exaggerated. Currently, his net assets are estimated at between 1 and 10 million dollars, as the exact figure is not known.
Why “Broken Matt Hardy”?
It is no longer news that the Hardy brothers have returned to the WWE, but before they did, they reinvented themselves. Now they’re called The Broken Hardys. During the wrestling match against Jeff Hardy in the Impact Wrestling “I Quit” match in April 2016, after they left WWE, Matt Hardy was carried out of the ring on a stretcher, and when he reappeared the following month, he had a different – or rather, a “Broken” – personality. His appearance was changed as he bleached a left part of his front hair blonde. His style of speaking and dressing also changed.
Family – His Wife and Kids
Broken Matt Hardy is a married man, he has a wife and two children – all boys. A chronology of his dating life reveals his admiration for women in his profession. Hardy’s first known relationship was his affair with WWE diva Amy “Lita” Dumas. They started dating in 1999 after they had met a few months earlier (in January) at an NWA Mid-Atlantic show.
Their relationship lasted six years (1999-2005) before Hardy ended the affair after it became known that Lita was also meeting another wrestler who was also Hardy’s friend, Adam “Edge” Copeland. According to Lita, Hardy would start dating another WWE star, Ashley Massaro, in 2005. Their relationship lasted only one year and they broke up in 2006. He also met another WWE diva named Lori in 2006 before taking a sabbatical from his relationships.
He met his wife, Rebecca Reyes aka Reby Sky, and started dating her in February 2011. They married two years later, on 5 October 2013, and welcomed their first son, Maxel Hardy, on 23 June 2015, while their second son, Wolfgang Xander Hardy, arrived on 8 June 2017.
Who Is Reby Sky?
Reby Sky is the wife of Broken Matt Hardy, born in Queens, New York City. Her birth name is Rebecca Victoria Reyes-Hardy and her date of birth is August 6, 1986. Reby is not only a professional wrestler but also a television personality, a model, a dancer, and an actress. She was signed under the wrestling brand Total Nonstop Action (TNA) and performed for them from 2014 to 2017. She has a Puerto Rican heritage and her father was also a wrestling personality.
Height and Other Facts
Name: Matthew Moore Hardy
Known as: Matt Hardy, Broken Matt Hardy
Profession: Professional wrestler
Favorite Wrestlers: Macho Man and Ric Flair
Birth Date: September 23, 1974
Birth Place: Cameron, North Carolina
Spouse: Rebecca Reyes a.k.a. Reby Sky
Children: 2 (Maxel and Wolfgang Xander Hardy)
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 107 kg (236 lbs)
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black (with a bleached blonde part)