Matthew Moore Hardy (born September 23, 1974) is an American professional wrestler currently contracted to WWE's Raw brand.
Before signing with WWE, Hardy, with his brother Jeff, founded a wrestling organization called Organization of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts (OMEGA). While there, Hardy held many championships including the Heavyweight and Tag Team Championship, which he held with Jeff. The promotion folded in October 1999 when they signed contracts with WWE. The Hardys gained notoriety in WWE's tag team division due to their participation in Tables, Ladders, and Chairs matches.
Son to Gilbert and Ruby Moore Hardy, he is the older brother of Jeff Hardy. Their mother died of brain cancer in 1986. Hardy played baseball as a child and throughout high school, but had stopped by his senior year. He also played football, either as a linebacker or a defensive end. Hardy was a good student at Union Pines High School in North Carolina, and was a nominee for the "Morehead Award", a scholarship to any university in North Carolina. Hardy attended University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he majored in engineering; however, after a year he dropped out due to his father being ill. He then attended Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst to gain his associate's degree.'
Hardy is good friends with Marty Garner, Shannon Moore and Gregory "Shane" Helms. Hardy was previously in a relationship with former WWE Diva Amy Dumas, known by the ring name "Lita". It's currently rumored that Hardy has rekindled a romance with WWE Diva Ashley Massaro after previously dating her in 2007.