It wasn’t long ago that Jeff Hardy admitted he wants to retire after a Hell in a Cell match against Undertaker at WrestleMania. Now, in an interview with SI.com (the same interview where Broken Matt Hardy said he’s unsure of a return to WWE because he’s not sure if he can trust Vince McMahon), the artist now known as Brother Nero makes it sound like a WWE return is dependent on whether or not that match is a real possibility:
“For the people who really want to know where I’ll be after February, it’s just like what I said when I left [WWE]—this is only goodbye for now, this is not goodbye forever. As long as I’m healthy, there is always that chance I will return and have that one last run. For now, it’s up in the air. Ultimately, that’s my last dream match – with the Undertaker at the Hell in a Cell – so a lot of it depends on The Undertaker. If he’s going to still do one match a year, I would really like to be part of a Hell in a Cell with him. But I don’t know if he’s going to wrestle again this year at WrestleMania, or if he’s going to give it up. I was the world champion, but I never got to do a Hell in a Cell or main event a WrestleMania, but so much of it depends on The Undertaker.”
It is, of course, possible that TNA goes under and Hardy decides a reunion with WWE is in his best interest. It’s also possible he makes his way back even without the promise of the aforementioned Undertaker match. In fact, the idea of WWE actually using up one of Undertaker’s rare dates — if there are any left at all — on a match with Jeff Hardy at WrestleMania seems highly unlikely.
Still, Hardy returning to the company that made him a star is going to happen sooner or later.