In 2001, The Hardyz began feuding with Stone Cold Steve Austin and Triple H (known as The Power Trip), which also led to a singles push for both Matt and Jeff.Hardy helped Jeff defeat Triple H for the Intercontinental Championship, At Backlash he retained the title against Guerrero and Christian in a triple threat, and against Edge the following night on RAW.Beginning in 1994, The Hardys wrestled for several North Carolina-based independent circuit promotions and adapted a number of alter-egos.
is an American professional wrestler and professional wrestling promoter currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand.
Along with his real-life brother Jeff, Matt gained notoriety in WWF's tag team division due to their participation in Tables, Ladders and Chairs matches.
In Matt's final singles match for the promotion before signing a full-time contract he would lose to Val Venis on a taping of Shotgun in 1998.
During this period, Hardy wrestled 32 matches for the promotion.
Hardy held the championship for 125 days, making him the second-longest reigning European Champion in history and the longest-reigning American-born European Champion.