Hardy teamed with Jeff for the first time in the WWF in 1996, losing to teams such as The Smoking Gunns and The Grimm Twins on WWF television.Matt and Jeff had a short lived feud with The Headbangers (Thrasher and Mosh), losing to the duo twice in 1997.Hardy won the Hardcore Championship on April 24, 2000, on Raw Is War, by defeating Crash Holly, but lost it back to Holly three days later on Smack Down!, when Holly applied the "24/7 rule" during Hardy's title defense against Jeff.A night later at a taping of WWF Wrestling Challenge, he lost a match against Owen Hart.He continued to wrestle sporadically in the WWF throughout 19, losing matches against Crush, Razor Ramon, Hakushi, Owen Hart, the imposter Undertaker, Hunter Hearst Helmsley and "The Ringmaster" Steve Austin.
Hardy made his Monday Night Raw debut on July 1, 1994, losing to Crush.
As a singles wrestler, Hardy is a three time world champion having held the TNA World Heavyweight Championship twice and WWE's ECW Championship once.
Shortly after Hardy sent in a tape for the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) Amateur Challenge using the ring name High Voltage, a tag team named High Voltage began competing in WCW, causing Hardy to change his name to Surge.
Beginning in 1994, The Hardys wrestled for several North Carolina-based independent circuit promotions and adapted a number of alter-egos.
As The Wolverine, Hardy captured the New England Wrestling Alliance (NEWA) Championship in May 1994.
Following his WWE release, Matt returned to the independent circuit and wrestled several matches for the Allied Powers Wrestling Federation (APWF), International Wrestling Cartel (IWC) and Big Time Wrestling (BTW).