WWE is reportedly interested in signing "Broken" Matt Hardy, whose TNA contract expires in spring 2017. The Attitude Era superstar quit WWF (now known as WWE) after his match with Swagger at the 2009 Royal Rumble.

According to The Wrestling Observer, WWE sent out feelers to "Broken" Matt Hardy as Triple H wants him back, once his contract with TNA expires. The website, however, pointed out that Hardy has immense creative control of his character in TNA, can make his own schedule and financially he is in a good place with his independent dates, TNA contract and merchandise sales.

"With WWE there's the killer schedule which probably isn't the best thing for him physically right now," Wrestling Observer's Meltzer said. (Via Wrestlinginc)

"Granted, if something happens to TNA, that equation changes because he's loaded with ideas for his character and he would need television to get them over," Meltzer added.

WWE has reportedly been pushing to recruit veteran wrestlers ever since the historic brand split took place earlier this year, to boost the rosters of Raw and SmackDown Live. However, WWE has found it tough as the independent wrestling circuits are much more lucrative for former superstars. So far WWE has signed Shelton Benjamin, Curt Hawkins and Jinder Mahal.

Wrestlinginc recently asked former WWE star Kevin Thorn as to why veterans were not joining WWE even though offers were being made, to which he replied: "The majority of the guys know they're going to push the guys they're going to push. You're really going there to be an enhancement talent within reason. Yeah, they're going to say they're going to do these big vignettes for you, but all you're really there to do is to get the next guys over."

In July, Hardy had expressed his desire to fight Bray Wyatt in the WWE. "I would love, one day down that road, to show up in WWE and have a match with the Bray Wyatt. I would love to bring him to my battlefield and delete him. That would be my honor," Hardy told Sports Illustrated.

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