Citing mostly local talent and consultation with all parties involved, Future Stars of Wrestling made the call to go ahead with this weekend’s shows including their major MECCA VI card which features huge matches and personalities such as IMPACT Wrestling Champion Tessa Blanchard as well as Filthy Tom Lawlor, Daga, Michael Elgin, Chris Masters, Alexander Hammerstone and more in tournament action to crown the FSW Grand Champion. It’s a great looking card but one person who was set to be there, in his first indie appearance since leaving WWE, Matt Hardy, is dealing with travel issues and thus was not able to make it.
According to a tweet FITE TV sent out, Matt Hardy was expected to be “a very involved part” of the MECCA VI event. This would have marked Hardy’s return to the promotion for the first time since 2017. According to a tweet Hardy sent out on March 9th, his participation in MECCA VI would have, at the very least, included an in ring promo where he was set to discuss his future in professional wrestling as it relates to the second coming of the broken brilliance.
On Sunday, March 15th, I’m returning to Las Vegas to appear at @fswvegas #MeccaVI at @samstownlv.. I’ll also be appearing that same day at @PPSCLV for a very special meet & greet from 12-2pm! pic.twitter.com/hyPXXwR8UO
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) March 10, 2020
The former FSW Heavyweight champion, Matt Hardy first debuted for the promotion in 2014, where FSW even named an event in his honor, FSW Twist of Fate. Hardy wrestled three matches for Future Stars of Wrestling in 2014, one in 2015 and one in 2017. A huge supporter of the promotion and with excitement to be returning to Las Vegas, Hardy had to unfortunately pull out of the event earlier on Sunday morning, due to travel issues. FSW announced they were working with Matt Hardy on finding a new date for his return and according to Las Vegas Wrestling Scene on Twitter, that date will be FSW’s June 11th Anniversary show.
Matt Hardy just announced he plans on returning to the Fight Capital for @fswvegas 11th Anniversary show in June.
— Rono_LVWS (@baronovech) March 16, 2020
While Hardy, who is set to make his in-ring indie return for Northeast Wrestling at Wrestlefest XXIV, was set to discuss his future plans at MECCA VI, it’s very likely some of those plans will be more clear. Hardy has been linked to AEW, IMPACT Wrestling, NWA and has not ruled out a return to WWE/NXT. It remains to be seen where Hardy will land but for now, it’s good to know that he will still be making his Vegas return in the near future.
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