Matt Hardy may not be in the WWE anymore, but the legacy he left with the company, his presence on social media and his work on the independent scene have kept him relevant in the minds of wrestling fans over the years.
On Saturday, Hardy married model and long-time girlfriend Reby Sky at an undisclosed location in North Carolina, according to the wedding site published by the couple. Hardy’s joy on the day of the event came through his Twitter account before the ceremony:
Today is a celebration of life. It's exciting as friends & family start to arrive at BCR.. A new chapter of my life is about to begin.— Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) October 5, 2013
Hardy and Sky made the wedding social media friendly, asking guests to post pictures of the ceremony and hashtag them. The duo chose a secluded spot in the woods, and played up the fact with a funny sign leading into the event:
Thank u all for the kind words! If you're attending our wedding, take pics, have fun-we wanna make it an event! pic.twitter.com/2q8jYt1AhQ— Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) October 5, 2013
Over his time in the business, Hardy has made plenty of friends that came out to support him. Matt posted a picture of himself standing with his groomsmen, including his brother Jeff Hardy (current TNA wrestler) and his friend Gregory Helms (former WWE Superstar):
ECW and indy wrestling legend Steve Corino was also in attendance, tweeting out a photo of himself looking as dressed up as wrestling fans could have expected. Corino wasn’t alone, though, as former WWE Superstar MVP also sent a photo from the event:
Sky herself shared a great picture of the actual exchanging of the vows, revealing the woods behind the duo and the unique setup of the ceremony:
[PIC]: Sneak peek of our ceremony. It really was like a fairytale & best of all, it was at home :) pic.twitter.com/2u6eLDmElN— Reby Hardy (@RebySky) October 6, 2013
Former world heavyweight champion Jack Swagger shared his excitement with Hardy and Sky:
The couple was together for a year and a half before getting engaged this April, according to the wedding site. While Hardy has faced his fair share of trouble over the years, he has straightened his life out since going out with Sky and he has reinvented his wrestling career.
People will say that being in a long-term relationship can change a person, and in Hardy’s case it appears he has changed for the better.
After such a beautiful ceremony, wrestling fans should wish both Hardy and Sky the best on their marriage.
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