Matt and Jeff would go on to have a short lived feud with The Headbangers (Thrasher and Mosh), losing to the duo twice in 1997.It was during this time that Matt and Jeff would experiment different ring names, at one stage being called Ingus (Matt) and Wildo Jinx (Jeff).In 1999, while feuding with Edge and Christian, the duo briefly picked up Michael Hayes as a manager.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!
During this period, Hardy wrestled 32 matches for the promotion.
The Hardy Boyz used a cruiserweight, fast-paced high flying style in their matches, often leaping from great heights to do damage to their opponents (and themselves in the process).
Although Jeff was better known for his extreme moves, Matt was a prodigious high-flier himself.
In 2002, Hardy began a solo career in WWE; his subsequent "Version 1" persona was named Best Gimmick by Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Hardy's eccentric "Broken" gimmick, which he debuted in 2016, earned him multiple awards and praise from wrestling critics, including a second Best Gimmick award.
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.