WWE reportedly releases Jeff Hardy

Dec 9, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

WWE has reportedly released Jeff Hardy.

Hardy was reportedly offered help and rehab, but the assistance was not accepted, according to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.

Hardy’s release comes after he was sent home from the road last weekend. As we’ve noted, he tagged out of a six-man main event at Saturday’s WWE live event in Edinburg, Texas, after appearing more sluggish as the match went on. Hardy immediately disappeared through the crowd as security followed him. He never returned, and did not appear for the post-match celebration with Drew McIntyre and King Xavier Woods after the win over The Bloodline. Hardy missed Sunday’s live event in Corpus Christi, and was replaced by Rey Mysterio. It was reported then that he had been sent home. You can click here for videos of Hardy at the Saturday event. As noted at this link, Matt Hardy had provided an update on Jeff earlier this week, noting that he was at home, and was OK.

This most recent WWE run for Hardy began at WrestleMania 33 in 2017 when he and Matt returned after being away since 2009.

Hardy was scheduled to team with McIntyre to face Happy Baron Corbin and Madcap Moss on this week’s SmackDown.

Stay tuned for more on Hardy’s WWE release.

8 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    Dead in 6 months.

  2. Michael V says:

    The more he accepts assistance from WWE, the more he is indebted to them. And then they’ll just drag out his contract longer for the time missed in the ring. He’s better off leaving and THEN accepting the assistance. Here’s hoping the guy gets the help he needs, although for all of the stints in rehab, I wonder if he’ll ever be sober for a long period of time.

  3. Rob Dam Van! Shirt Typo! says:

    We don’t know if hes back to using or not. He appeared sluggish and then left the match…..looks odd. But i’ve not heard anything about a piss test or the like. I think he wants to be with his brother. I think he was trying to get released.

  4. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    @Michael V
    You have a point, and I don’t know if the De Haviland Law (which essentially bars an employer from extending a contract to make up for time suspended, injured, rehab, etc.) extends beyond the borders of California. And I highly doubt anyone in the WWE would sue to find out.

  5. TrollBuster says:

    He never learns…
    Don’t do drugs.

  6. HereForTheLawls says:

    Everyone wanted him to have a Championship run but this is the reason they didn’t, unfortunately knew this was going to happen thus being why they wouldn’t give him that run. Hopefully he can get help for his family and himself.

  7. Kyle Christie says:

    I really feel for Jeff and it’s sad to see some of the hateful things people are saying about him. The guy should never have been on a full time schedule when he returned to WWE. There is absolutely no need for him to be on all the shows after all the abuse and crazy stunts his body has been through over the years. He’s said in interviews that he’s in pain doing the Swanton Bomb and if you’ve noticed these last few years, he tries to land directly on the opponents to avoid a more painful bump on the mat.
    I hope he gets the help he needs but also, just to seriously rest and rehabilitate his body. Do some cryotherapy or whatever the latest stuff like that is to heal the body.

  8. john schleehauf says:

    Hope the “Soma Coma” was worth it! Lol!

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