Jeff Hardy has been released from his WWE contract, according to Fightful.
Concern about Hardy’s condition grew when video surfaced of him at a live event over the weekend, where he was sluggish during a tag team match against The Bloodline and wandered off into the crowd after making a tag to Drew McIntyre. “The Charismatic Enigma” has a long, documented history with addiction.
Jeff had recently been drafted to SmackDown, and was seemingly being groomed as a challenger to Roman Reigns’s Universal Championship.
Jeff, along with his brother Matt, returned to WWE in 2017 after an eight year absence, capturing the Raw Tag Team Championships as surprise entrants in a tag team ladder match at WrestleMania 33. After the duo’s contracts expired in 2020, Matt left for AEW while Jeff opted to re-sign with WWE.
According to the Fightful report, WWE offered to send Jeff Hardy to rehab, but the offer was not accepted.
We wish Jeff Hardy the best in his road to recovery. More on this story as it develops.
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