Last week, Jeff Hardy was arrested in Florida for multiple traffic violations. Notably, the 44-year-old from Cameron was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (having failed control tests). This is the third such episode for the former WWE star in the past decade.
Although the 'Charismatic Enigma' has already been released from prison after paying bail, he has been suspended unpaid by the AEW and will have to go to rehab if he wants to return to the ring. Many believe that Tony Khan's company did not manage Hardy well during his first months with the company.
Jeff has performed too often for an athlete his age, engaging in a series of very risky matches from a physical point of view. During a long conversation on Sportskeeda, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo advised Jeff to leave wrestling to take care of himself and his family.
Vince Russo reflects on Jeff Hardy
“Jeff Hardy should quit wrestling. It would be the right move for both himself and his family. His loved ones are counting on him and there is nothing more important in this world. Wrestling is no longer as important as it used to be, that high is no longer essential and that adrenaline rush can be shelved.
Nothing should replace the family. Jeff must have the courage to step away from wrestling” - said Vince Russo. “He has earned a lot of money from 1996 until today. Money is not a problem for him, I'm sure. There are athletes who need money and have to keep performing, but that's not the case with him.
If he has no intention of doing it for himself, he would at least do it for the people who love him” - he added. Hardy is a six-time world champion and has completed the WWE Grand Slam in both formats. We'll see if he can defeat his personal demons once and for all.
While the 'Broken' character was created in TNA/IMPACT Wrestling, Hardy said that he wanted it to be a throwback to magical characters like The Undertaker. But it also had to do with the fact that he couldn't do the high-flying spots he used to do.
He said: "Thinking back and looking back at the landscape of things all these young guys that you know, 25 to 35 that are in super top shape and super athletic and super healthy in so many ways and don't have their body covered in scar tissue like mine is.
You know, when I was thinking about those characters, what if I could do a throwback to the days of Papa Shango, the days of The Undertaker. Trying to create a character that's like somewhat magical somewhat over the top, and that was the whole mindset."