Bully Ray speaks about Jeff Hardy
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 1042
The world of wrestling has been rocked by a number of events in the past few weeks. From the alleged release of Sasha Banks to Vince McMahon's scandal, passing through the arrest of Jeff Hardy. As everyone knows by now, the latter was arrested in Florida for driving under the influence of alcohol.
This is the third such episode for the former WWE star in the past decade. The 'Charismatic Enigma', currently under contract with All Elite Wrestling, has been suspended without pay by Tony Khan and will have to go to rehab if he is to get back into the ring.
In addition to being a six-time world champion, Cameron's 44-year-old has won the Intercontinental Championship five times, once the United States Championship, once the European Championship, once the Raw Tag Team Championship and once the SmackDown Tag.
Team Championship together with his brother Matt. This made him the ninth wrestler in WWE history to complete the Grand Slam. In the latest edition of the 83 Weeks podcast, Bully Ray recalled Jeff's famous incident during IMPACT Wrestling's PPV 'Victory Road'
Hardy should have fought Sting for the TNA Heavyweight Championship, but he showed up backstage too 'altered' to perform.
Bully Ray talks about Jeff Hardy
"We were all terrified, it was very close to the start of the show and we didn't know what to do" - said Bully Ray.
"At a certain point, I got an idea. I told the executives that I would step into the ring myself and attack Sting. Maybe I would have used a table, in order to enthuse people and make them go home happy. That 'smoke' would have served to hide Jeff Hardy's real condition" - he added.
Konnan instead lashed out at AEW: “Jeff didn't have to be employed every single week. At this point in his career, he should be doing promos and taking part in small segments. He is no longer able to be a full-time superstar.
He needs to switch off, being over 40 years old and having a troubled history behind him”. Speaking on the Talk Is Jericho podcast, Jeff opened up about the Hall of Fame induction, declaring that it was not the right time.
He also stated that he didn't want to go in without his brother Matt: "I couldn't help but think about it. I cried a little bit because I was like, well, first of all, I don't want to go in there without my brother [Matt Hardy], and it's not my time.
This is too early. This is crazy. So yeah, it was very emotional man. I was like, what are they trying to do? Because naturally I'm going to be reuniting with my brother in AEW, now that when I'm free of WWE, so yeah, I just went there, and I told my wife what had happened.
I can't believe what they just offered me. So, it's very emotional man, but I happily declined it," Jeff Hardy said.