Jeff Hardy was arrested last June in Florida for driving under the influence. His BAC was very high and the 'Charismatic Enigma' had failed all balance tests. After being released on bail, Jeff was immediately suspended by AEW president Tony Khan and forced to go to rehab.
While it is an indefinite suspension, Hardy is expected to return to the ring once he has resolved all of his personal and legal issues. In the latest edition of his podcast, Matt Hardy provided an important update on his brother's condition.
“I can assure you that Jeff Hardy is putting his all into this journey. He is doing everything he has to do to defeat his inner demons” – revealed Matt. “He has to put all of his personal and legal issues behind him before he can get back in the ring.
Things are going well and we hope to see him back in action soon” – he added.
Update on Jeff Hardy's status
Jeff Hardy is much better than he was a few months ago and has managed to stay sober without too much trouble.
According to 'PWInsider', the former WWE star is expected to appear in a pre-trial hearing on Wednesday, December 21 at 8:30am. It is rumored that attempts at conciliation are underway, in order to prevent the case from going to trial.
In a lengthy conversation on Sportskeeda, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo harshly criticized Hardy for endangering other people's lives. “We all know what Jeff Hardy's problems are, if he's been carrying them around for years and years.
The thing I just can't accept is that - despite being drunk - he got behind the wheel of a car. We're not talking about a simple hangover. By acting like that, he put other people's lives in danger”- explained Russo. “When I heard the news, my mind immediately went to Bill DeMott, whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver.
Jeff is struggling with an addiction and we hope he gets over it, but he can't get behind the wheel of a car like that. I'm sorry to say it, but Jeff Hardy is dangerous” – he added to the dose. During her interview with The Ringer, Toni Storm named Jeff Hardy and Mickie James as two stars she looked up to.
“Mickie James was a big part of that [fandom] … and I wanted to be like Jeff Hardy. I still want to be like Jeff Hardy. It’s always good when someone you grow up watching, you’re able to share the same locker room with [them], it’s always a good thing, right? That just means that I’ve gotten to where I’ve always wanted to be”.
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