As fans will surely remember, Jeff Hardy was arrested in the summer of last year for drunk driving. It was his third arrest in the last decade (again for the same reason), which is why Tony Khan decided to immediately suspend him from All Elite Wrestling.
Just when his career seemed to be on the upswing, the 'Charismatic Enigma' had to stop again to go to rehab. In recent months, there has been a lot of speculation about his possible return to the ring. According to the well-known portal 'PWInsider', the preliminary hearing in the Jeff Hardy case is set for February 23rd.
At one point there were also rumors of a possible plea deal, but it seems that the parties have not reached any agreement. If convicted, Hardy could face up to five years in prison. We recall that his lawyers had waived the right to receive a short trial in July 2022.
Latest update on Jeff Hardy
Jeff Hardy's career has been full of ups and downs, also thanks to his personal demons. The 'Charismatic Enigma' seemed to have recovered and was living a sort of second youth alongside his brother Matt.
Cameron's star player had been involved in several electrifying matches, including a no disqualification match against Darby Allin. His last fight in AEW was at 'Double or Nothing 2022', when the Hardys defeated the Young Bucks.
Matt Hardy recently provided an update on his brother status: “Things haven't been going right in recent months and Jeff has been having a tough time. Everyone's hope is that he will be able to turn this bad experience into something good and that he will give a positive turn to his life.
He can come out of this story even stronger, he just has to want it. Maybe he'll come back to fight or maybe not, I can't give you a certain answer”. The next few weeks will be decisive in understanding what Jeff's fate will be, in the hope that everything will work out for the best.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has revealed that WWE wanted Jeff Hardy to return. ''Here is an update on Jeff Hardy. John Laurinaitis called Jeff Hardy to get him back a few weeks ago, including an offer to put him in the 2022 Hall of Fame class.
Hardy turned it down and asked for his drug test results because he knew he wasn’t going to test positive for recreational drugs. It took Hardy and his wife six weeks to get the results back,'' said Meltzer.
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