Is Jeff Hardy's career over?

Jeff Hardy has never set foot in the ring since being arrested for drunk driving in the summer of last year

by Simone Brugnoli
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Is Jeff Hardy's career over?

Jeff Hardy has never set foot in the ring since being arrested for drunk driving in the summer of last year. The 'Charismatic Enigma' was driving at very high speed and was found to have a BAC well above the legal limit in the State of Florida.

Jeff was released on bail, but AEW president Tony Khan suspended him indefinitely forcing him to go to rehab. Hardy's trial is still ongoing and it is unknown if he will return to the ring in the future. A few days ago, Mike Johnson – a well-known correspondent of 'PWInsider' – was asked if Jeff's career can be considered over: “I sincerely hope not.

No matter what mistakes Hardy made, I think his commitment in the ring has never wavered and the fans have always appreciated him tremendously. I've never heard anyone badmouth Jeff. He deserves to be able to get back in the ring and end his career on his terms.

Many people are hoping that he will emerge unscathed from this court case and that he will be able to perform again. Obviously his health comes first and that's why Tony Khan suspended him, but I sincerely hope that he can leave wrestling on his terms.

I don't think his career is over, but he will have to prove that he has conquered his personal demons and that he is reliable in the long run."

Latest news on Jeff Hardy

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.

The former WWE star is certainly one of the most spectacular performers of the modern era. Lance Storm shared his two cents centered around Jeff Hardy's latest issue. "He (Jeff Hardy) is really hurting, he is really banged up, and he is doing Swantons on the steel stairs.

He continues to get booked in dangerous matches and a willingness to do stunt matches. We also have a decades-long history of injuries of guys being all beat up in pro wrestling that leads to self medication. That’s something that needs to be addressed because there are a lot of people working really hurt, and this is in every company, there are stunt matches on every show with guys that are getting hurt, and then we have people with substance issues. It is a scary combination," Storm said.

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