During a WWE live event in Corpus Christi, Texas, Jeff Hardy was involved in a 3 vs. 3 with Drew McIntyre, King Woods and members of the Bloodline. To general dismay, the 'Charismatic Enigma' returned backstage in the midst of contention and never appeared in the ring again.
Vince McMahon's company was forced to replace him with Rey Mysterio over the course of the show. According to what was reported by 'Fightful Select', Jeff would have experienced a particularly troubled evening. “We can confirm reports from PWInsider that Jeff Hardy was sent home after what everyone called a difficult night for him, which became more and more evident as the minutes went by.
We just have to wish Jeff all the best”. This situation has led many fans to fear that the three-time world champion may have fallen back into the spiral of alcohol or drugs. Speaking in the latest edition of 'Busted Open Radio', the legendary Bully Ray highlighted how Hardy's turbulent past feeds people's concern.
Bully Ray opens up on Jeff Hardy
“I don't want to give too much space to the many speculations that have been circulating regarding Jeff Hardy's removal. We don't know what the real reason was. Life 'on the road' is very complicated, I have repeated it several times myself.
A lot of things can happen in an athlete's private life. Unfortunately, in Jeff's case, it all gets blown away by his difficult past. My hope is that he hasn't gotten into trouble again. I hope that the same episodes of the past are not recapitulated” - analyzed Bully Ray.
During a live session on his Twitch channel, Matt Hardy - Jeff's brother and current AEW star - commented on the latest vicissitudes. “I talked to Jeff for a while today and I can assure you he's fine. It's none of my business, he'll have to be the one to provide an explanation if he feels like it.
My brother has returned home and is in good health, I can only say this”. Fans in attendance at last night's event noticed that something seemed off about Jeff Hardy. The SmackDown Superstar looked sluggish in the ring during the six-man Tag Team match with Roman Reigns and The Usos, as noted by PWInsider as well.
Jeff Hardy's fans are concerned over his well-being after reports of him being sent home surfaced. As can be seen in the video embedded below, Hardy made a h*t tag to Drew McIntyre and vanished into the crowd with security following him. You can see the exact moment Jeff Hardy left the spot, at the 11:05 mark.