Jeff Hardy was released from WWE last week after refusing to go to rehab to fix his known problems. On December 4, during a live event in Texas, Cameron’s 44-year-old left the ring in the middle of the match causing him to lose track of him.
The three-time world champion has received a large number of messages in recent days, between those asking him to start a new adventure in AEW and those suggesting instead to take a break from wrestling. The dream of many fans is to see the 'Charismatic Enigma' in All Elite Wrestling alongside his brother Matt, with the aim of perhaps challenging the Young Bucks.
Jeff will not be able to enter the ring for a period of 90 days, after which he will be free to sign with other companies. In a long interview with Sportskeeda, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo expressed his opinion of Jeff Hardy.
Vince Russo opens up on Jeff Hardy
"I do not want to sound cynical, but I hope that Jeff Hardy's career is over" - began Vince Russo without too many words. “He has a lot of money, a beautiful family and it's time for him to take care of his health.
These guys love to fight and perform in front of the public, but you need to have the intelligence to understand when is the right time to stop. I wasn't like that. I didn't feel the obsessive need to go back to being a writer” - he added.
Jeff has had to live with pain for most of his career. “I spoke to his former colleague Al Snow and he told me that Hardy had serious back problems. He suffered tremendously after every single match. Experiencing such intense and constant pain affects the rest of your life.
You have to perform the next day, but you can't sleep due to the pain. Doing all this for years and years has heavily influenced Jeff's life” - Russo analyzed. Jim Ross has known Jeff Hardy since the latter's early days in wrestling, and he urged the former WWE star to presently focus on his health and look forward to spending the holiday season with his family: "If he called me and said give me some advice, I'd say, 'get healthy'
Enjoy your family, finish your Christmas shopping, and enjoy your family at the holidays. The most special time of the year, and appreciate what you've got. Count your blessings, buddy. So, that's what I would say to him."
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