Jeff Hardy’s subpar booking Monday Night RAW led many to believe that the company has given up on pushing him. Fans also vented about the same on social media. It seems he also thought his life was over after a 2009 arrest.

It even came to a point that his brother Matt Hardy talked about the subject of his poor booking in the company. Despite all that, Jeff Hardy made it clear that he is simply there to do his job and that is all that he cares about.

While speaking on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions, Jeff Hardy talked about getting arrested back in 2009 for illegally ordering controlled prescription pills. Hardy was released by WWE two weeks before that after failing his second drug test.

Jeff Hardy admitted that he thought his life was over and he was never going to be able to return to the WWE after getting arrested back in 2009 over the illegal drugs.


“I was ordering pills illegally in the mail [and] got busted. SWAT team comes into my house, me and my wife and our little dog. I was busted. I got busted for getting pills illegally. I thought my life was over. [I] went to jail that weekend. It was a mind-blowing experience. I was terrified. I thought my life was over. That was the time that really scared me straight.

“Oh my god. It’s terrifying when you’re looking at it [with] your wife beside you. Handcuffed, face down to the floor. I wrote a song about it called rebellious. It’s about that fear.  All those cops in there. It was terrifying. It was completely surreal. But again, overall, in the big picture of everything, [it has] made me a better human being. They were huge mistakes. I was like, ‘I’m probably never going to go back to WWE, they can never trust me again, after all this.’ Even though if I’m doing good in this other wrestling world, I just didn’t know.”

Jeff Hardy was sentenced to ten days in jail and 30 months of probation for the incident along with a hefty fine. After his WWE release, Jeff Hardy returned to TNA where he had a solid run in the company, despite some noticeable setbacks. Hardy returned to WWE in 2017 and has been working there since then.

h/t to SEScoops for the quotes.

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