Jeff Hardy was released by WWE earlier today. The shocking news broke the hearts of his legions of fans. His well-documented prior history of substance abuse left many wondering about the superstar’s well-being.
Fightful’s Sean Sapp has reported that inside reports from WWE indicated that Hardy was offered help and rehab for his issues. Sapp initially broke the news of Jeff’s release. The Charismatic Enigma, however, turned down the offer. While unconfirmed, this points to his addiction being at least a part of the cause for his release from the company.
“I’ve heard WWE offered Jeff Hardy help and rehab, and it was not accepted. Here’s to hoping things get better for him.”
Jeff Hardy’s brother, AEW star Matt Hardy, recently said that his brother was doing just fine. He didn’t go into detail about the circumstances. Matt’s statement came during a Twitch stream shortly after Hardy walked on on a house show match and was sent home by WWE.
Hardy has been a professional wrestler since he was a teenager. He debuted with WWE at the age of 17 as an enhancement talent, losing his first match against Razor Ramon. Few could’ve imagined the highs and lows that would follow.
Jeff Hardy and brother Matt have been tag team champions in Ring of Honor, Impact Wrestling, and WWE. They combined for an unbelievable twelve major world tag team championships. He’s also a former WWE Champion and twice held the company’s version of the World Heavyweight Championship. Everyone at Ringside News sends our best wishes to Jeff Hardy.
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