Jeff Hardy remains one of the most respected and beloved pro wrestlers in the history of WWE. Since his return in 2017, he was one of the mainstays of the company and competed in various feuds. It seems Booker T doesn’t want Jeff Hardy to go to AEW.
Unfortunately, he was recently released from WWE. To add to that, Jeff Hardy even turned down rehab prior to his firing. News of his release has truly shocked the pro wrestling world to its core and many people reacted to it.
As Ringside News exclusively reported, Hardy’s issues were not a problem backstage in WWE. Despite that, Jeff Hardy did refuse to get help for his addiction problems when WWE offered him help.
While speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T talked about Jeff Hardy’s WWE release. Booker T stated that AEW is the last place Jeff Hardy needs to be right now as Hardy has to focus on getting himself better first.
“I know people gonna be calling for him to be going to AEW and whatnot. I’m sure that’s already the talk out there, but I think that’s the last place he needs to be right now. From a monetary perspective, you’ll always be ‘checking,’ okay? So that right there can motivate you to go do work when you really don’t need to. My thing is, hopefully he gets the help he needs.
I wish Jeff the best. Like I said on Tuesday, right? I said the situation, he’s been on the road a long time, he’s going through a lot, put his body through a lot. This situation right here is going to take the company to make a decision, to slow him down, to say, ‘Hey, let’s do this so we can get back to that,’ or ‘Hey, if you want to do that, we’re going to let you go over there and do that.’ I said exactly that and what that means is, ‘Let’s get you some help.’
It was also said that Jeff Hardy might have an issue signing with AEW. Matt Hardy showed huge support to his brother after his release from WWE. Matt was also hopefully about teaming up with Jeff again in the future. While it might become a reality in the future, it won’t be before Jeff gets the help he really needs.
h/t to WrestleZone for the quotes.
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