Eric Bischoff hopes Jeff Hardy leaves professional wrestling. The former head of WCW has experience working with Hardy through tough times. Bischoff was with TNA when Hardy infamously showed up in no condition to wrestle his Victory Road 2011 main event match with Sting. Hardy was released by WWE on December 9th.
On the latest episode of 83 Weeks, Bischoff talked about the recent release of Jeff Hardy from WWE. He said he’s got to take care of himself before even thinking about wrestling. He hopes The Charismatic Enigma never returns.
“I hope Jeff gets whatever help he needs, I hope he gets out of wrestling. I don’t want to see him go to AEW, I don’t want to see him go back to WWE. I would hope for Jeff’s sake that Jeff doesn’t want to go to AEW or Jeff doesn’t want to go back to WWE.
There’s a time when in order to heal and in order to stay healthy [you have to leave], he’s only 40 something years old, he’s young. He’s still got a whole lifetime ahead of him and there’s a point where you’re struggling and you have these situations that you find yourself in and you’re struggling with the same issue over and over again.
You have six months or a year where things are under control and then you fall back into it again, you have to ask yourself is it time to change my world? Is it time to change my environment? Is it time to change what I do for a living? Is it time to change where I put my priorities? Because if putting your priorities and being involved in this industry is not helping your situation and possibly making it more difficult, then it’s time to walk away. He’s still young, I’m sure he’s made a ton of money. Man, there’s a time to walk away and put your health and family first.”
Jeff Hardy will have to examine his personal situation and make the best decision for him. While everybody in the wrestling world wishes him the best, opinions differ on his next steps. Fans may want to take Matt Hardy’s advice and let the facts come out before jumping to conclusions.
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Thanks to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription!