Jeff Hardy was going strong in AEW alongside his brother, Matt Hardy. That Hardy Boyz reunion didn’t last long, because Jeff Hardy was arrested for his third DUI. Now, he is suspended from AEW and waiting his day in court.
During a recent mailbag article on PW Insider, Mike Johnson was asked if Jeff Hardy’s pro wrestling career is over. It was then made clear that Jeff Hardy will continue in pro wrestling, if he wants to. That being said, there are no stories out there in pro wrestling about how he’s an “asshole,” so he should have no trouble staying busy in the pro wrestling world once he is permitted to.
I sincerely hope not. No matter what mistakes Hardy has made, I think he’s done a world of good in terms of entertaining and inspiring countless millions of people over the course of his career and there’s no “Jeff Hardy was an a-hole” story that makes the rounds, period, much less with any consistency. So, he deserves to be able to come back and close his career out on his own terms, not just be randomly done.
I think a lot of people are hoping he can handle his court case and stay sober and still perform. If he can’t and chooses to leave wrestling on his own terms, that is one thing and, in my mind, should be celebrated as someone putting his health first. The reason you haven’t seen him, however, is that AEW isn’t going to bring him back and chance he has to be pulled off TV again, especially after Tony Khan stated he wouldn’t bring Jeff back until he’s shown he can maintain his sobriety.
I don’t believe that Hardy’s career is over, though, as long as he can make the positive moves he needs for himself and his family, and get past his legal proceedings.
Matt Hardy has dropped some clues that Jeff Hardy will return to AEW television soon. There is also a hope that Brother Nero, or even Willow, might be a part of the situation. Right now, everything is on pause for the Charismatic Enigma as he waits for this DUI charge.
We will have to see what happens with Jeff Hardy’s situation. There is still the possibility that he could see jail time. Until a judge rules in this situation, keep checking back with Ringside News for the latest updates.
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