Jeff Hardy has had a long and successful career in pro wrestling, but he has also struggled with personal demons that have caused him a lot of pain. After a very long hiatus due to his DUI case last year, Hardy finally returned on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite.
For those who don’t remember, Jeff Hardy was arrested on June 13 last year in Volusia County, Florida and charged with DUI, driving with a suspended license and violating restrictions placed on a driver’s license.
After 10 months away from AEW television, Jeff Hardy finally returned on Dynamite this week. He came back and saved his brother Matt Hardy by taking out members of The Firm, much to the delight of fans in attendance.
While speaking on his Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast with Jon Alba, Matt Hardy talked about his brother Jeff Hardy’s return. Matt Hardy revealed that The Charismatic Enigma’s return was put together in just a matter of days.
“This literally came together the last few days. We’ve been talking about this for a while. Jeff’s eye will take a while — I kept making jokes, ‘How did you fly here today, did you take a red eye? Ahahaha.’ — He still has blood in his eye. They said that would probably take six to eight weeks. I put it out there, ‘In six to eight weeks, he should be good.’ His vision is fine, his eyes are stable, they’re working in sync now. He got cleared at the end of last week to do stuff physically. We had an idea of bringing him in and interjecting him into this scenario. The segment cut a little short, but here’s a great spoiler, watch Rampage on Friday and you’ll find out where this match is going to be and who the official competitors are. Jeff will be involved, HOOK will be involved, Isiah (Kassidy) will be involved. You’ll find out who from The Firm we’ll face on Rampage.”
It was also previously reported that Jeff Hardy is still recovering from his eye surgery, which Matt Hardy just confirmed. We will have to wait and see how often Jeff Hardy will be featured on AEW television now that he is back.
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