Backstage Update On WWE Calling Jeff Hardy About A Return & Hall Of Fame Induction

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As you know by now, Jeff Hardy was released from WWE back in December after he was sent home from a live event after looking sluggish in the ring and exiting through the crowd. WWE later wanted to send Jeff to rehab, but he declined the offer and that led to his release from the company. Jeff currently has a 90-day non-compete clause, which expires on March 9th.

Following the incident, Jeff’s brother Matt took to social media and denied that Jeff had suffered a relapse and said the drug test results would come back clean.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported on Friday that John Laurinaitis called Hardy several weeks ago and asked him about a return to the company and a 2022 Hall of Fame induction to go along with it, which Jeff turned down.

In an update on the story, Jeff Hardy requested that he be sent his drug test results from WWE, as he knew he wasn’t going to test positive. After six weeks, Hardy and his wife Beth finally received the results and they came back negative.


As you’d expect, WWE knows they jumped the gun by firing him prematurely and they don’t want to see him wind up in AEW with his brother, which is likely going to happen once his non-compete clause expires. The concern within WWE is that a reunited Hardy Boyz would get AEW even more buzz than they already have, especially with programs with some of the teams in the company like the Young Bucks, Santana/Ortiz, and many others.


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