AEW Sign Former WWE World Champion?

Former WWE Champion and tag team specialist Jeff Hardy will always remain one of the most loved and talented pro wrestlers in the history of the business.  He has competed in numerous promotions throughout his career, including the likes of WWE ROH and TNA Wrestling. Fans are certainly well aware of his history of substance abuse issues and the personal demons he had to face. Jeff Hardy’s AEW debut tease was also revealed. 



He is also part of The Hardy Boyz alongside his brother Matt Hardy. The two are currently in different pro wrestling companies but that does not mean they will not be working together again in the future. Jeff Hardy won the WWE Championship after defeating Triple H and Edge in a triple threat match at Armageddon 2008.

It was recently reported that Jeff Hardy rejected WWE offering him an induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame. Matt Hardy would eventually confirm the report as well. In this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer talked about WWE backstage discussing AEW having a budget problem, while mentioning that Jeff Hardy is very likely to sign with AEW in the future.

“On the WWE side, talent was talking like AEW had a budget issue, noting that two WWE names who were both great workers had deals up, with Kevin Owens being one and the other not being Sami Zayn, but someone whose contract situation has not been public, and there was at least interest in them as far as seeing what AEW had. Legally neither one could be negotiated with and Owens signed a new deal before his old deal expired.

The other is still with the company appearing regularly on television. AEW didn’t make a play and the word was that AEW had a talent budget and we’re not going to match the WWE’s high offers unless or until they got a new and higher-paying television deal, and that won’t be until the start of 2024. Khan has also talked about signing more new talent with Keith Lee signed and Shane Strickland and Jeff Hardy both expected to be coming at some point and other ex-WWE names have been talked with, such as Buddy Matthews.”

Dave Meltzer is reporting that Jeff Hardy will likely sign.

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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