Jeff Hardy is still one of the most popular pro wrestlers to have graced the squared circle, having competed in promotions such as 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.
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 recently spoke to Alex McCarthy of TalkSPORT, where he teased making his way to AEW once his contract expires and reuniting with his brother Matt Hardy.
“I do believe it will happen but I am not so sure where. That is why it is exciting. It can happen anywhere, man. Wrestling is very unpredictable. Contracts expire. People get released. All kinds of stuff happens. So, we will have to see. I think our paths will cross again and we will reunite one more time.”
WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross previously spoke on his Grilling JR podcast and talked about Jeff Hardy being released from the company in 2003.
“Total denial. Jeff was in total denial. Like a lot of substance abusers, he just didn’t perceive that he had a big problem. It’s nothing I can’t handle. And so, you know, I remember sitting down and talking with him at a TV after the drug test and so forth, and him appearing to be affected, not in the right frame of mind, you know, on whatever pills he was taking.”
“And I said, you know, ‘We have this theory here, we either solve problems, or we eliminate them. The way we are going to solve your problem, if you agree, is that we are going to send you to rehab and help you with your (problem). Why are you doing this? Why are you purposely valuing getting high over your career? You are not going to make any money getting high. You can make a lot of money as Jeff Hardy the Superstar.”
“And he was getting a singles opportunity coming up; he had great charisma, as we all know. Phenomenal performer. He said, ‘I’m not going to rehab.’ I said, ‘Is that your final answer? Do you want to think about this? Get back to me later today because we have got to decide today.’ ‘No, I’m not going.’ Alright then. Basically, what you’re telling us is that you’re done because we can’t continue this way. It’s not an option. We just can’t do it. So, you know, he was wrecking corvettes, and he was missing death—multiple times.”