Dave Meltzer has speculated on the possibility of WWE welcoming back Jeff Hardy should AEW release him following his latest DUI arrest.
According to Volusia County jail records, Hardy was charged with Driving While License Canceled/Suspended/Revoked, Violation of Restrictions Placed on Drivers License, and DUI Alcohol/Drugs Third Offense within 10 Years.
It has been reported by Marc Raimondi, via Hardy’s Florida Highway Patrol arrest report, that his car was “swerving” and “running off” the road. Upon being pulled over, Hardy was said to be “in a stupor and confused.”
Jeff Hardy has been pulled from advertising for the upcoming AEW Road Rager event and a new report has said AEW has asked broadcast partner Warner Media to pull all advertising featuring Hardy for the foreseeable future.
With Hardy’s future possibly up in the air, the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer has discussed the possibility of the former WWE Champion returning to Vince McMahon’s company should AEW release him:
“The thing with Jeff is, he’s a really nice guy so people want to think the best of him but this keeps happening. You know, he goes somewhere and something happens and they let him go, or sometimes he quits over situations and [he] goes to another company. Then something happens and he goes to another company, you know, he goes WWE to TNA to WWE…you know what I mean? Back and forth.”
“As soon as one company gets rid of him there’s gonna be another company that signs him and if AEW was to get rid of him, I don’t know that WWE would sign him right now but somebody would because it always happens that way.”
Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Radio co-host Bryan Alvarez mentioned the situation regarding Jeff Hardy leaving WWE towards the end of 2021 but Meltzer adds that it wasn’t long after he was released that WWE was making overtures to bring him back:
“No, they wouldn’t bring him back now but in a year? Maybe they wouldn’t, maybe this would be the straw that broke the camel’s back but I thought that was happening a long time ago. He’s always been brought back. The situation with WWE, he wouldn’t go to rehab, how long did it take for them to calm and want to put him in the Hall of Fame to get him to not go to AEW? It was less than three months because he had a ninety-day non-compete. It was probably two months in, six weeks and they called him up and wanted him back.”
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