According to a new report, Jeff Hardy will be subject to WWE’s usual 90-day on-compete clause following his departure from the company on December 9th.
Following what was described as a “rough night” at a recent WWE live event, former WWE Champion Jeff Hardy was released by the company. Further reports suggested that Hardy’s behaviour at the event had been “erratic” while it was also noted that he had missed a number of signings and appearances.
While immediate concern has naturally been for Hardy’s health and welfare given the nature of his release, there has already been speculation suggesting that if and when he returns to the ring it could be alongside his brother Matt in AEW.
Writing in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer notes that WWE felt they had no choice to release Hardy, even knowing that he may go on to sign with AEW. By a similar token it is said that Hardy knew that when he turned down the company’s offer of rehab he would be released.
Meltzer also reports that Jeff Hardy will be subject to a 90-day non-compete clause, as is typical for WWE Superstars on the main roster. During this period Hardy will continue to be paid, until he becomes a free agent on March 9th 2022.
Meanwhile, Andrew Zarian of The Mat Men Pro Wrestling podcast, said on the latest episode that things have been rough for Hardy in recent weeks prior to his WWE release:
“What I was told is that he’s been really good. He does occasionally drink but the last couple of weeks has been rough for him. Those are the words, more or less. I hope he gets better.”