In the early hours of June 13th, Jeff Hardy was pulled over and arrested by Highway Patrol Officers after the vehicle he was driving had been “swerving” and “running off the road.”
After being pulled over, Hardy was arrested and according to Volusia County jail records, 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. In dashcam footage of the arrest Hardy appeared unsteady on his feet, and he was later suspended by AEW without pay.
Jim Cornette Questions Why Some Fans Want To See Jeff Hardy Wrestle Again
However, in recent weeks reports have emerged suggesting that Hardy is progressing well and working towards an in-ring return. Although it has been noted that the former WWE star’s legal issues will need to be resolved and he will have to demonstrate his sobriety for an extended period before he can come back.
On a recent episode of his Jim Cornette’s Drive Thru podcast, Cornette gave his take on the situation and questioned the motives of some fans who want to see Hardy return.
“But at the same time maybe the people who really just love Jeff Hardy want to see him come back and wrestle and they don’t think about his personal situation.”
Do a lot of people- are they thinking well now let’s just see if it’s a train wreck, we’re interested just to see what he’s going to do when he comes back and they’re not hoping for a good outcome. I don’t- f*ck it but hey to do more damage to his body, to exacerbate his personal issues, probably a thing that he shouldn’t be wrestling for a while.”
Jeff Hardy hasn’t wrestled since AEW Double or Nothing back in May where he teamed with his brother Matt to defeat the Young Bucks. At the time Jeff was said to be feeling the effects of a chaotic No Disqualification Match on Dynamite against Darby Allin just a couple of weeks earlier.
It wasrecently confirmed that Jeff Hardy’s pre-trial hearing was moved back to November 17th from October 19th. This came after his legal team “recently provided extensive mitigation materials” to the prosecution. This meant that “the parties require additional time to negotiate a potential pretrial resolution.”
H/t to Sportskeeda