Matt Hardy has claimed that his brother Jeff doesn’t remember their match at Double or Nothing after being “almost knocked out” during the bout.
Ever since he stepped into AEW Jeff Hardy has been taking risks left, right and centre. Not that the Charismatic Enigma knows any other way.
On the May 11th episode of AEW Dynamite, Hardy threw caution to the wind in typical Jeff Hardy fashion during his No Disqualification Match with Darby Allin. In the bout, Allin jumped onto Hardy and a pile of steel chairs outside the ring from a ladder inside, before the Charismatic Enigma flew from the top rope onto the steel steps. The match also included numerous other spots where the two men put their bodies in harms way.
Hardy followed this up by teaming with his brother Matt at Double or Nothing, where the pair took on the Young Bucks. Although still pulling off all of his signature spots and more, the face-painted daredevil didn’t appear to be moving smoothly during the match and was pulled from the following episode of Dynamite. It was later reported that Jeff was a “mess” following his match with Allin.
The man himself also confirmed in a recent interview that he was “hurting pretty bad” after his match with the former TNT Champion.
However, speaking on the latest episode of his podcast, The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, Matt said that his brother was “almost knocked out” during their match with the Young Bucks, and this is what led to him not wrestling on Dynamite.
“Yeah, and I was happy with the match, especially considering very early on in the match Jeff was almost knocked out, so he got hurt pretty bad. That’s why he’s being pulled from the match in Los Angeles, obviously. So he was kind of running on fumes going through the match. So he’s still hold up his end of the bargain, pretty good in the big scheme of things.
When asked when the incident occurred, Matt worryingly revealed that his brother has no memory of the match.
“We have a couple of ideas, but we’re not sure. And he has no recollection. Like, he doesn’t remember the match at all. After that happened, so thank God, The Young Bucks are The Young Bucks, and I’m me and he was literally just a vessel being given directions throughout this match to kind of do what he was supposed to do.
So considering he really got knocked loopy terribly at some point earlier in the match, he still did pretty good to go through and do everything he did. And so funny that he’s just still such a great athlete, so good at what he does, like, you know, if you’d like looking at Swanton he does on the stairs, he still doesn’t like perfectly and realise he was supposed to do until he was told he was supposed to do it…
And the buckle on his boot, he has boots that like buckle up and one of his buckles snapped and broke, so he had that too.”
In the match on Dynamite, Jeff Hardy was replaced by Darby Allin, although he still appeared at ringside.
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