Following the news that Jeff Hardy has been pulled from the June 1st edition of AEW Dynamite, a new report has offered an explanation.
Jeff Hardy arrived in AEW on March 9th and set about continuing his tradition of jumping from every tall structure he can find.
Never one to take it easy, Hardy jumped from a ledge backstage crashing through a pile of tables on March 23rd, before wince-inducingly throwing caution to the wind against Darby Allin in a No Disqualification Match on May 11th.
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.
At Double or Nothing The Hardys met the Young Bucks in what many fans felt was the match of the night. However, Jeff Hardy appeared to be moving anything but smoothly for much of the contest. The former World Champion had been scheduled to appear on the following episode of Dynamite, before being pulled from the show along with Adam Cole.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained that Hardy was a “mess” before the match at Double or Nothing, suffering with the aftereffects of his match with Allin.
“Jeff (Hardy) was a mess going into the match. From what I was told, it was really the Darby Allin match. He’s beat up.”
There is currently no word on why Adam Cole is missing the show. The former NXT Champion won the men’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament at Double or Nothing while his real-life partner Britt Baker won the women’s tournament.
At time of writing it remains unclear as to how long Hardy will be out of action.