AEW President Tony Khan has spoken candidly on the situation surrounding Jeff Hardy in AEW after his latest DUI arrest earlier this month.
On June 13th, Jeff Hardy was arrested and charged with DUI. Officers at the scene noted that the star was unable to complete any of the standard sobriety tests, while in footage of the arrest, Hardy appears very unsteady on his feet.
Following the news of his latest legal troubles, Hardy was suspended without pay by AEW, although the company has pledged to assist the star as he seeks treatment for his substance abuse issues.
Speaking on a media call ahead of AEW NJPW Forbidden Door on Sunday, Tony Khan addressed the situation surrounding the former WWE Champion:
“Jeff is doing much better. As I understand, Jeff’s in treatment. I don’t want to say too much about what’s going on, because it’s his business, but I’m here for him, whatever he needs.”
Tony Khan then explained why he doesn’t see parallels between Jeff Hardy’s behaviour and Jon Moxley’s – Moxley also underwent treatment for alcohol issues towards the end of 2021:
“I’m really glad nobody got hurt. But what Jeff did going out and driving is different from the other thing. And I just don’t like hearing the two compared if that makes sense. I feel like I’d be remiss if I didn’t give Jeff a lot of credit for now doing the right thing. And this is what we said — Jeff’s got to do the right thing if he wants to stay with AEW because it’s his last chance.”
“It’s totally different. Jon didn’t put anybody at risk like that, he wasn’t out drinking and driving … So that’s why I didn’t like hearing it compared. But I will say Jeff is in treatment and doing better. I talked to Matt about it the other day, and we’ll be here and we’ll support him for what he needs. This is what he had to do; he had to go to treatment to get us to keep supporting him at this time. And we are.”