WWE may have made the biggest mistake of their life, when they released pro wrestling legend and one-half of The Hardy Boyz in Jeff Hardy last December 9th, 2021 due to an unusual incident that occurred at a WWE Live Event, where he competed in a 6-Man Tag Team Match, but abruptly left the match and ran through the crowd. Prior to Jeff Hardy’s WWE release, he was reportedly offered to go to rehab by the company, but he refused to go, which led to Jeff Hardy being pulled from upcoming WWE live events and his eventual release.
There were reports that noted WWE wanted to bring Jeff Hardy back and an offer was even made for Jeff to be inducted into this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class after his drug test results came back negative and it was confirmed that Jeff wasn’t intoxicated or under the influence of drugs during the incident that occurred at the WWE live event, but The Charismatic Enigma reportedly turned them down. AEW Star and Jeff Hardy’s brother, Matt Hardy, later stated that he didn’t feel like Jeff needed rehab at that point and that The Charismatic Enigma was in a good place in his life.
Despite Jeff being under a 90-day non-compete clause with the WWE, which means he will only be a free agent by Wednesday, March 9th, there have already been a number of hints and teases about him joining All Elite Wrestling soon and it has been heavily rumored as well for a number of weeks now that he is definitely on his way to the company.
Fightful Select reports that Jeff Hardy is surely going to be All Elite soon and his first appearance on AEW TV may come as soon as this Wednesday night’s episode of Dynamite. The report also states that Jeff is scheduled to be at the venue of this Wednesday’s show, but there is no word yet on if he will actually make an appearance on the show, though this Wednesday is Hardy’s first day as a free agent.
Jeff Hardy revealed in an interview that he and his brother have indie dates lined up, starting March 12th at a Big Time Wrestling Event in Webster, Massachusetts and it looks like the legendary tag team will be teaming up on AEW TV as well if Jeff Hardy does end up signing with the company.