By now the news that Jeff Hardy was released by WWE have made the rounds; as have the rumors that now, Jeff Hardy can join up with his brother Matt, in AEW. Of course Jeff needs to adhere to his 90-day no-compete clause with WWE, but that did not stop the in-ring legend from appearing on his brother, Matt Hardy’s Twitch.
It was during his appearance on said twitch, that Jeff announced some concert dates: Thursday, December 16 at Miramar Theatre in Milwaukee, WI; Friday, December 17 at Bub City in Rosemont, IL; Saturday, December 18 at Dusty Boots Saloon in Rockford, IL, and Sunday, December 19 at XBK Live in Des Moines, IA.
Of course, Jeff was released by WWE after he walked out on a match during a house show for the company a few weeks back. The event came only a few short days after his appearance on The Broken Skull Sessions with Steve Austin aired. It was on that show that Jeff went into his career, his issues and overcoming those obstacles that appeared in his life.
Of course, WWE wanted to put Jeff in rehab, the message being delivered to fans was that he had fallen off of the wagon. But Jeff declined the rehab and was thus released by the company.
The rumor mill started turning and turning in a hot minute after that point…some even going as far to suggest that Jeff wanted the release, thus orchestrating the entire thing. The reason for this: So that he could finish his career right in AEW alongside his brother.
Of course all of this is rumor and conjecture, and there were a lot of fans online that put forth messages of care for Jeff Hardy’s well-being, too.
Jeff and Matt actually make reference to the alluded rumors that Jeff wanted the WWE release in one of the aforementioned Twitch videos (see below), Jeff stating after removing his headphones after appearing behind his brother, that he was listening to “Release Me” by Wilson Phillips. A stretch? Or and Easter Egg? Perhaps, but it sure feeds the fire, doesn’t it? And this comes right from the horse’s mouth, as they say.
All in all, it’s pretty unclear what happened exactly. But what is clear, is that he looks great in the Twitch video; he looks to be clear-minded and he seems ready for the next chapter in his life. His no-compete clause with WWE ends in March, so we’ll see where this all goes by then.
The Young Bucks got in on doing their part in getting the old rumor mill to wind up again, as Matt Hardy shared some epic memories from his an Jeff’s Ring Of Honor days, he specifically posting memories from the Ladder War VII match at Supercard of Honor XI that took place on April 1st 2017, and the Young Bucks responded with a drooling emoji, thus hinting that down the line, the AEW audience would be getting the Bucks vs. The Hardy’s once again.
AEW’s Winter Is Coming is tomorrow night, and with other rumored de3buts, things look even more promising for AEW and pro wrestling fans overall moving forward.
And if you thought things were interesting already, just you wait, dear readers…because it feels like things are Undisputedly about to get Xtreme down the line and in some cases, maybe sooner, and that’s The Way we like it.
“I know that it’s time for a change…
How many times have I tried to turn this love around?
I don’t want to give up
But baby it’s time I had two feet on the ground
Can you release me…
Come on baby, come on baby
You knew it was time to just let go
‘Cause we want to be free
But somehow it’s just not that easy
Come on Darlin’, hear me Darlin’
‘Cause you’re a waste of time for me
I’m trying to make you see
That baby you’ve just got to release me
I’m not going back to you anymore…”
-“Release Me” by Wilson Phillips
As always, food for thought, dear readers.