As previously reported, former WWE Star and current AEW Star Jeff Hardy ran into trouble on the wrong side of the law once again, when he was arrested and booked in Volusia County, Florida on a number of charges, including Driving While License Canceled/Suspended/Revoked, Violating Restrictions Placed on Drivers License and DUI Alcohol/Drugs, which is his third DUI offense within 10 years.
The records showed that all of Jeff’s charges are felony counts and that the top AEW Star was held on a bond totaling to $3,500 ($2,500 for the DUI and $500 apiece for the license violations). Jeff Hardy was incarcerated inside the S. James Foxman Justice Center in Daytona Beach, Florida and was released after his bond was settled.
Jeff Hardy was originally set to compete in a Three-Way AEW World Championship Ladder Match with Matt Hardy against the new AEW World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) and Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus on the Road Rager episode of AEW Dynamite last Wednesday night, but Matt and Jeff Hardy were pulled from the match due to Jeff Hardy’s arrest and charges. AEW President Tony Khan then suspended Jeff Hardy without pay and revealed that The Charismatic Enigma can only return to AEW once he completes his treatment and maintains his sobriety.
Since then, Matt Hardy’s All Elite Wrestling future has been in question, which he talked about on an episode of his “The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy” podcast. According to Matt Hardy, he is not sure what exactly he will be doing, but he will surely be doing something in some capacity on AEW Dynamite.
This is what Matt Hardy said:
“I’m probably going to let the beard grow back in and we’ll see where that takes me.” “As far as what I’m doing going forward, I’m sure I will be doing something in some capacity on AEW. I’m gonna change it up a little bit, tweak things a little bit and try to make some magic happen.”
Matt Hardy also talked about how he is taking this as a challenge as opposed of it being a setback as well as how he had a great conversation with AEW President and CEO Tony Khan and how he wants to have this last great run with his brother, but he is going to make the most out of whatever opportunity he is given.
This is what Matt Hardy said:
“I look at it as a challenge, as an artist.” “There’s really no timetable on what’s happening so I very much look forward [to it]. I had a great conversation with Tony Khan today, just talked with him a little bit so we’ll see. We’ve got a few weeks to work on stuff so I’m just excited for it.”
“I look at it as a challenge as opposed to looking at everything as a setback which obviously it’s very disappointing and heartbreaking that I’m not going to be teaming with my brother. We want to have this last great run or whatever but I’m going to make the most out of whatever opportunity I am given. I will be positive and optimistic as always.”
You can check out Matt Hardy’s comments by visiting this link. H/T to Wrestling Inc. for transcribing the quotes.