Update on Jeff Hardy’s Recent Arrest and Future at AEW

Published 06/14/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

WWE released Jeff Hardy immediately in December 2021 after a WWE house show in Edinburg, Texas. He was teaming with Drew McIntyre and Xavier Woods against Roman Reigns and The Usos. After tagging out during the match, Hardy left through the crowd. 

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Recently, the police arrested Jeff Hardy for DUI. ESPN reporter Marc Raimondi shared on Twitter saying, “Per the Florida Highway Patrol arrest report on Jeff Hardy, a white car was seen “swerving” and “running off” the roadway Monday around 12:30 a.m. When the officer made a traffic stop and engaged Hardy, the wrestler seemed “to be in a stupor and confused,” per the report.”

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Hardy had spent the previous evening performing an acoustic set, as well as attending the SlamDown VII convention in Orlando. The police arrested Hardy around 12:30 am the following morning.

Raimondi added to his previous tweet about the incident in which how the police officers found out Hardy was drunk-driving. The ESPN reporter further added, “Officers administered a breath test and Hardy’s first sample read 0.294 of blood-alcohol content. A second sample read 0.291. The legal limit to drive in Florida is .08.”

TMZ broke the news earlier and gave most of the details about the recent arrest of AEW wrestler Jeff Hardy. As of publication, Hardy is still in custody in Volusia County, Florida. He will appear in court Tuesday for a hearing on the matter.

This is the third time police have arrested Jeff Hardy since 2018. The similar charges were in 2018, 2019, and on Monday morning recently. Hardy was on the schedule to compete this Wednesday in a ladder match for the AEW World Tag Team Championship.

No Jeff Hardy match tomorrow on AEW

After the arrest of Jeff Hardy on Monday, AEW isn’t promoting any match which will have him and even Matt Hardy. It seems The Hardy Boyz will not appear on Dynamite and Rampage for a while.

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AEW planned the Hardy Boyz for a three-way ladder match for the AEW Tag Team Championships against The Young Bucks and Jurassic Express. However, after the news of Jeff Hardy’s events circulated AEW has now been promoting the match on a larger scale. The match was last promoted on 11th June 2022 on their official Twitter account.

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There is no news regarding the match being happening on AEW Dynamite. There is no statement by AEW and Tony Khan as of now as well. Earlier, there were rumors of ‘The Legend Thriller’ not being a hundred percent after his match against Darby Allin in the Owen Hart Cup tournament.

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Tushar Deogharkar

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.

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