Jeff Hardy Says He’s Joining AEW (When 90-Day Non-Compete Is Over)

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Jeff Hardy announced his intentions to go to AEW, saying so outright during an interview. Hardy was interviewed by a YouTuber named Jared Myers, and while it’s hard to hear exactly what Hardy is saying around 7:15 a.m. due to the music in the background because the interview takes place at a concert, he can clearly be heard saying “I’m going to AEW” and that he’s “excited and nervous” about it.

In December, Hardy made headlines when he displayed what was described as “erratic” behavior at a house show match, wandering through the crowd and refusing to participate further. Hardy was reportedly forced to take a drug test and asked to go to rehab. He refused and was released on December 9, meaning Hardy can’t sign with AEW until March 9. Hardy’s brother Matt Hardy later claimed that Jeff didn’t fail the drug test, and Jeff Hardy was apparently later vindicated when WWE tried to sign him to a new contract before the Royal Rumble, even offering a Hall of Fame induction, to prevent him signing with AEW. Hardy reportedly asked for the results of his drug test instead.

Jeff Hardy is arrested (in storyline) after an alleged DUI incident on WWE Smackdown in May 2020, one of several storylines referencing the addiction legend’s struggles. [screencap]

Earlier today, Matt Hardy opened up about reuniting with Jeff Hardy in AEW during an interview with Bleacher Report, saying:

Jeff and I made this deal: we want to end our careers the way we started our careers. We have the opportunity to do this now that all the planets have aligned. I’m really excited to see how 2022 is going to pan out for the Hardys. It’s going to be a very, very good year and we’re excited to team up again and have games for the first time, which will be rare.

We’ve gone long enough without teaming up for there to be all these new matchups and there’s so many great tag teams in the world / The AEW tag team division is packed and overflowing. If we end up doing something in AEW, I think that would be really cool too.”

I’m not going to lie: I’m a huge Young Bucks fan. I would love to do another Hardy Boyz vs. Young Bucks series at some point.

Of course, it’s not official until Tony Khan posts your photo on Twitter with an All Elite graphic. Hopefully Tony doesn’t have to go out and have a second surprise for this week now that Hardy has ruined it.

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Lucas E. Kelly