Jeff Hardy Admits AEW Rampage Is The “B Show”

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Jeff Hardy didn’t mince words about wanting to work his way back to AEW Dynamite as opposed to AEW Rampage.

In August of 2021, All Elite Wrestling added Rampage to its weekly television lineup, providing fans with another hour of wrestling on Friday nights. Despite efforts to the contrary, many fans soon began viewing Rampage as a secondary show to Dynamite, and with the cancellation of AEW Dark and Dark: Elevation focus has shifted to presenting up-and-coming talent on Rampage.

With the advent of AEW Collision in June of 2023, Rampage has taken even more of a backseat to the company’s other programming, and this notion was confirmed by Jeff Hardy in a recent interview with MuscleManMalcolm.

Hardy returned to AEW television in April following his hiatus after a June 2022 arrest, and speaking candidly about the situation, he admitted that he wants to work on Dynamite as opposed to AEW Rampage.

“It’s a constant battle for me to elevate myself back to the Dynamite show. Hopefully, eventually. [Rampage] is kind of the B Show, but you just go out there and give the people what they want and get their money’s worth. Naturally, the ultimate goal is for myself and Matt is the AEW World Tag Team Championships. We were so close before I got myself in a hell of a mess that I got myself into, but now that I’m coming out of that, it’s within reach. We’re using the Rampage moments to hopefully, eventually, create huge Dynamite moments.” (h/t Fightful)

Why Was Jeff Hardy Arrested In 2022?

In June of 2022, Jeff was arrested and charged with driving under the influence as well as driving without a license. The charges led to a 38-day jail sentence and two years of probation amid a host of other consequences for the star and Tony Khan noted that Hardy would only be welcome back in AEW if he underwent rehab and maintained his sobriety.

Jeff Hardy’s court case was closed in February, and the following sentence was handed down:

  • A 38-day county jail sentence with 38 days credit for time served
  • Two years probation
  • $4586 in fines and court fees
  • A 10-year suspension of his driver’s license
  • Two years with an interlock device and 90-day vehicle impoundment
  • Court-mandated DUI school or drug rehab program
  • Community service

The star made his return to Dynamite on April 12th, once again assisting his brother Matt. However, Hardy was written off television again recently as he is unable to travel with the company to Canada due to his legal troubles.