Jeff Hardy “Doesn’t Remember” Double Or Nothing Match

Jeff Hardy leans on ropes

Matt Hardy has revealed that his brother Jeff doesn’t remember their Double or Nothing bout after he was “almost knocked out”.

On the May 11th edition of AEW Dynamite, Jeff Hardy clashed with Darby Allin in a No Disqualification Match. Among other punishing moves, during the bout, Allin leapt from a ladder in the ring onto Hardy, who was lying on a pile of steel chairs on the outside. Later, Hardy tried to return the favour with a Swanton Bomb as Allin lay on steel steps, however, he moved out of the way and Hardy hit nothing but metal.

Jeff Hardy followed this up by teaming with his brother Matt at Double or Nothing to take on the Young Bucks. While he was still able to pull off much of his daredevil moveset, the Charismatic Enigma didn’t appear to be moving well during the match and later that week he was pulled from his scheduled match on Dynamite. It was later reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that Jeff was a “mess” following his match with Allin.

On the latest episode of his podcast, The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, Matt shed some light on the situation, revealing that his brother was “almost knocked out” during their match with the Young Bucks, and this led to him being pulled from Dynamite.

“Yeah, and I was happy with the match, especially considering very early on in the match Jeff was almost knocked out, so he got hurt pretty bad. That’s why he’s being pulled from the match in Los Angeles, obviously. So he was kind of running on fumes going through the match. So he’s still hold up his end of the bargain, pretty good in the big scheme of things.

After he was asked to pinpoint when the incident happened, Matt Hardy disclosed that his brother has no memory of the match.

“We have a couple of ideas, but we’re not sure. And he has no recollection. Like, he doesn’t remember the match at all. After that happened, so thank God, The Young Bucks are The Young Bucks, and I’m me and he was literally just a vessel being given directions throughout this match to kind of do what he was supposed to do.

So considering he really got knocked loopy terribly at some point earlier in the match, he still did pretty good to go through and do everything he did. And so funny that he’s just still such a great athlete, so good at what he does, like, you know, if you’d like looking at Swanton he does on the stairs, he still doesn’t like perfectly and realise he was supposed to do until he was told he was supposed to do it…

And the buckle on his boot, he has boots that like buckle up and one of his buckles snapped and broke, so he had that too.”

For the match on Dynamite, Jeff Hardy’s place was taken by Darby Allin, while the multi-time World Champion appeared at ringside.

H/T to Inside The Ropes for the above transcription.