Matt Hardy has provided an update on how absent AEW wrestler Jeff Hardy is doing after a tumultuous 2022.
AEW’s Jeff Hardy was arrested on June 13th, 2022 for driving without a license and being three times over the legal DUI limit. A video released of the arrest showed that Jeff was stumbling around and barely able to stand. Thankfully, nobody was hurt while he was driving drunk.
Following his arrest, Jeff was suspended without pay by All Elite Wrestling and he entered a rehab treatments facility. There have been updates on his status noting that he is in good spirits and may return to wrestling, but there are still legal issues stemming from his arrest due to other arrests in the past.
Jeff Hardy was previously arrested on similar charges in March 2018 and October 2019 while also spending time in jail due to drug possession in 2011. Jeff’s current legal issues have seen pre-trial hearings being delayed constantly, so it’s currently unknown when Jeff will be able to wrestle for AEW again.
Recently, Jeff’s older brother Matt Hardy, who has been in AEW since 2020, made it clear he wanted an AEW tag team run with his brother: “I definitely want to have a great run here in AEW with Jeff. And that is my goal. Whenever that happens, it happens.”
On a new episode of Matt Hardy’s “The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy” podcast where fans could ask the wrestling legend anything, Matt spoke about how Jeff has done what he needs to do, but legal issues remain a bit of an issue.
“He’s basically been doing the same thing he’s been doing. He’s doing exactly what he needs to be doing to get where he needs to be in life. More or less, we’ve just got to get these legal issues behind him before we move forward, so that’s kind of where we’re at with Jeff, and we’re hoping that happens sooner rather than later.”
Considering Matt recently celebrated 30 years in pro wrestling and is 48 years old (Jeff is 45), it would be wonderful to see the Hardys win tag team gold in AEW just like they have done in every other wrestling promotion they have been a part of.