Former WWE Superstar Jeff Hardy has reportedly turned down an offer to return to the company which could have included an induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame.
The news that Jeff Hardy was released from his WWE contract originally broke on December 9th. This followed an incident at a WWE live event that saw him sent home from the road. Later reports claimed that WWE offered Hardy “help and rehab”, but he refused.
Now, Dave Meltzer has reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Jeff Hardy was approached by the WWE Head Of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis, with an offer to return to the company. Laurinaitis was said to have reached out to Hardy “a few weeks ago” and the offer reportedly included an induction into the WWE Hall Of Fame.
However, Meltzer states that the former WWE Champion rejected the advances and has instead asked to see the results of his drug tests, which he has been waiting for six weeks to receive. It is believed that Hardy knew he wouldn’t test positive for any recreational substances.
The report added that the push to have Jeff Hardy return to WWE is because the company doesn’t want to see the ‘Charismatic Enigma’ sign for AEW where he would inevitably reunite with brother Matt as part of the increasingly stacked tag team division in the company.