Latest Update On Jeff Hardy’s AEW Future

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Matt Hardy has opened up about his brother Jeff Hardy’s stint in rehab following the outcome of his legal issues and the possibility of him returning to AEW.

Jeff Hardy was arrested on June 13th, 2022 for driving without a license and being three times over the legal DUI limit.

The case was closed recently after Jeff Hardy submitted a written plea of Nolo Contendere (No Contest) to all charges. As a result of the plea, Jeff Hardy will have a suspended driver’s license for the next ten years and he will get credit for 38 days in county jail as a part of the sentence.

In addition to the time served in jail, Hardy is on probation for 24 months, fined $4000 and court costs were $586. A part of the sentence includes “vehicle impoundment” for 90 days and “vehicle interlock device” for two years.

Speaking on The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy, Matt Hardy opened up on his brother’s rehab, giving an insight into how long Jeff’s treatment lasted and the possible underlying causes of his issues:

“I think it was 38 days. I mean, the first thing Jeff did whenever he got the opportunity, he travelled to Florida and he stayed 90 days, and did like an extensive rehabilitation stint. Really, really intense work on himself. And then even after that ended, those 90 days, he was doing outpatient where it was going every week. So I mean, he probably did 170 days, I would say altogether when it was said and done of treatment on himself like being there and trying to rehabilitate himself and like get to the bottom of this.

“Why do you have issues? What is causing these? How can we correct this? How can we change this? And I mean, it’s just one of those things. My brother, obviously people who know him for many years, he has had so many addiction problems through the years but he’s never like, been this specific and never in detail, tried to work through it. You know, like really committed himself to this.

“You know, there was a point where he was with WWE, and when he first got arrested for these issues, and he did go to rehab, it was for like 30 days or something and any And he did that. And it was a stint, and that helped him out a lot. But it was also at a very bad time in his life because our dad was like, sick and literally on his deathbed, I think it was hard for Jeff to really focus like he should have then.

“And to me now, the biggest difference is he had closure in our dad’s death. And that is done. And we were there when he passed away when he took his last breath, which we’re so happy we were. But now he just had time to just focus and worry about Jeff Hardy. And what do I need to do to make Jeff Hardy better? What do I need to do to correct this to be better for my family to be better for my daughters, and he spent all his time and energy on that. And that’s where I can see the biggest difference in my brother.”

As far as a return to AEW for Jeff Hardy now that his legal issues are settled, Matt says that subject hasn’t even been broached:

“That hasn’t been talked about. Will it happen? Maybe. Maybe not. That isn’t something that hasn’t been talked about at all at this point and it certainly wasn’t going to be like, his court case is done, he shows back up on AEW Dynamite.”

Jeff Hardy has been suspended by AEW without pay since his arrest and last appeared for the company back at Double Or Nothing 2022 when The Hardys defeated The Young Bucks.

h/t Inside The Ropes