Matt Hardy has shared a story about what led to having some issues with Jeff Jarrett in the past after a bloody incident during a match.
The wrestling careers of Matt Hardy and Jeff Jarrett have been very long. Hardy started on television in WWE in the late 1990s and recently celebrated 30 years as a pro wrestler. As for Jeff Jarrett, his father and grandmother were both wrestling promoters he has been wrestling on television for the past 30 years while also being an owner/booker of TNA Wrestling.
Recently, Jeff joined AEW as a part-time wrestler that is part of a group with Jay Lethal. Jarrett also has an official job title in the company as AEW’s Director of Business Development which will help the company do more live events in 2023 as well as working on TV deals overseas due to his vast experience as a wrestling executive. As for Hardy, he started with AEW in March 2020.
During a recent episode of his Extreme Life Of Matt Hardy podcast, the former WWE Tag Team Champion Hardy spoke about some past issues with Jarrett stemming from a Wrestlecade match where Jeff busted Matt open badly with Matt noting his wife Reby was very angry about it.
“I think it’s no secret, everybody knows that Matt Hardy and Jeff Jarrett don’t exchange Christmas cards, you know, during the holiday season. And that night at Wrestlecade, when he busted me open, I can’t go into detail how p*ssed off Reby was because instead of driving the 100 miles back home, we ended up being in hospital all night. So she’s not a big fan of Jeff Jarrett in general.”
Hardy went on to admit that he doesn’t have any resentment while noting they never did have a return match.
“But you know, I work with him in AEW, and it is what it is. I’m fine. I don’t harbour resentment towards anyone because that stuff will make you sick. But the one thing I do want to say is that night at Wrestlecade when he split me open, and I had to go to the hospital, and I’m getting 30 stitches or whatever it was. I never had another singles match with Jeff Jarrett. So he got a reprieve that night. [Matt is asked if they ever talked about it] No, no, I mean, we can coexist, when we’re together. But we really don’t talk about things we just kind of go through or do our own things. Some I’m very surprised he actually even mentioned my name. And like and brought that up. I mean, it’s almost like he was trying to call me out, trying to try to bait me. But I’m not gonna go in here and say negative things about him because I’m not a negative person. And you know, the past is the past and is what it is. But he’s lucky we never had a return match because he got a reprieve. I’ll leave it at that.”
Jarrett will have his first AEW match this coming Saturday, November 19th when he teams up with Jay Lethal against Darby Allin and Sting.