Matt Hardy took fans to task after harassing his brother Jeff Hardy at the airport.
Jeff Hardy is beloved by wrestling fans across the world, and with that fame comes the difficulty of constantly being recognized in public.
One fan took to social media recently to post a video of Hardy being approached by fans at an airport. In the video, a fan can be seen asking that Hardy sign a large stack of photos, and despite the huge number of items being presented, Hardy kindly obliged. The fan posting the video pointed out that this was disrespectful of the star’s time and energy, and called the situation “awkward.”
Jeff’s brother Matt Hardy chimed in to comment on the situation, making it clear that this sort of behavior is not acceptable. He pointed out that while it’s fine to ask for photos or autographs, this particular fan crossed a line with the number of autographs asked of Jeff.
“Jeff doesn’t actively look at anything on Twitter unless he has something to post, so I’m gonna address this. This is def taking advantage of Jeff’s kindness. If you see a wrestler in an airport & ask for an autograph or 2, that’s acceptable. This isn’t. Not appropriate or cool.”
Jeff doesn’t actively look at anything on Twitter unless he has something to post, so I’m gonna address this. This is def taking advantage of Jeff’s kindness. If you see a wrestler in an airport & ask for an autograph or 2, that’s acceptable. This isn’t. Not appropriate or cool. https://t.co/RRG0eEgwHK
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) June 12, 2023
Hardy is far from the first wrestler to encounter this sort of problem at an airport, with SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley issuing a plea for respect after being harassed back in March. Kevin Nash also spoke on the issue, saying that he refuses to sign merchandise for adults.
Jeff Hardy returned to AEW back in April, helping to even the odds for Matt, HOOK, and Isiah Kassidy as they were attacked by The Firm. The star was suspended after being arrested in June and charged with multiple offenses including DUI and driving with a suspended/revoked license. He entered a rehabilitation program following his arrest, and his court case was closed in February.