A new update has revealed more information about the circumstances that may have led to the release of former WWE Champion Jeff Hardy.
PWInsider reported over the weekend that Jeff Hardy was not present at a live event being held in Corpus Christi, Texas on December 5th, saying that he had been sent home after what was called a “rough night” for the star.
At an event the previous night, in Edinburg, Texas, Hardy was part of the main event, teaming with King Woods and Drew McIntyre to take on The Bloodline in a six-man tag team match. Hardy was said to have been in the ring for the majority of the bout, taking punishment from Roman Reigns and The Usos, and became sluggish as time wore on. Once he tagged his partners in, Hardy made his exit through the crowd and did not come back to the ring to celebrate with his team.
The report went on to say that Hardy was replaced by Rey Mysterio in the six-man main event in Corpus Christi.
Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp broke the news that Jeff Hardy has been released from WWE on December 9th. He later followed up to give a possible reason for the move, saying that Hardy had refused WWE’s offer of “help and rehab”.
“I’ve heard WWE offered Jeff Hardy help and rehab, and it was not accepted. Here’s to hoping things get better for him.”
I've heard WWE offered Jeff Hardy help and rehab, and it was not accepted. Here's to hoping things get better for him.
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) December 9, 2021
Jeff Hardy was a member of Team SmackDown in the traditional 5 vs. 5 Tag Team match at Survivor Series. Since then, has competed on SmackDown teaming with McIntyre to face Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss on November 26th.