Jeff Hardy Returning To AEW Soon?

Posted: 16/09/2022 in AEW, Sports
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All Elite Wrestling absentee Jeff Hardy may be on the verge of returning.

Dave Meltzer reports in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Jeff is expected to leave rehab soon, then mount an in-ring return. The 45-year-old has been sidelined since 14 June, when, in the wake of his latest arrest for driving under the influence, AEW suspended Hardy pending the completion of a treatment program.

AEW founder and CEO Tony Khan commented in June that treatment was Jeff’s “last chance”, adding that the story needed to “do the right thing” if he wanted to remain with the promotion.

Jeff plead not guilty to what would have been his third DUI offense in ten years following his 13 June arrest. His two blood-alcohol tests registered at 0.294 and 0.291, which is 3.7 times Florida’s legal limit of 0.08. Per the police report, Hardy’s vehicle took time to pull over, as it was swerving across the road, with video footage of the incident showing the arresting officers drawing their weapons on the AEW star. In the same video, Hardy admitted to drinking shots of Fireball before entering his vehicle.

Hardy is next due in court for a pre-trial hearing on Wednesday 19 October. His felony charge, DUI Alcohol/Drugs Third Offense within 10 years, comes with a prison sentence of up to five years if convicted.

Double Or Nothing 2022 hosted Jeff’s last match on 29 May, with him and brother Matt defeating The Young Bucks.

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