Jeff Hardy was released by WWE this past week

The WWE Universe was shocked this past Thursday night when news broke that the company had released Jeff Hardy. WWE sent Hardy home from the road after an incident occurred at a house show on December 4th.

Reports online had said that Hardy had teamed with Xavier Woods and Drew McIntyre against The Bloodline (Roman Reigns and The Usos) at December 4th’s house show in Edinburg, Texas. Apparently, he spent most of the match in the ring and was said to be ‘more sluggish’ as the match continued. Hardy made a hot tag to McIntyre then walked out through the crowd, followed by security, and did not return to the ring after Woods and McIntyre won.

Throughout his career, Hardy has struggled with substance abuse issues. WWE offered Hardy help and rehab, but the offer wasn’t accepted. He last wrestled on television on the November 26th episode of SmackDown. Hardy was the last person eliminated in a battle royal to determine the next number one contender for the WWE Universal title. He was eliminated by Sami Zayn who lost the championship on this week’s SmackDown to reigning champion, Roman Reigns.

Jeff Hardy, who is 44 years old, has a long history with World Wrestling Entertainment. He is a former WWE world champion, 5-time intercontinental champion, United States champion and tag team champion. Jeff’s most recent stint with WWE was his third with the company. Jeff and his brother, Matt, returned to WWE at WrestleMania 33 in 2017. Matt Hardy departed WWE for AEW when his contract expired in 2020.