Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2021/12/09/report-jeff-hardy-released-by-wwe/
Jeff Hardy has been released by WWE.
The news of his departure was first reported by Sean Ross Sapp at Fightful.
POST Wrestling has confirmed the departure.
The release stems from Hardy’s performance this past Saturday at a live event in Edinburgh, Texas that resulted in the performer being sent home and ultimately, let go.
Hardy was performing in a six-man tag with Drew McIntyre and Xavier Woods against Roman Reigns & The Usos. Hardy was in the match for a long time and fan footage of the match showed Hardy looking off throughout it.
Hardy eventually made the tag to McIntyre with Hardy disappearing from the ring and going into the crowd for the remainder of the ongoing match. We did receive a report from a fan in attendance who noted that Hardy was taking photos with fans.
Hardy was not present at the following night’s live event in Corpus Christi with Rey Mysterio in his place. PWinsider.com was the first to report that Hardy was sent home.
Fightful is reporting that Hardy was offered help by the company, which he reportedly declined and was subsequently released.
Hardy’s first run with the company ended in 2003 under similar circumstances where he was asked to attend rehab and was released when he did not go.
Hardy came back to the company in 2006 and had a major singles run culminating with a World Championship win in December 2008 and became a main event star throughout 2009 before departing his own terms that year. Days after, he was arrested at his home in North Carolina and faced charges of trafficking in controlled prescription pills and possessions of anabolic steroids.
Hardy wrestled for TNA from 2010 until 2017 and made a memorable return with brother Matt at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, Florida in April 2017.
Hardy had been part of the SmackDown brand since the draft in October and recently linked with Drew McIntyre and was scheduled to wrestle Happy Corbin this Friday on the program.
POST Wrestling has reached out to WWE and will update this story as it develops.
We wish Jeff Hardy the best during this time.