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Jeff Hardy Sacked By WWE For Refusing To Go To Rehab

Max Sherry


Jeff Hardy Sacked By WWE For Refusing To Go To Rehab

Jeff Hardy's WWE contract has been torn up after reportedly declining the company's offer to provide substance abuse help.

Just a few days ago, the 44-year-old was sent home from the WWE's tour after walking out of the ring and into the crowd during the middle of his three-way tag team bout alongside Drew McIntyre & King Xavier Woods.

He was eventually replaced by Rey Mysterio, but didn't return to celebrate the team's victory.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Hardy has a history of substance abuse and it's understood he was going through some stuff mentally on the evening of the bout.

The stunt left wrestling fans, including WWE officials, scratching their heads.

Now the organisation has acted by releasing the former WWE and world heavyweight champion from his contract after he allegedly refused to enter a rehabilitation centre following the incident.

"I did speak to Jeff for a little bit today and he's OK, he's good," Jeff Hardy's brother Matt said.

"I think he'll be fine, but once again, this isn't my business and if he wants to go into it in more detail then he'll do it himself.

"Jeff is OK. He is at home and he is OK. It's not my business.

"It's not my story to tell or explain and besides that, I wouldn't be able to do it justice anyway because it's not from my perspective so I love my brother and I just want my brother to be OK and healthy."

Since his return to the ring, Hardy seems to have been on the straight and narrow, although he has had run-ins with the police over alcohol and drug-related offences in the past.

Back in 2009, he was slapped with a 10-day prison sentence after pleading guilty to felony trafficking in opium, two counts of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance, felony maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substance, felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanour possession of drug paraphernalia.

10 years later, the wrestling icon was arrested for public intoxication and driving under the influence in a seperate incident.

Shortly after he was released, Jeff's wife tweeted: "Jeff is good. We are good. Post that you "heard" that. Thanks."

There are obviously concerns for his wellbeing, but it's good to hear that he is alright.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Instagram/@jeffhardybrand

Topics: Wrestling, WWE, Australia

Max Sherry
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