WWE sent Jeff Hardy home from the road this past weekend, reports PWInsider’s Mike Johnson.
The writeup notes that Hardy entered an unusual performance Edinburg, Texas on Saturday (4 December). Teaming with King Woods and Drew McIntyre to face The Bloodline, Hardy was worked over for the bulk of the contest, reportedly becoming increasingly “sluggish” as the match went on.
Jeff eventually made a hot tag to McIntyre. Rather than going to the apron, however, Hardy vanished into the audience with security in tow. He did not come back to the ring to celebrate with his partners after the match.
Fan-captured footage of the bout is available here.
Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp has confirmed Johnson’s report, with the situation described as a “rough night” for Jeff:-
Unfortunately can confirm PWInsider's report that Jeff Hardy was sent home after what was called a "rough night" for him, that became evident as last night's live event match went on.
Best wishes to Hardy.Advertisement— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) December 6, 2021
Rey Mysterio ended up replacing Hardy for the following night’s house show in Corpus Christi, Texas, with Jeff not even backstage for that show.
WWE is yet to respond to PWInsider’s request for a comment on the matter.
Hardy, 44, last wrestled on WWE television on 26 November, when he and McIntyre defeated Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss on SmackDown. The veteran has kept an active media schedule as of late and is believed to be bound to the promotion, contractually, until September 2022.