AEW star Jeff Hardy didn’t look himself at Double or Nothing this Sunday. Taking part in a tag match alongside his brother Matt against The Young Bucks, the younger Hardy appeared to be a bit sluggish, prompting concern from fans online.
Since then, Jeff has been pulled from a match set for Dynamite this Wednesday. AEW had announced a 10-man tag match involving The Hardys, Jurassic Express and Christian Cage against the Undisputed Elite but trimmed it to an eight-man affair, with Jeff and Adam Cole getting pulled. It’s believed to be because of the former’s status.
According to Dave Meltzer, Hardy went into Sunday’s match still banged up from the Owen Hart Cup match in which he faced Darby Allin on May 11. It appears Hardy hasn’t fully recovered from what he’s been putting his body through and is in need of a rest.
“Jeff Hardy was a mess going into Double Or Nothing. From what I was told, it was really the Darby Allin match, he’s beat up. The one thing, when he went to AEW, you can watch those highlight reels and see how he did some big stunts at his age and he’s paying for it now.” Meltzer said on Wrestling Observer Radio (H/T WrestlingNews.co).
“Jeff was having a tough go in that tag team match. Every time he moved, it was a painful reminder that this guy is hurting really bad.”