Backstage Update On Jeff Hardy’s AEW Return

Latest on Jeff Hardy following his AEW return on Wednesday’s Dynamite.

Jeff Hardy is back on AEW television after the best part of year, having mounted a comeback on this Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite – but don’t expect the veteran to be wrestling anytime soon.

Fightful Select reports that despite his pro wrestling re-emergence, Jeff is still recuperating from a recent surgery. Thus, plans that don’t involve the 45-year-old competing have been put together for the next few weeks.

Jeff’s Dynamite appearance was his first since June 2022. The comeback angle saw him save brother Matt, HOOK, and Isiah Kassidy from The Firm, who were beating the babyfaces down. Hardy got physical in the segment, hitting a Swanton Bomb on Lee Moriarty to complete the save.

There is currently no word on the nature of Hardy’s physical situation, or how long his condition will prevent him from wrestling.

Hardy’s AEW absence came following his arrest in Volusia County, Florida last June. Facing charges of driving with a suspended license, violating restrictions placed on his license, and felony DUI, Jeff was ultimately sentenced to 38 days in prison (which he’d already served), a two-year probationary period, a 10-year suspension of his license, and more.

AEW founder Tony Khan stated, at the time, that Jeff would only be allowed to return to the company upon completing an alcohol treatment program and maintaining his sobriety.

Source: WhatCulture