Just two days ago, on Aug. 20, Matt Hardy was arrested in his home state of North Carolina after a car he was driving ran off the road and struck a tree, causing only minor injuries that can be seen in his mugshot here. After a trooper discovered him in his Corvette, he reportedly "observed signs of impairment" and arrested Hardy, who posted bail later in the day.
We now know, according to the FayObserver, that Hardy was not drunk. The officer who arrested him, B.J. Smith, said he "appeared to have taken some type of impairing substance," which was reason enough to arrest Hardy and administer a blood test, of which the results are still pending.
Hardy, of course, is now all over his YouTube channel trumpeting the fact that he wasn't drunk and claiming there is more to the story than what we're seeing:
"I took a breathalyzer immediately on the spot and it read clean, zero, nothing. Think about peeps! There's more to this story than meets the eye. MATTHEW"
Uh-oh. MATTHEW, ALL CAPS!!!
Of course Hardy would play up the one angle he can here, that he wasn't drunk and somehow that absolves him of any wrong doing. Which will come back to bite him in the ass if his blood tests come back showing he was pilled up at the time, which would certainly seem to be the case.
He's scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 28, just 20 days after his brother Jeff is set to appear.
Shortly after news broke that Hardy had been involved in an accident and was arrested, TNA finally came to their senses and cut their losses, releasing him from the company. They're sticking with Jeff, though, reportedly because they have big plans for him in the near future, if he ever decides to enter rehab and get treatment for his rampant drug problems.
Now that Matt is no longer bound to TNA, he's already teasing a WWE return as evidenced by his response to a comment on his channel that he should return to the company that reads: ""You are exactly right my lovely. It's time for the original Matt Hardy to appear once again!"
Unbelievably, it actually gets worse. After all of this, Hardy is now claiming the accident was a life-altering experience for him and he is now free of all his vices and filled with "ABSOLUTE PURE LIFE-FORCE." Here's the rest of his crazy rant:
"When the side windows glass smashed into my face, arms, & neck, some of the blood that did felt almost angelic. I went from being afraid to die to feeling like I was almost being reborn with some sort of an ABSOLUTE PURE LIFE-FORCE. It was the most amazing thing I've every experience, I felt like I'd just received the blood of an angel flowing inside me-I know this sounds crazy! Due to these, I only have urges to help people. And miraculously, all my vices are gone.
I just ... I don't even know what to say to this.
Maybe you Cagesiders can put this into perspective. Anyone think Hardy is actually being legitimate with his thoughts and feelings on the matter? I suppose anything is possible.