Earlier this week, Matt Hardy teased his brother Jeff’s return to AEW. The elder Hardy Boy said that would be weeks or months away due to a recent eye surgery his brother had done.
He was working us.
Ethan Page was out midway through the April 12 Dynamite in Milwaukee to address his feud with Matt, which a couple weeks saw Hardy trick Page into releasing him from The Firm’s legal control. Hardy tried to explain a future match, but that was just set-up for All Ego to spring his trap.
Said trap left Matt and Isiah Kassidy in the ring with the heel group, and even a run-in from FTW champion HOOK couldn’t turn the tide against Big Bill, Lee Moriarty & Page.
You know who could? Jeffrey Nero Hardy, that’s who.
.@JEFFHARDYBRAND HAS RETURNED!!!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 13, 2023
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This means that not only is Jeff physically cleared, but also that Tony Khan & company have determined he met the conditions of the suspension they issued last summer after Jeff’s latest arrest for driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol — namely the completion of an in-patient treatment program (which Matt said he did last fall), and the resolution of his latest legal issue (which occurred when Jeff plead no contest earlier this year).
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