Jeff Hardy’s latest story arc has been all about redemption, with a heavy focus on his coming back from substance abuse issues. Sheamus has been the guy tasked with playing the villain in this story, repeatedly calling him a junkie and making clear how much Hardy has let his family down for being an addict.
It led a match on pay-per-view that saw Sheamus come out ahead, which seemed bizarre, considering. It led to another match, this one a BAR FIGHT, where the two engaged in fisticuffs at a local pub.
Get it? Because Hardy has struggled with alcohol abuse.
The match was pretty much what you would think, at least at first:
Only the good stuff for @WWESheamus #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/RrQMbnvNbr— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) July 25, 2020
Later, Sheamus put Hardy’s head in a urinal:
*Flashbacks to high school* #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/9SHjNbsQKz— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) July 25, 2020
Then, it got kind of weird.
Sheamus seemed poised to win when Hardy suddenly had face paint on and woke up possessed. He came off a ladder, scored the pinfall, and then whatever possessed him left his body and he walked off.
Last call for @WWESheamus.@JEFFHARDYBRAND wins the Bar Fight on #SmackDown! pic.twitter.com/oDyEPnZlXT— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) July 25, 2020
That was that.
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