Johnson is reporting that Hardy is working at the Orlando-based WWE Performance Center, training to work himself back into the ring. However, there are no further updates about Hardy possibly being able to return in time for WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans - which is now 20 days away.
Hardy returned to the WWE with brother Matt at WrestleMania 33 last year, where they won a fatal-4-way tag team ladder match to become the new Raw tag team champions. But Jeff's shoulder injury forced Matt to work into singles competition, where he's engaged in a major feud with Bray Wyatt - vowing to "delete" him once and for all.
But even if Hardy is cleared to return in time for WrestleMania, he could face discipline for the WWE and may have to miss the event. On March 10, he was arrested for driving under the influence in Concord, North Carolina.
Hardy's Cadillac crashed into a guard rail, and he'll be appearing in court eight days after WrestleMania, per Johnson. WWE released the following statement after his arrest:
"Jeff Hardy is responsible for his own personal actions. We are investigating the matter and awaiting information from local law enforcement officials."
This isn't the first time Hardy has ran into troubles with the law. He was prevented from boarding a flight in Nashville back in Sept. 2008, when an employee claimed that he looked drunk. Hardy wasn't arrested for the incident.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="960"] via Forbes.com[/caption]
A year later (shortly after he left WWE to recover from injuries), Hardy was arrested for trafficking and possessing drugs. He spent 10 days in prison, received a $100,000 fine and was given 30 months of probation for the incident.
So for Hardy, he has to get cleared in time for WrestleMania, and has to wait and see if WWE will discipline him before he appears in court. As such, it's hard to really know whether he'll be at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome or not.
Leave A Comment
Looking for an AD FREE EXPERIENCE on TheSportster?Get Your Free Access Now!