Greetings, comrades! It is I, your El Presidente, bringing you the latest wrestling news and hot goss. Unfortunately, I have some bad news to share with you, mis amigos. According to a report from comrade Mike Johnson at PWInsider, WWE Superstar Jeff Hardy has been sent home after a strange performance at a WWE house show in Texas. Hardy last wrestled on TV during the Black Friday edition of Friday Night Smackdown.
According to Johnson, Hardy did not wrestle at the WWE house show in Corpus Christi on Sunday night, being replaced by Rey Mysterio. Hardy wrestled on Saturday night in Edinburg, teaming with Xavier Woods and Drew McIntyre against Roman Reigns and The Usos. According to Johnson, this is how the match went down:
Hardy spent most of the match inside the ring, being worked over by Roman Reigns and The Usos and apparently becoming more sluggish as the match continues. Once he made a hot tag to McIntyre, Hardy disappeared into the crowd (followed by security) and didn't return to the ring for the post-match celebration with his partners.
Neither WWE nor Hardy have commented on the incident, but Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful did corroborate Johnson's report.
Hardy's struggles with addiction have been no secret, often used in WWE storylines including in a recent feud with Sheamus last year that saw Sheamus forced Hardy to take a urine test to prove he hadn't fallen off the wagon. Hardy had to fight Sheamus in a hardcore match inside a bar to blow of the feud. Hardy also discussed his issues at length during the Broken Skull Sessions podcast that aired last week, and former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. also discussed Hardy's struggles on a podcast that made the rounds in the wrestling news sphere.
We wish Comrade Hardy the best and hope he is able to work things out and return to the ring safely. Until next time, comrades: socialism or death!