WWE Rumors: The company is trying to bury Jeff Hardy for not re-signing

WWE, Jeff Hardy (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)
WWE, Jeff Hardy (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Jeff Hardy’s contract with WWE is running out, and he’s reportedly not interested in re-signing.

WWE has been using Jeff Hardy‘s real-life battles with addiction and substance abuse for a storyline with Sheamus, and this storyline has been both incredibly insensitive and embarrassing. It’s another low for the company, who often can’t help but make the absolute wrong decision every single time. And they are quite clearly using Hardy in this plot, which serves no benefit to him or people who are actually dealing with substance abuse and addiction.

According to Sportskeeda’s Tom Colohue on the Dropkick DiSKussions podcast with Korey Gunz, it gets even worse when examining the reason for why WWE is doing this feud in the first place. It isn’t some misguided attempt to “help”, no, it’s apparently to bury a wrestler who won’t re-sign for the company.

Colohue says, via Sportskeeda’s Lennard Surrao, that WWE is trying to convince Hardy to re-sign, but the former world champion has no interest in signing. Therefore, WWE are burying him in this storyline by using his past struggles and basically having him lose to Sheamus at every significant match, including at the Backlash Pay Per View.

Per Colohue, WWE would actually book Hardy better and have him win if he re-signs.

It’s beyond awful that the company is doing this, and it’s hard to see why Jeff Hardy would want to re-sign with a company that is using his personal life and struggles in this exploitative and, quite frankly, abusive way. Booking him like this to try and force his hand into re-signing? It seems like a rather disgusting tactic.

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Jeff’s brother Matt Hardy is enjoying a great deal of success away from WWE’s energy-sapping, oft-offensive creative and is doing well in AEW. Sometimes, it’s best for the two wrestlers to be separated, but fans are wondering if Jeff could also land in AEW. At least there, the company wouldn’t mess with them in the same way that WWE has.