Matt Hardy Says Brother Jeff Is “Good” And There’s No Reason For Concern

On this day in wrestling history, Jeff And Matt Hardy returned to WWE at WrestleMania
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Matt Hardy has spoken about how his brother Jeff currently is following his release from WWE, saying that whilst he was worried about him in the past there is no reason to this time.

Earlier this month Jeff Hardy was sent home from a WWE live event, and was later released by the company on 9th December. Following the news, reports emerged that the former WWE Champion had turned down an offer to be sent to rehab which led to him being let go.

Matt Hardy appeared on the House Hardy Twitch where he discussed how Jeff is, reassuring fans that there is no cause for concern.

For the people who were worried about Jeff, who were concerned about Jeff, I’m here to tell you, he is good, and there’s no reason to be worried or concerned about him. I’m gonna say this, I’m going to preach here for a second. In 2003, When my brother was first released from WWE, I was worried about him. He was in a very dark place, we were still young. We were new, and this stuff was all kind of new to us, I was very legitimately worried and concerned for my brother then.

Then it took a couple of years. But he kind of got through that stage. Then later on there were, obviously, points in time where Jeff and myself, we both had issues, because our bodies were so beat up, with pills and whatnot. We both got past that. Jeff does not have any kind of issue with that. I do not, we will not, I never will.

Matt Hardy went on to discuss the issues his brother had in 2019, when his alcoholism returned.

Then in 2019, there was a time when there was so much drama going on and Jeff had his issues with alcohol, which are very well documented. WWE ended up having him go to rehab at that point. After he got through that period, that was a very good experience for him. He learned so much. I could communicate with him a lot better because I had also experienced that same type of deal and we had that in common that we could talk about it.

Our relationship was also strained then, because myself and my wife, were doing all that we could to hold Jeff and his family accountable because we were concerned about them over his behaviour. I was concerned about Jeff then. But for the last year and a half couple years, Jeff has been the best version of himself that I have ever seen.

Matt Hardy went on to discuss that whilst he understands WWE’s decision to release his brother, he thinks they jumped the gun and that Jeff’s latest set of drug tests will come back clean.

So what I am saying is that Jeff is in the best place. I’ve seen him in a very long time, as far as the details of what went down on that evening. In that match on that night, I have talked with Jeff, I feel good about everything he said. That is Jeff’s story to share. I’m sure he will, when he is ready to actually he’s told me he will when he’s ready to do but before anyone rushes to judgment.

Obviously, they drug tested him after all this stuff, wait to hear the results of that. When that comes back clean, then, you know, hopefully, people will feel better about you know, because I feel very good about Jeff, I feel confident about Jeff and WWE, I understand their stance too.

They feel like they were kind of backed into a corner because of his history and even though they may have jumped the gun with this a little bit, you know, they made a decision and it is what it is and Jeff did say he wasn’t going to go to rehabilitation because he didn’t think he needed to and I don’t think he did either, and that’s the honest to God’s truth. So that is where that lies.

Jeff Hardy also recently appeared on a live stream where he spoke for the first time publicly since his release.

With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.