Jeff Hardy officially arrived in AEW throughout this week's episode of AEW Dynamite, saving his brother Matt Hardy after he had actually been tossed out of the AHFO faction. An emergency meetimg among the members started the 2nd half of the show and led to Hardy getting booted after Private Party voted him out. Darby Allin and Sting went out to assist, however it wasn't till Jeff's music struck that the heels lastly escaped. Matt ended things by nailing Blade with a Twist of Fate, followed by a Swanton Bomb from Jeff. Tony Khan took to Twitter soon later on to confirm Jeff had actually signed with the business.
Hardy was released by the WWE back in December days after he went out of the arena mid-match during a live event in Texas. WWE asked him to check in rehabilitation following the indecent, but after he declined they released him from his contract. It was later revealed in a series of Matt's Twitch streams that WWE "jumped the gun" in firing Jeff which his final drug test with the business showed he was totally sober. The company then attempted to bring Jeff back into the fold by means of a WWE Hall of Fame induction, however when he learned that the induction would not also include Matt he turned them down.Jeff revealed in an interview with Jared Myers last month that he meant on going to AEW, though he needed to at first withdraw those comments. It was throughout that interview where he explained in his own words why he opted not to go back to WWE.
" They released me and tried to make me go to rehab however I'm so over it. My dream match was with Roman Reigns, I've talked about that many times however then I said, 'so you want me to go away for like 28 days just to save my job?' No," Hardy said. "You know what's important to me? Family. My 2 daughters, my better half, they believe in me. F-- WWE man. It's like a personal, individual thing. I'm not going to f * cking rehab. If they believe in me, that's all that matters, my spouse and my 2 girls.".
Tony Khan has actually discussed his interest in bringing in Jeff in the past. He said throughout a media conference call last week, "I do really like Jeff a lot, I believe Jeff is still obliged to another business for several more days. However at some point when Jeff is complimentary and clear, I 'd enjoy to have Jeff in AEW. Jeff is a good friend of mine, I truly like him very much and I think the world of him, I have a lot of respect for him as a wrestler and he's also a really nice person. I believe he would fit in extremely well in AEW and we would like to have him.".
In between Jeff's release and his arrival , he and Matt have actually been hard at work promoting a reunion tour on the independent scene. That begins this weekend with a set of bookings for Big Time Wrestling and will consist of promotions like Northeast Wrestling and MCW and challengers such as The Briscoes, Matt Cardona & Brian Myers, NZO & Big Caz and Flip Gordon & John Morrison.
Steve Austin confirmed on Tuesday that he'll be at WrestleMania 38 to face Kevin Owens on The KO Show. Owens has been ranting about his hatred for the state of Texas (where WrestleMania is this year and where Austin is from) and presumed regarding call out Austin at the end of this week's Monday Night Raw. Austin responded, suggesting he's seeing the appearance as a fight by saying, "Whether you want to call this a KO Show, a match, a battle, a brawl, whatever. I will guarantee you this, in Dallas, Texas, where I started my profession at WrestleMania, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin is going to open one last can of whoopa-- on you, Kevin Owens. Which's the bottom line because Stone Cold said so.".