While on the Hall of Fame Podcast, two-time WWE Hall of Famer and six-time World Champion Booker T urged fans to not write off the three-time World Champion during this difficult time.
“Do not abandon Jeff Hardy,” Booker T stated. “This is not the time to abandon Jeff Hardy, it really isn’t. This is the time to really rally behind Jeff Hardy to be the Jeff that we all know and love more than anything.”
“To see him get pulled over and the police asked him, you know, where he’s on his way to and he said he had a ‘Doctor’s appointment for a brain scan’,” Booker T said.
“I’m like, what the hell? You know what I mean? He’s got a ladder match two days after this and he’s got a doctor’s appointment for a brain scan?”
Jeff Hardy was released by WWE on December 9th, 2021, following Hardy walking out through the crowd after finishing his part in a match at a live event.
After his non-compete clause expired, Jeff made his AEW debut, aiding his brother Matt Hardy in helping swarm off an attack from Andrade, Private Party, The Butcher, and The Blade. In doing so, Jeff signed with All Elite Wrestling.
Following Jeff’s arrest for DUI, the owner, and CEO of AEW, Tony Khan, announced that Jeff would be suspended without pay for his alleged actions.