On the latest episode of his The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt Hardy discussed his brother Jeff’s commitment to staying clean and sober following his latest return to AEW programming.
Jeff returned to AEW after ten months away following a DUI arrest.
Matt stated that Jeff is now “disciplined on all levels” and has committed to a routine of exercise, including waking up at 5:00 AM every morning to work out. In fact, Jeff is now so committed to this, he actually left the Hardy Compound immediately after The Firm Deletion taping to stick to it. Matt said,
“I think he does want to redeem himself to a degree. Also, I just think there’s a point where he knows who he is better than anyone else, better than any other time in his existence. And he knows what he has to do to do the right thing. You’ll probably see a major change in Jeff when it comes to that capacity. You won’t catch him slipping. You won’t catch him f***ing around. He’s very business. When he goes out, he’s going to be great. Fun-loving and whatnot, but he’s just very serious. It’s like, when work is done, ‘Okay, I just go to my room… and I do what I need to do to stay on this path I’m on.’”
In a recent appearance on the Inside the Ropes podcast, Sami Zayn shared his perspective on how his WrestleMania 39 story was different from Daniel Bryan’s Road To WrestleMania.
Back in 2014, the WWE Universe rallied for Bryan to get a main event spot, as a result of which The American Dragon won the WWE World Heavyweight Title in the main event of WrestleMania 30. Zayn said,
“[My story] happened to coincide with Cody coming back from injury and he did very well in his own right. He was red hot. If you had rewound to the Daniel Bryan miracle run at WrestleMania 30 and Batista … that was different because the fans rejected Batista. But the fans love Cody, so I knew there wouldn’t be a backlash like that. It was just a timing issue.”
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