For those clamoring for a Jeff Hardy return to All Elite Wrestling, rejoice, it has come to pass.
Dynamite featured an exchange between Jeff’s brother, Matt, and The Firm, that saw Matt get blindsided by Big Bill and Lee Moriarty. This came on the heels of a promo exchange between Matt and Ethan Page regarding Matt’s contractual status with The Firm, a storyline that has largely played out on AEW Dark in recent months. With Matt getting beat down, Hook hit the ring to help even the odds but was outnumbered three-to-two by The Firm.
That’s when the thumping bass of The Hardy Boyz’s music hit and Jeff made his way to the ring. Unlike his original AEW debut, where he took a moment to do his little dance on the ramp, he was all business this time around. With a custom-painted steel chair in hand, Jeff began to lay out each member of The Firm, eventually ascending to the top rope, hitting a Swanton Bomb on Moriarty. It would seem the newly reunited brothers’ first match back will likely be against The Firm, in some fashion, in an attempt to free Matt from his contract with the group.
Following a DUI arrest last year, Jeff was pulled from AEW TV and Tony Khan issued a statement asserting that he would not be allowed back until he put legal issues behind him, and sought treatment. Matt took to his podcast this week to tease Jeff’s return in “six to eight weeks” but was possibly working the fans, and knew his brother’s return was imminent.
Jeff Hardy was not the only return to AEW TV last night, The Young Bucks also made their renewed presence known when they helped Kenny Omega fend off Blackpool Combat Club. The duo had not been seen in three weeks, following a mysterious attack backstage that sent them out of the arena in an ambulance. At the time, there were reports that Matt Jackson was suffering from a torn tricep, an injury he may be working through currently.
Stay with Haus of Wrestling for all the latest on Jeff Hardy and The Young Bucks’ returns to AEW.