Backstage Reaction To Jeff Hardy Situation
As reported earlier, TNA Wrestling officials made the decision to send Jeff Hardy home from this week’s iMPACT! television tapings. Reports from last night’s show were that Hardy was in no condition to perform and management decided to cut his match with Sting short.
Unlike the last time there was a question about Hardy’s condition (prior to the Final Resolution pay-per-view in December, company officials were going to strip Hardy of the World Heavyweight Championship due to his condition backstage at the event, but then changed their minds) no one within the company has attempted to defend him. Many company employees are very upset about the situation, especially with the decision to allow Hardy to go out in front of the audience considering he stumbled on the ramp and nearly tripped over the ring steps. Others were surprised that an audible wasn’t called to “make it up” to the audience. You could also see that Sting was clearly pissed off following the bout.
While Hardy has been sent home from this week’s iMPACT! tapings, no further decision has been made regarding his future in the organization. Hardy was going to be booked in this year’s Lethal Lockdown match at Lockdown.