It looks like Jeff Hardy won't be going anywhere for a while.

Fightful Select learned this weekend that the former WWE, World Heavyweight, TNA Champion Jeff Hardy has already had his WWE contract extended for "at least" another year due to injury.

Earlier this year, WWE opted to roll over Matt and Jeff Hardy's contracts for another year into 2020. However, we're told that this decision to add time to Jeff's contract came after that.

Jeff Hardy has been on the shelf for several months when a lingering leg injury caught up to him and he was forced to undergo knee surgery.

Matt Hardy's contract is a different story, we're told. As things stand, Matt's contract is up in early March. If he's injured or sidelined ahead of that, WWE has the ability to extend his stay. The decisions in doing so have been arbitrary, with several talent telling Fightful they aren't sure of what criteria if any are followed in implementing it. Matt has not signed a new contract, and extending Jeff's deal effectively keeps a collective Hardy Boyz act away from the independent circuit, as well as competitors.

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