Hardy Boyz Were Originally Planned To Win The AEW Tag Team Titles

The AEW Tag Team scene changed very quickly over the past two weeks, we're told.

Talent that Fightful spoke with indicated that word had made it to them prior to AEW Double or Nothing that All Elite Wrestling was considering putting the tag team titles on the Hardy Boyz. The duo were on what Jeff Hardy admitted WrestleMania weekend was their last run. Frustration emerged out of that weekend from some talent that we spoke to, who gained word that Hardy had been intoxicated publicly both there and in the lobby at the talent hotel prior to another event. Hardy's performance at AEW Double or Nothing was cause for concern for talent as well, though it was claimed that Hardy sustained a head injury early in the match.

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However, following Double or Nothing, Fightful got word that the titles were to be moved to The Young Bucks instead. We were also told that the segment between Jungle Boy, Christian, Luchasaurus, Hardy Boyz and Young Bucks that aired on June 8 was actually filmed the week prior, which would have been days after the injury at Double or Nothing.

While there has obviously been plenty of concern for Jeff Hardy, there has also been frustration surrounding the tag title scene following both Jeff's injury, and some indications that a situation like this could happen again.

In the days that followed the ladder match on Dynamite, reports emerged that the Hardy Boyz weren't even planned to actually compete in the match.

Bryan Alvarez reported two days following the ladder match that even prior to Jeff Hardy's DUI arrest, The Hardy Boyz were to be attacked and taken out of the triple threat title ladder match. However, Fightful has learned that isn't accurate.

Prior to the DUI arrest, the Hardy Boyz were still slated for the match on the June 15 AEW Dynamite, but Jeff Hardy's performance was going to be contingent on him being cleared and able to be in the ring. If he wasn't cleared and given the go ahead, he would have been written out of the match, but Matt Hardy was to still compete, per AEW sources.

As of now, we have no update on plans for Matt Hardy moving forward. Jeff Hardy must receive treatment and maintain sobriety in order to return to AEW.

John Morrison filled in for Jeff Hardy at AAA at Triplemania.

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