On December 9, 2021, Jeff Hardy was released by WWE. Immediately following this news, Jeff Hardy’s peers in the wrestling community reached out with well wishes for the former World Heavyweight Champion.
Name's ranging from Matt Hardy, Jeff's brother to the current WWE Champion Big E all had nothing but glowing things to say about The Charismatic Enigma.
You can see some of these reactions below:
The Hardyz gave 12 year old me so much hope to live a dream that seemed so out of reach. We all love you, Jeff! You’re so special and only wish the absolute best for you ---- pic.twitter.com/6TyXC3HOug— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) December 9, 2021
ALWAYS pic.twitter.com/2fAnE5yfpQ— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) December 9, 2021
I got to compete against Jeff Hardy on Main Event. I made the assumption that Jeff was going to take it “easy.” Jeff says “Nah man, I’ve been waiting for this match. Let’s tear this sh*t up.” He was incredibly giving. I sincerely hope for the best for Jeff and his family. pic.twitter.com/m7Qp1XOo6t— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) December 9, 2021
----— Miles (@DontDieMiles) December 9, 2021
Don’t Die x Jeff Hardy pic.twitter.com/10d2meXIkC
Solidarity.— “The Revolutionary” Darius Lockhart (@DLockPro) December 9, 2021
This match is the reason I’m even here right now: https://t.co/jE3WzRll9h
Today I hope that the man behind the makeup is okay.
Peace & Love. @JEFFHARDYBRAND
At this point, I don't care if Jeff Hardy ever wrestles another match or where it happens.— GPA (@GPAthinks) December 9, 2021
I just want Jeff Hardy the human to be okay.
We love you, Jeff Hardy!— Josiah Williams is Black. (@JDeanWilliams) December 9, 2021
Thank you #JeffHardy for truly inspiring me. If it weren’t for you, there would be no me in this world of professional wrestling. Thank you for your hunger, your passion, your dedication and your loyalty to your family. Praying for you. Praying for them. #ForTheBest— New Ep #NotFound out now! (@TheLionelGreen) December 9, 2021
Jeff Hardy is so beloved by his fans and his peers. I’ve never heard a negative word about him & he’s always treated me with such kindness. Just wishing him and his family the very best.— Ettore “Big E” Ewen (@WWEBigE) December 9, 2021
Jeff Hardy last wrestled on WWE TV on November 26, teaming with Drew McIntyre to defeat Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss. He also competed in a Battle Royal to determine the number one contender for the WWE Universal Championship the same night.
Fightful will continue to have more on his release when and if more information is made available.