Jeff Hardy gave a shout out to his brother and current AEW Superstar Matt Hardy on tonight’s episode of WWE Friday Night Smackdown.
During the bar fight with Sheamus, Jeff stated, “My brother had to DELETE his career, tonight I have to recover mine.”
The match turned out to be as physical and intense as any gimmick match in recent WWE memory. Glass was broken, chair shots were hit and high spots were executed. Hardy won the match after performing a Swanton Bomb off a ladder onto Sheamus for three count.
As for Matt Hardy, he left WWE in March when his contract expired. AEW signed him and so far, he has had some frustrations with his run. More on that here on WrestlingNews.com.
For those wondering what Vince McMahon thought of this, it is clear he did not have a problem with it. This was obviously not a live mic situation and could have easily been nixed.
Richard Reacts: If we are going to rank cinematic matches in WWE, go ahead and throw this one right at the top with the Boneyard Match. I am not a gimmick match fan but this was as well done as anything you will see anywhere. If there is no crowd and WWE has to think outside of the box, this is the way to do it! This is why I have preached all week in Ask WNC we have to be careful about criticizing “controversy.” This program has had its ups and downs but this one match made it all worth it. Absolutely fantastic. Make sure you go out of your way to watch. By the way, Jeff will go down as one of the best to ever do it.