• Tony Khan Considered Firing Jeff Hardy From AEW
After his latest DUI arrest, Jeff Hardy has been suspended from AEW.
AEW President Tony Khan issued the following statement regarding this situation:
“We were able to resume contact with Jeff Hardy this afternoon. AEW does not condone Jeff’s alleged behavior.
We’ve made it clear to Jeff that we’ll assist him in getting treatment for substance abuse issues, which he has indicated that he’s open to receiving.
In the interim, he is suspended without pay, and he can only return to AEW upon successfully completing treatment and maintaining his sobriety.”
According to the Wrestling Observer, Tony considered firing Jeff for this incident:
“When this news first came out, there were not cooler heads, and then cooler heads prevailed, and then Tony decided, ‘Okay well, you know, this is my idea, but obviously you gotta run it by Jeff, you know, are you willing to consider rehab?’
Because if Jeff said no, they’d just fire him. It seems to be something they discussed together.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 14, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho vs. Edge & Christian
2. KOTR Qualifying Match: The Big Show vs. Raven
3. Matt Hardy vs. K-Kwik
4. Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker
5. Test vs. Rhyno
6. KOTR Qualifying Match: Tajiri vs. Crash Holly
7. Kane vs. Albert
8. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Spike Dudley