Jeff Hardy is currently injured and unable to work right now. The Wrestling Observer said that Hardy is slated for surgery next week although the nature of the procedure is currently unknown.
Dave Meltzer clarified this on Wrestling Observer Radio where he said that there are actually two different versions of the events surrounding Jeff Hardy’s current injury status.
One story says that he is injured and scheduled for surgery while the other says that Hardy is just “banged up.” Either way, WWE will still need to figure out what to do with the SmackDown Tag Team Titles.
The Hardy Boyz are the current Tag Team Champions on the blue brand, but with Jeff Hardy’s injury situation they most likely won’t be able to defend those titles. Therefore, the company needs to figure out something to declare new champions.
This is an unfortunate situation as The Hardy Boyz had just returned as a unit and haven’t had a chance to even stretch their legs in a rivalry as champions yet. Hopefully, WWE will be able to come up with a solution that will make everyone happy, but that’s not likely either given their track record.
The nature of Hardy’s injury is being kept under wraps, however, it is hoped that this injury is not “terribly bad” by those who spoke to the Wrestling Observer News. It was also noted that Jeff has been working with a torn PCL for past four years after a bad dirt bike wreck in 2015.
We will have to wait and see how WWE deals with the fact that one of their champions is injured and scheduled for surgery. Hopefully, they won’t make any drastic decisions that could alter booking for other members of the blue brand.
An easy fix that would personally make us very happy to see would find Ricochet joining Aleister Black on SmackDown so they could capture those titles, but we will have to wait and see what direction WWE takes.
It is said at this time that it is unclear how WWE will handle Jeff Hardy’s injury.
It is also unclear how serious of a surgery Hardy is in for which could certainly determine how long he will be out of action.