Jeff Hardy was pulled from the WWE Smackdown WrestleMania special last week due to his father’s funeral. Matt Hardy just made fun of a fired WWE star who joins AEW.
Matt Hardy wrote of the death of his and Jeff’s father: “Today there has been a great outpouring of love and kindness following the news of our father’s passing. We really appreciate it.
Our mother tragically died of cancer in 1987, when Jeff and I were still tweens. Jeff, our dad, and I were by his bedside when he took his last breath that day. It was the first time we had seen our father cry. Our dad said that we should all move on with our mom, that’s what she would want. That is exactly what we try to do in his memory. Our dad sacrificed a lot and worked so hard to support us as a single parent. Our dad always made sure we had food to eat, clothes to wear, and a roof over our heads.
Our father started out as our biggest critic when we wanted to pursue the dream of being professional wrestlers. After a few years of wrestling and then finding success in WWE, our dad became our biggest fan. He was very proud to be “The Hardy Boyz Daddy” and recorded every game of ours on his VCR. Our dad was one of Hardy’s fan favorites, he even earned the nickname “The Legend.”
Jeff and I feel very blessed to have had our father alive until he was 87 years old. He was able to watch his children live out their dreams and give him many grandchildren to carry on the Hardy name and bloodline.
In the early morning of Tuesday, April 6, our dad passed away. Jeff and I were with him at home and by his bed when he took his last breath. My brother Jeff was our father’s guardian angel for the past several years. I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time and have many conversations with my dad in the last few months. I felt at peace with everything. Like our dad said when our mom passed away, he would want Jeff and me to continue. Today we let him rest with our mother and we hope they have reunited after being apart for almost 35 years. “
Shane McMahon Major AEW Rumor Leaks
Braun Strowman is a former universal champion and is one of the mainstays of WWE Monday Night RAW. Despite being a huge monster as part of the company’s stories, he is the opposite person in real life. Shane McMahon had been involved in a fight with Braun Strowman for the past few months and culminated in a steel cage match at WrestleMania 37, and Shane demanded the fight and put Braun with his punch backstage. In the end, Braun Strowman was the one who won the match despite Shane McMahon’s best efforts. Shane McMahon also demanded defeat at WrestleMania 37.
AEW Dynamite recently held their Blood and Guts match which turned out to be a very violent affair as it pitted The Pinnacle against The Inner Circle. According to a report by Ringside News, the match was said to be a huge topic of discussion in WWE and was viewed as a barbaric match with all the “bloodshed” that took place.
AEW Blood & Guts received a lot of attention from fans and within WWE. We have been told that many within WWE saw the match as “a bad image” with all the barbarian barbarians. Plus, Chris Jericho is trying to be Shane McMahon now after that high spot. More to come @ringsidenews
AEW Blood & Guts received a lot of attention from fans and within WWE. We have been told that many within WWE saw the match as “a bad image” with all the barbaric sword. Plus, Chris Jericho is trying to be Shane McMahon now after that high spot. More to come @ringsidenews_
– Steve Carrier of Ringside News (@steve_carrier) May 7, 2021
Andrade drops WWE “arrest” bomb
It has recently been confirmed that newly released WWE star Andrade will face Alberto Del Rio in one of his first matches after being released from WWE. The match will take place at a professional wrestling event in McAllen, Texas, on July 31. This caused quite a stir among professional wrestling fans and members of the WWE universe alike, given Del Rio’s legal past. Indeed, Del Rio’s recent trial to determine whether or not he is guilty of sexual assault was has delayed, from May to August. If convicted, Del Rio could face life in prison. Andrade’s “bad check” recently surprised many WWE fans.
In a follow-up to this story, Andrade recently took to social media via Instagram to post a post that is arguably quite deaf at best, given the circumstances. In the post, Andrade is sitting in a courtroom, behind the judge’s bench, stating that he appears to hint at Del Rio’s innocence and that the “case is closed.” Also, the multiple laughing emojis suggest that this should be taken in a “lighthearted” way. The full caption reads: “I declare you not guilty! Case closed. You plead not guilty! Case closed “. You can see Andrade’s full post on the former WWE Champion below.
Paul Heyman tells Smackdown star to “stand down”
Paul Heyman, who is the current on-screen manager for WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, has advised his current rival Cesaro to leave SmackDown.
Paul Heyman wants Cesaro to join Raw
Cesaro is one of the top stars of the blue brand. Heyman stated that he wants the Swiss Cyborg to move to RAW if he wants to win the WWE Championship, as he will not be able to dethrone the Tribal Chief of his title. Chris Jericho ‘Angers’ WWE Diva Champion
Heyman recently had an interview with DAZN about Cesaro’s rise to the main event scene, as he recently got a boost. He believes his former client should go after Bobby Lashley’s WWE Championship as he has a better chance of capturing him rather than Reigns’ Universal Championship.
“While I love having him on SmackDown and can’t imagine what RAW could offer SmackDown in terms of trade, Cesaro’s only hope of being the champion of a brand is to go RAW because he’s not taking a title away from Roman Reigns. Heyman said. “It just isn’t. It’s not going to happen.”
Cesaro recently scored one of the biggest wins of his career against Seth Rollins on the greatest possible stage at WrestleMania 37. He’s ready to face Rollins on Friday’s throwback edition of SmackDown.
Meanwhile, Reigns has been the Universal Champion since capturing the title in August of last year. He has successfully defended the title against big names like Daniel Bryan, Edge and Kevin Owens.