Last year, TNA Wrestling (now kinda-sorta known as Impact Wrestling), put it’s World Championship on Jeff Hardy, despite the fact that he was under investigation for felony drug charges.
I covered that situation in detail here.
Hardy will be returning to TV tonight on SpikeTV, in a segment taped two weeks ago, asking fans for one more chance.
But that chance shouldn’t come any time soon.
Today, those charges that Hardy faced last year led to him pleading guilty – and being sentenced to 10 days in jail, 30 months probation and a $100,000 fine.
I’m not saying Hardy shouldn’t be given another chance.
What I’m saying is, how can an organization to allow him to return BEFORE his court case was settled?
This is a major embarrassment to TNA, as they are going to portray him as a fan favorite looking for redemption just hours after one of the darkest moments of his life.
What lesson does that teach people? It’s OK to do drugs and commit crimes! Come to TNA!
Timing is everything and this is the WORST timing possible.
What could have been a feel-good moment of Hardy returning AFTER his legal matters were settled, humbled after serving jail time, will now become a hollow TV segment – we know that the “one more chance” isn’t coming from the judicial system.