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9. Jeff Hardy Return Was Discussed

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When he was released in April of 2003, Jeff Hardy lamented in post-WWE interviews how disappointing it was to be in attendance at Safeco Field for WrestleMania XIX yet not be on the card. 

After all, his brother Matt was (defending the Cruiserweight Title against Rey Mysterio in the show's opener), but the younger Hardy was not, his stock having fallen due to poor performances and outside-the-ring issues. 

Those issues - predominantly Jeff's refusal to attend drug rehab after failing two drug tests - led to him getting his pink slip, though WWE left the door open for a return. 

That return could have, potentially, occurred at WrestleMania XX, as Jeff was discussed as a possible last-minute surprise for the Cruiserweight Title Open.

However, those plans were scrapped when it became apparent that The Charismatic Enigma still had no desire to attend rehab, the belief being that he was hard-headed and needed more time away to work on himself. 

Jeff signed for TNA later in the year. 

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