Back on the March 13 episode of Friday Night SmackDown, Jeff Hardy stepped inside the squared circle for the first time in almost a year and defeated King Corbin in under three minutes. The Charismatic Enigma has not wrestled since but WWE is seemingly building him up for a rivalry with Sheamus heading into the Summer.
Hardy was the most recent guest on the After The Bell podcast and said he would like to have one last world title run in WWE. Jeff also discussed his battle with alcohol and drugs and explained he called WWE and asked for help the day before his second DUI arrest on October 3, 2019. Hardy revealed rehab has helped him with his addiction, however, and he is now just looking forward to another run in WWE.
The Charismatic Enigma said: "After that first DUI I got, man, I think I was doing Lillian Garcia's podcast and I said, 'I got my first and last DUI.' And I was so sure of that in that moment and I think I even went on to say, 'I'll never get arrested again.' And I remember when I said that I thought I probably shouldn't have said that, and now, being that I've been to rehab, in-patient rehab, for the first time in my life I've learned a lot about the disease known as alcoholism and addiction because I went through the drugs back when I got arrested…I still have the legal situation of a black cloud that is hanging over me, I haven't been convicted when I got pulled over on October 3rd, 2019.
"The day before, I called WWE and said, 'I need help, I need treatment. There's something wrong with me,' like with this alcohol thing. But, yeah, and I've learned so much in recovery. It's just little things like one day at a time, just focus on today and not drinking and not drugging, and it's just calling my sponsor every day and talking to another alcoholic. There's something powerful when you admit what you are and you can like own that and there's a huge piece in my heart and my mind knowing that if I never drink again, I'm never going to get into any trouble. It's like Jeff Hardy plus no drinking equals no trouble."