Matt Hardy Says Jeff Hardy Passed Drug Test, Was Offered WWE HOF spot

Matt gives updates on Jeff post-WWE

Matt Hardy spoke on a Twitch stream Monday to clarify some details on brother Jeff, specifically the results of a recent drug test, and the time it took to obtain the results.

Jeff was released by WWE in December, days after demonstrating unusual behavior during a six man tag at a house show. Hardy was reportedly sluggish, tagged out of the match, and then left the ringside area while the match was still going.

According to Matt, not only did Jeff pass his drug test, but Jeff and his wife had to get a lawyer involved in order to obtain the test results.

"Whenever my brother ended up being released, he had taken a drug test," Matt said. "Usually, these drug tests come back in 10 to 14 days. Those 10 to 14 days had been up and he never got a result and he was curious as to where his result was. He knew he had passed his drug test because he knew he hadn't been doing any drugs and he has been clean, he's been clean the whole while he's been there."

Matt added, "He never got the results of this drug test, he obviously passed all his drug tests. He was drug tested quite often when he worked there. It also leaked out that, he thought this was going to be a private conversation, they said with go to rehab or be released. They gave him an ultimatum. He said, 'Okay, you can release me then, I don't need to go to rehab.' That was his mentality at the time.

"Three weeks later, he hadn't got his drug test and he asked to see it and get it. He was fighting, scratching, clawing to get the drug test and he got the run around."

According to Matt, the testing company was blaming WWE for the delayed results, while WWE blamed the company.

Matt adds, "After my brother and his wife spoke to WWE a bit, they spoke to a lawyer to have him help them out. A couple of days ago, he got his drug test and it was compliant, Everything was negative, he passed on all levels. The main reason he was so adamant about getting those is because he wanted to clear his name."

Matt also confirmed Dave Meltzer's report that John Laurinaitis called Jeff to offer him a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame.

"He got a call from John Laurinaitis and they offered to induct him into the Hall of Fame. That's not made up. That's a real thing that happened," Matt confirmed. "He just asked for his drug test at the end of the conversation. He said, 'No, I just want my drug test,' kind of to clear his name."

(Credit to Fightful for transcription)

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