Even More Backstage News On Jeff Hardy's WWE & TNA Dilemma
By Feras Ballout | January 15, 2010
Jeff Hardy was telling people that he joined TNA due to the company's easier schedule, since they made a deal where he wasn't going to have to work any house shows. AAA made a similar offer to him, but that would entail flying to Mexico, and they never made a firm money offer.
Those affiliated with WWE were in constant contact with Hardy the day following his TNA debut in hope that he would change his mind and return to the company . However, it should be noted that WWE's pursuit of Hardy came even after news broke that he was being indicted on drug charges from his arrest last September (felony possession of cocaine, felony drug trafficking of opium, two counts of felony possession with intent to redistribute a Schedule III drug, maintaining a dwelling for drug use and/or distribution and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia).
WWE's apparent interest in overlooking the PR backlash that bringing Hardy back would entail is being seen by some as an indication that the company is not completely viewing TNA as irrelevant.