Former WWE Star Matt Hardy Hospitalized
It’s been five years since Matt Hardy left WWE, and in that time, he managed to find new life for his career in TNA, even winning their world title at October’s Bound For Glory show. But his match with TNA’s co-founder resulted in an injury that has left the former WWE star hospitalized over the weekend.
On Saturday night, Jeff Jarrett beat Hardy to win the WrestleCade Heavyweight Championship at Winston-Salem, in Hardy’s home state of North Carolina. During the encounter, Jarrett hit Hardy over the head with a guitar, one of his trademark spots. Unfortunately, this time, the guitar didn’t break. As a result, Hardy was left bloody. It was so bad that Hardy had to be helped to the back after his defeat. He was eventually taken to the hospital for stitches. Hopefully, he was also kept him for observation to make sure he didn’t have a concussion.
This match was the first-ever meeting between the two stars, and you’d think they’d save such a big match for either TNA, with which Jarrett has had a working relationship despite his departure, or his new company, Global Force Wrestling. But it appears Jarrett has a working relationship with Wrestlecade. And good on him, since GFW needs all the cross-promotion it can get right now, if it hopes to survive as its own separate brand. Then again, not even the TNA Invasion angle did all that much for the promotion, so who even knows if GFW is something that can survive as anything more than a regional brand? When Jarrett hit success with TNA, it was a mix of investors with deep pockets, a solid TV deal, and a fanbase desperate for any WWE alternative. But those conditions don’t really exist for GFW in the way they did for TNA, so this is going to be a bit of an uphill battle. But I digress. From all appearances, Matt Hardy should be fine. After all, this isn’t his first rodeo, even if it is his first one with Jeff Jarrett.
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