Earlier this afternoon, WWE had reported that entertainer Jeff Hardy had been found unconscious in a hotel stairwell and rushed to a Boston-area hospital. The story, first announced on WWE.com, suggested we stay tuned to the website for more details. Unfortunately, the last few years of wrestling news have been so sad and hilariously abysmal that many wrestling fans assumed the worst in conjunction with Hardy's history of injuries and drug abuse.
Thankfully, this is one of those times when your "wrestling is fake!" comments are apropos. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online can confirm that the stairwell unconsciousness and hospital-rushage are all part of tonight's Survivor Series pay-per-view. There are also spoilers below, in case you're planning on watching:
Several sources have confirmed this as storyline and that Hardy is expected to be selling the injuries on tonight's Survivor Series show.
There is a lot of speculation this will lead to an Edge vs. Jeff Hardy feud, as Edge will be the culprit. While this feud is not confirmed, there was talk of Edge vs. Hardy at Royal Rumble, and Edge flew from Tampa to Boston last night for the show.
WWE.com has changed their story to the much less scary "Will Hardy Perform?" in reaction to the press, and to make sure the legions of Hardy Boyz fans still order the show. Hopefully they've already filmed a vignette where evil Russian Vladimir Kozlov headbutts Hardy down a flight of steps. For once, the wrestling news isn't so bad. Weird, huh?
WWE Report: Jeff Hardy Fine, Wrestling Fans Pleasantly Shocked originally appeared on FanHouse Back Porch on Sun, 23 Nov 2008 15:30:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.