Last night’s SmackDown opened with a Miz TV angle segment with The Miz, John Morrison and special guest Jeff Hardy. Unsurprisingly, the pair poked fun at Hardy’s issues with substance abuse.
This comes after WWE has made Hardy’s real-life battles with addiction, the focal point of his feud with fellow former WWE Champion, Sheamus.
Hardy and Sheamus will now go one-on-one in a Bar Fight, likely at Extreme Rules. While fans are all for a little realism in WWE storylines, this one hits slightly too close to home.
Taking to Twitter, several fans have shared their displeasure at the storyline, and it’s not hard to see why:
So WWE have put an alcoholic in bar fight. That's not entertainment, that's horseshit. What are we having at Summerslam, heroin on a pole match
— All Elite Neil (@AllEliteNeil) July 11, 2020
WWE doubles down on the “Jeff Hardy is a drunk junkie storyline”
He’ll soon face Sheamus in a “bar fight”, likely at Extreme Rules.
Where do we send an alcoholic?omit_script=1 To a bar. A week after putting champagne under his nose.
— WrestleNews365 (@365Wrestle) July 11, 2020
I think it is very poor taste. What the . WWE is doing Jeff Hardy. Alcoholism is very serious. Very disappointed in the WWE right now.
— Lloyd Simpson (@LloydSi07804979) July 11, 2020
there legit exploiting Jeff hardys Drinking Problems. Not cool.
— Exvzz (@IQUITTWITT3R_) July 11, 2020
Whose in charge of this shit crap program ?omit_script=1?omit_script=1
— DAVID LEVENSTEIN (@THENATUREBOY1) July 11, 2020
— Tairy (@halliganhal) July 11, 2020
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