During the program, Sheamus has made constant references to Jeff’s past with addiction and alcoholism, something that has made a lot of fans very uncomfortable.
Replying to a Twitter user who was voicing those very concerns, Jeff’s older brother Matt responded:
I’m very happy with how AEW has let me brand my persona. Allowing me to help younger talent on & off screen, while also respectfully celebrating my legacy & contributions to the industry. I have those same concerns about the unneeded pressure on my brother.
He was also asked about something we noted earlier, which was a clip from a new WWE Network documentary which showed Vince McMahon’s calling Jeff’s match against Sheamus at Backlash “f**cking awesome”. To that, Matt replied:
Make no mistake, from what I’ve seen Jeff do in-ring, he’s looked incredible. As a performer, I praise his recent performances. Ultimately, whatever he does is his decision & his alone. My take on his current story is merely *my opinion*, which doesn’t make it right or wrong.