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The record eighth tag team title reign for The Hardy Boyz did not end well on Smackdown. They won it two weeks ago that only to relinquish it all of a sudden due to a confirmed injury. Both the Hardyz appeared on this week’s episode of Smackdown to give the sad news to the fans as the younger Hardy is up for surgery. The departure was even heart-breaking as the freak Lars Sullivan ruined their moment.
Rumors were running rampant on the Hardy Boyz prior to Smackdown went on the air. An injury scare broke out on Jeff Hardy that suggested that the champions may have to vacate the tag team championships. Matt & Jeff Hardy competed in a Tag Team Title Match against The Usos and defeated them to become the new champions on the blue brand.
They appeared on Smackdown last night to confirm an injury suffered by Jeff Hardy. He will have to go through a surgery to fix the issue and hence there’s no option other than relinquishing the belts. The Hardy Boyz delivered a heart-warming speech to the WWE Universe only to hear Lars Sullivan’s music cutting them off. As per the storyline, Smackdown has shown it was the freak who caused the injury with an attack on the night of their title win.
He came out again and went after Matt Hardy. Jeff could not help his brother since he was on crutches. R-Truth showed up trying to fend off the monster with a chair which had no effect! Rather, Lars hit him with a sit-down powerbomb to neutralize his offense. Matt digested yet another beatdown from Lars to end the segment.
Prior to this, Dave Meltzer first reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that Jeff Hardy was the latest to go into the injured list. He most probably picked that up in a Smackdown house show in Madison, Wisconsin on April 20th. Additionally, Meltzer stated,
“Jeff Hardy is injured, I don’t know how severe. It was on the Saturday night show in Madison Wisconsin. He was at the show last night — I haven’t heard about tonight — he was at the show in Rochester Minnesota. He was in the corner of Matt. He was limping significantly so it’s probably some sort of a leg injury.”
Well, The Hardy Boyz confirmed it’s a leg injury and now the veteran tag team will not be around on Smackdown. However, Matt Hardy will still be in action as a solo competitor.