One former WWE champion could be returning to the ring.
PWInsider is reporting that former WWE Champion Jeff Hardy was in Birmingham, Alabama on Tuesday for an evaluation of his surgically repaired shoulder after he tore his labrum and his rotator cuff in October.
If you recall, the Raw Superstar suffered the injury during a six-pack match in October 2017.
By doing a quick search, recovery from rotator cuff surgery is typically 4-6 months, although in some cases it can take up to a year.
If Hardy is in the 4-6 months category, he is nearing the early range of a possible return.
The Hardys made their return to the WWE at WrestleMania 33 last month as surprise entrants in a Fatal Four Way Ladder Match for the RAW Tag Team Championships. They won the contest and had a pretty good run.
There has been a lot of speculation about when Jeff is cleared to return to in-ring action that the sports entertainment company wouldn’t put them back together as a tag team but keep Matt a singles star as they see Jeff being a top star.
Before Jeff suffered his injury, The Hardys did an interview with The Sports Bible to discuss their return to the WWE and commented as well as possibly pursuing singles runs. Here is what Jeff did had to say about it: (quotes via IWNerd):
“Speaking from my perspective, I think right now our goal, especially starting, coming back, being reintroduced to the WWE universe after being away for a substantial amount of time, really was to be a tag team – we became famous for being a tag team.
"I think down the road there will be a potential for both of us doing our own things; we’re both strong singles personalities in many ways, and I think as performers we’ve grown as we’ve got older; we’ve got smarter”
Matt also commented on potential singles runs for him and Jeff:
“Just for starters, if we get to where we need to be, I think ‘Broken’ Matt Hardy against Bray Wyatt would be an amazing deal, and you look at him [Jeff] – him vs Seth Rollins, him vs Finn Balor, either one of us vs Roman Reigns – there’s a lot of cool, interesting combinations of guys who became stars in the last five or six years that we’ve never worked against, it’s totally like a fresh slate.So there’s a lot of potential forces as singles competitors also.”
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