Jeff Hardy Skips Court Date, WWE-THQ Deal Renewed

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– Jeff Hardy did not show up for a scheduled court hearing on Wednesdayf or a probable cause hearing stemming from his September 11th arrest on multiple drug charges. The Fayetteville Observer reports that Hardy’s lawyer Jeff Van Camp told them that Hardy originally intended to attend the hearing, but decided not to show up because some of the drug test lab results had not come in yet.  As a result, the next hearing is has been set for December 2nd.

For more on Jeff Hardy’s legal situation and the multiple felonies he’s facing, click here.

— Last week, video game publisher THQ announced in a press release was set to expire at the end of the year and that WWE had given them until December 31st to decide whether to renew their licensing deal. During THQ’s quarterly conference call on Wednesday night, THQ CEO Brian Farrell announced that THQ and WWE have agreed to extend their partnership through 2014. Included in the five-year deal will be the continuation of the “SmackDown vs. Raw” franchise, new WWE games specifically targeting Asian markets and more focus ononline play.

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