It appears that SmackDown Star and current United States Champion Jeff Hardy might have suffered some sort of leg injury while wrestling in a dark match during this week’s episode of SmackDown Live.
Hardy was not a part of SmackDown tapings this week, though he wrestled in a dark match after the show went off air and defeated the former Intercontinental Champion the Miz.
According to people in attendance, their match went on for about 8 minutes and the Champion scored a pinfall victory after hitting a Twist of Fate and the Swanton Bomb.
However, it was noted by several fans that Jeff was noticeably limping during and after the bout and it appears that he suffered some sort of injury during his entrance.
Below are some photos and videos of the dark match:
— Jordan Marney (@JordanRMarney) May 15, 2018
#sdlive dark match Jeff Hardy vs Miz. Hardy looks like hes hurt himself coming down to the ring. Really hobbling bad. Hopefully not serious.
— WWE Sign Quest (@wwesignquest) May 15, 2018
pretty sure Jeff Hardy injured himself during his entrance for the dark match, was badly limping the whole time.
— James (@James_Milne) May 15, 2018
Jeff Hardy started limping during his entrance. Might be a knee injury. Match was short, but Hardy finishes it with a Swanton Bomb. That's it from the #SDLive tapings in London.
— Mathias Eftedal (@Maefteda) May 15, 2018
Jeff Hardy along with his brother Matt made his surprise WWE return during WrestleMania 33 and won the Raw Tag Team Championship. The duo lost the tag titles at Extreme Rules in June that year and Jeff then suffered a shoulder injury in September.
After returning from the injury earlier this year, Hardy won the United States Championship last month during the April 16th episode of Raw and he was moved to SmackDown Live the following night.