Former WWE and TNA wrestling star Matt Hardy was arrested on Saturday in North Carolina for suspicion of driving while intoxicated after he drove his 2009 Corvette off the road and into a tree. Hardy wasn’t injured, but was released from TNA within the day with a quick statement that didn’t even wish him well in his future endeavors and included the phrase “already under suspension from the company.” That suspension was reportedly for excessive lateness, but probably had more to do with a YouTube video wherein Matt and his brother Jeff (currently awaiting trial for a 2009 arrest on drug charges) hold down Matt’s girlfriend and taze her.
Honestly it’s a confusing jumble of pro wrestling mess, but Matt, who is not afraid to be the most obnoxious person on the entire Internet, was quick to call conspiracy and deny all charges.
I took a? breathalyzer immediately on the spot and it read clean, zero, nothing. Think about peeps! There’s more to this story than meets the eye. MATTHEW
There are two sides to every story, right?
Then, of course, the mug shot found its way onto the Internet. I will juxtapose that image with Matt’s explanation for it, because “I was drunk and drove into a tree” is way less rational and reasonable than “I am being reborn as a miracle-working angel”. Uh…
When the side windows glass smashed into my face, arms, & neck, some of the blood that did felt almost angelic. I went from being afraid to die to feeling like I was almost being reborn with some sort of an ABSOLUTE PURE LIFE-FORCE. It was the most amazing thing I’ve every experience, I felt like I’d just received the blood of an angel flowing inside me-I know this sounds crazy! Due to these, I only have urges to help people. And miraculously, all my vices are gone.
So who do we believe? The police officers influenced by a moderate amount of celebrity, or the aging, abusive pro wrestler on so many drugs that he believes a car accident granted him supernatural powers? Some wrestling tragedies come out of nowhere — the death of Macho Man Randy Savage, for example — and some happen in slow little steps. Like most wrestling fans, I wish the Hardys the best and hope they can get their sh*t together but am pretty tired of having to watch them fail.
[originally via TMZ]