– TMZ.com has picked up the story on the Jeff Hardy incident that took place at the Nashville International Airport on Wednesday morning. TMZ wrote: “Oft-troubled WWE star Jeff Hardy was kicked off an airplane flight earlier this week, but now the WWE says it won’t be his third strike.” They also noted: “The once-fired and two-time suspended WWE star has had his share of drug problems and can’t afford a third strike — which would win him a pink slip.” Unless a WWE rep talked to TMZ, WWE has not publicly said that the incident will not be a third strike.
– Here’s WWE’s official policy on alcohol abuse:
The use and/or abuse of alcohol in such a fashion so as to impair the ability to perform is prohibited by this Policy. Talent are expected to be free of the influence of alcohol when performing for WWE. Accordingly, the use of alcohol at any time twelve hours prior to any scheduled performance is prohibited by this Policy.
1. Testing for alcohol use or abuse in violation of this Policy shall be for reasonable cause only as defined in Section 7A.
2. The initial positive test for use and/or abuse of alcohol in violation of this Policy will be treated as a medical issue requiring evaluation for alcohol rehabilitation treatment. All subsequent positive tests for alcohol-related violations of this Policy shall be treated as disciplinary matters in accordance with this Policy.