On Tuesday afternoon, Matt Hardy responded to a tweet from former WCW/WWE wrestler and WWE Performance Center trainer Bill DeMott, who agreed with a fan that suggested Matt Hardy had also been drinking with his brother the night before his arrest.
“Understand your passion on this & agree that DD is unacceptable,” Hardy tweeted. “I expect speculation from fans, but not you. I haven’t touched a drug in over a decade, haven’t drank since I’ve been a Dad. Saw Jeff last on Sunday night & flew (home) early Monday w/Reby. I can’t be with Jeff every minute.”
If Matt’s response was relatively leveled, his wife, Reby Hardy, was a little blunter with her response to DeMott’s tweet, which he has since deleted.
“Fucking dickhead,” Reby tweeted.
Many will note that DeMott’s daughter was tragically killed in a drunk driving accident years ago. He has been vocal on the matter since then, most recently going back and forth with Tammy Sytch regarding her role in the death of a 75-year-old man after she crashed her car into the victim’s vehicle. Sytch has since been charged with DUI Manslaughter.
Matt Hardy did have his own problems with drugs and alcohol, being arrested several times in 2011, including an arrest for DUI in August of 2011 and again a few days later for felony drug charges after he was found in possession of anabolic steroids. He would return to jail in November after he was found to be drinking again. While Hardy and his wife were arrested in 2014 for an alleged domestic incident, he has not been arrested for drug or alcohol use since.
While Matt Hardy was with Jeff Hardy hours before his arrest, a report from Fightful yesterday stated Hardy dropped off his brother at his hotel room after the two attended a wrestling convention following a performance by Jeff at a small concert. Matt and Reby then flew home back to North Carolina.