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UPDATED: More Backstage Details on Jeff Hardy Following Last Night’s Bump

December 1, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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UPDATE x2: In what will likely not come as a surprise, PWInsider notes that the Jeff Hardy spot on RAW did not go according to plan.

Backstage officials told the site that the original plan for was for Hardy to clear everything and land on the center of the table, but instead, the few inches made the difference due to the location of the stairs.

UPDATE: Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer also commented on the status of Jeff Hardy following last night’s nasty Swanton Bomb spot on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio. Alvarez said that the word he received after the show was that Hardy “was okay,” which appears to be consistent with the earlier reports.

Also, according to Meltzer, Hardy has not yet been diagnosed with a concussion. Meltzer stated on Hardy, “I had heard that there was kind of an expectation that he had a concussion, but he hadn’t been diagnosed as having one.” As noted below, the symptoms of a concussion do not always occur when the injury takes place.

ORIGINAL: As previously reported, Jeff Hardy took part in a rather scary bump last night on Raw, when he hit a Swanton Bomb on Elias through a ringside table from the top turnbuckle. It appeared that the back of his head landed or bounced off the steel ring steps. An early report by Fightful Select indicated that Hardy appeared to be OK following the spot. PWInsider weighed in with some additional details.

According to PWInsider’s update, Hardy was checked out after the match by WWE’s medical team and appeared to be injury free. Additionally, Hardy will be continually monitored for a while.

It should be noted, according to Brainline.org, sometimes symptoms for a concussion may not show up for days or weeks after the concussion takes place. There is a full video clip of the spot in question, which you can see below.

After the match, Jeff Hardy took part in a backstage interview and was well enough to talk about the match. Hardy stated on the Swanton spot, “That Swanton was no joke at the end. I went up straight up in the air, crashed straight down, and so, but I’m okay, though. It looked a lot worse than it actually felt.”

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