PWInsider.com is reporting that following his match last night at the Smackdown tapings, Jeff Hardy will now be taking a hiatus from the company as we have been reporting for several weeks now.
Last night, Hardy wrestled CM Punk in a "Loser Leaves Town" Steel Cage Match for The World Heavyweight Title. Hardy lost the match and will now be "leaving Smackdown."
The word backstage is that WWE officials have told Jeff Hardy that he is welcome to return to the company any time he wants, and that most people feel confident that he will return at some point in the future.
Hardy's hiatus from WWE is being compared to that of Chris Jericho's a few years back where everyone knew that he would return to WWE, it was just a matter of when as he wanted to pursue other projects.
It's being reported that Hardy wants to perform with his band Peroxwhy?gen, and that he has a potential reality series in the works.