In a spoiler, Jeff Hardy finished up with WWE last night as he lost a “Loser Leaves Town” match to World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk at the SmackDown taping, which will air this Friday night.

Officials told Hardy the door will always be open for him to return whenever he wanted and that WWE would be more than happy to promote any of his outside projects. He is planning on performing with his band, Peroxwhy?gen and working on a potential reality series.

Hardy told management he wasn’t departing because he unhappy, but rather, he wanted time off from the road in order to do things at his own pace.

Almost everyone feels it is only a matter of when, not if, Hardy would return to WWE. Many wrestlers were comparing his departure from WWE to that of Chris Jericho a few years ago, who went to work on several acting and musical gigs before returning to the company with a prime position.

Many have praised Hardy’s last several months of work in WWE as they felt he helped bring CM Punk up to a higher level where he could be seen as a legitimate threat going into his next feud with Undertaker.

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