Jeff Hardy made his first appearance since his horrific crash and burn at WWE Hell in a Cell, and he jumped right into the fire by taking on Samoa Joe in a Qualifying Match for the WWE World Cup at WWE Crown Jewel.
The Samoan Submission Machine was looking to unleash the anger he was harboring after coming up just short in his quest for the WWE Title at WWE Super Show-Down and wasted no time looking to batter his smaller opponent.
Hardy would refuse to stay down though, rallying back on Joe every chance he could. At the height of the action, Joe seemed to re-tweak the knee he had injured against AJ Styles this past Saturday, and Jeff aggressively targeted the injured body part, even as the referee tried to pry him away from Joe. The relentless Hardy almost seemed like a different person as he continuously attacked the weakness.
Soon, the official deemed that The Samoan Submission Machine was too harmed to continue, leading to him calling for the bell and awarding the match to Jeff Hardy via referee stoppage.
The Charismatic Enigma was back, and he seemed like a changed daredevil after his Hell in a Cell experience.