In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported more details regarding this policy and the resources that AEW provides to its athletes for mental health.
AEW has a talent playbook that is distributed to all talent and contains information on several policies, including the drug policy and drug protocol.
It also has concussion protocol, hydration, and other items. AEW has a mental health resource available to staff and wrestlers.
In the case of Jeff Hardy, after he was arrested for DUI, All Elite Wrestling announced he had been suspended without pay and would only be allowed to return upon completing treatment and maintaining sobriety. Hardy entered a rehab facility on June 21.
As previously reported, Hardy pleaded not guilty to the DUI charge. Hardy is set for an arraignment on July 5 at 2:30 pm.
Before Hardy's arrest, AEW had advertised The Hardys vs. The Young Bucks vs. Tag Team Champions Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus in a ladder match on Dynamite last month. The bout was publicly changed to Jurassic Express defending the titles against The Young Bucks with Nick and Matt Jackson going over.
The Hardys were initially scheduled to win the titles, but that changed due to Jeff going in for a brain scan before his arrest.