On the June 14th 2021 edition of WWE RAW, Jeff Hardy put his career on the line in an impromptu match against Cedric Alexander. Hardy won the match but some fans were left wondering why a career-threatening match would take place without any buildup.
Steve Carrier of RingsideNews.com wrote that Vince McMahon doesn’t want “cold matches” taking place on television and noted the following…
Vince is on one again, switching around ideas. What was the reason for things like Hardy putting up his career for a TV match for no reason? Vince has been "beating up the writers and producers" about suggestions for "cold matches." There's an unwritten edict now against them
— Steve Carrier of Ringside News (@steve_carrier) June 15, 2021