In a controlled study done by the New England Journal of Medicine, a premier medical journal, a massive test/study was done on this very subject. Numerous men were given doses of anabolic steroids for an extended period of time; not just doses but relatively high doses, far beyond what is deemed for medical purposes. What happened; did this multitude of men all drop dead; did they display serious health related side-effects; did they all turn into raging monsters of pure hate and violence? You would think so, after all, that’s what you’ve been told would happen but unfortunately for you if you are of the anti-steroid camp something entirely different occurred. These men not only received the positive attributes associated with anabolic steroid use they further showed no ill-effects. No one died, no one showed symptoms of rage or violence, and no one had a heart attack. All that occurred was one simple thing; muscle tissue increased and body fat decreased; pretty horrible right? Of course not and this only further proves that safe steroids do in-fact exist.
In January 2003, Hardy briefly turned into a heel (villain) after he attacked Van Dam and Shawn Michaels .    It ended a month later when he saved Stacy Keibler from an attack by then-villain, Christian .  In February, he had a brief program with Michaels, which saw the two team up.   Then, in storyline, Hardy began dating Trish Stratus after saving her from Steven Richards and Victoria in March.  Hardy and Stratus had a brief on-screen relationship that saw the duo talking backstage and teaming together in matches. Hardy competed in his final match (his first departure) against The Rock and lost.   Hardy was released from WWE on April 22, 2003.   The reasons given for the release were Hardy's erratic behavior, drug use, refusal to go to rehab, deteriorating ring performance, as well as constant tardiness and no-showing events.   Hardy also cites "burn out" and the need for time off as reasons for leaving WWE.