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Jeff Hardy


Real Name - Jeffrey Nero Hardy
Birthdate - 8/31/77
6'1" 212 lbs. - Cameron, NC

Athletic Background - Football, Wrestling (High School); Motocross

Teacher(s) - Dory Funk Jr. (Funkin' Dojo); Michael Hayes

Professional Background - Indies(`93-`98), BattlARTS(`98), WWF/WWE(`98-`03), NWA-TNA/TNA(`04-`06), WWE(`06-`09), TNA(`09-`11), New Japan(`11), TNA(`11-)

AliasesWillow the Whisp

Groups - The New Brood, Team Xtreme, Immortal

Peak Years - `06-`09


Finisher(s) - 
- Swanton Bomb
- Twist of Fate (Front Facelock into Ace Crusher)

Favorites -
- Whisper in the Wind (Springing Twisting Body Press)
- Poetry in Motion (Leg Lariat in Corner)
- Sitting Chin Crusher
- Legdrop Cradle
- Reverse Enzugiri


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set
 Science
 Aerial
 Power
 Strikes


Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment
 Selling
 Bumping
 Carrying
 Heat
 Legacy


Place in History - Evaluating the legacies of respective stars of the Monday Night Wars era and beyond is very different than those from the decades before.  Someone like Jeff Hardy, who was very influential, had a cult-like following and is a distinct star of that period, has spent a lot of time in the midcard, has had some unspectacular periods and his ability to draw fans or impact ratings is difficult to gauge in comparison to other eras.  Jeff and Matt Hardy rose from backyard wrestling through the independents to pro-wrestling superstars. Jeff Hardy was an almost bland personality on the microphone, however he had a natural charisma in the ring and
gained a cult-like following that helped the Hardy Boyz become big stars when pro-wrestling was at its hottest. Along the way, Jeff was pigeon-holed into a daredevil character that he killed himself to uphold for years. Jeff Hardy has incurred countless bumps and bruises that added up and reduced him to a shell of his former self before he was even thirty.  After leaving the WWE in 2003, Jeff Hardy tried to reinvent himself in TNA. Ultimately, he proved to be a draw, of sorts, but was undependable for the company.  Back in the WWE, Hardy would click into gear and reached a new peak in his career.   After a Hardy Boyz reunion seemed to spark his passion again, Jeff Hardy worked programs with Umaga, Edge, Randy Orton and CM Punk at the top level and establishing himself for a time as the company’s top babyface.  It was a brief run though as injuries and recurring Wellness violations led to his eventual dismissal.  Jeff Hardy found himself back in TNA and while the reduced schedule has allowed him to maintain better, he continues to have his demons.  Jeff Hardy is likely to go down in history as a figure comparable to “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, a wrestler with a distinctive personality and style, who was one of the biggest stars in the world for a time, but whose recklessness both in and out of the ring led to him burning out quickly.
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