Ten years ago, if you asked somebody if Jeff Hardy would still be competing today, the answer would probably be “no.” While his high-flying style of offense certainly excites audiences, his kamikaze attacks oftentimes leave people wondering how much longer he can continue damaging his body. Miraculously, the ultimate risk taker has defied the odds and avoided serious injury to become one of TNA Wrestling’s most popular Superstars.
Alongside his brother Matt, Jeff first began making a name for himself in 1998. Known as the Hardy Boyz, Jeff and Matt spent the next few years redefining the art of tag team competition. Their battles with the Dudley Boys and Edge and Christian, particularly their TLC Matches, featured truly groundbreaking action that today’s teams strive to recreate.
On his own, Hardy has proven to be a true artist. Using the ring as his canvas, Hardy has executed his awe-inspiring Swanton Bomb to create the ultimate portrait of success. A multiple-time Intercontinental Champion, Hardy rose to main event status in 2008 when he challenged Randy Orton for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble. Hardy finally reached the top of the mountain in December 2008 when he pinned Edge during a Triple Threat Match at Armageddon.
Now that he’s at the top, there’s no telling how this daredevil plans on coming down.