Okay, so I'm curious... does anyone know what's really going on with Jeff Hardy? There's this rumor and that rumor, but the fact is... something is just... wrong. Any word? I'd hate to see anyone at his age throw away a career already.
Without going into the sexual rumor field, here are a few things. 1) Considering the sick bumps he has taken over the past few years, logic dictates that he has to be taking a ton of pain killers. 2) He looks like he is just out there right now to collect a paycheck, and doesn't seem to have much energy or desire.
I've said it for months, the WWF/E needs to put him on a six month leave of absence so that he can get his body healed and see if he can rediscover his desire. If after six months away he still looks like someone who doesn't have the desire any longer, it might be best to part ways before serious injury occurs.
Originally posted by geemoneyI don't get why they're keeping him on TV. Pre-teen girls aren't exactly the demographic WWE is going for.
i like jeff hardy (as a wrestler, not in a sexual way). though i do fear for his life sometimes when i see him out there. if i had been introduced to him now, i probably wouldn't love him all that much, but i loved the hardyz as a tag team, and so i like watching jeff pull out the old spots, and i like hearing the old music. when he's at his best, he's really entertaining, and so while i agree that he should take some time off, i also think he definitely belongs on our tv screens if he's ready to be.
I think Jeff is working a painter gimmick- You know, he comes to the ring covered in paint (even his pants have paint on them!), he has a towel in his back pocket to wipe his hands, he likes ladders (to reach those high spots...) Makes sense to me. A Crazy painter....
Nah, Jeff is cool. He has personality.. he is CONFLICTED, and that alone makes him worthwhile. I was a little sad in his match against Chris Jericho, however, because he lost the same way that he lost when they fought each other like 4-5 months ago or so.. first successfully doing a swanton, but leaving Chris too close to the ropes, and then trying to do a frankensteiner/hurricurana that turns into Jericho applying the walls of jericho. I was hoping for a wee bit more variety, but I guess their first match was quite a long time ago, so they probably assumed we had forgot.
You know what? Until I read your post I HAD forgetten about that ending.
I gotta be honest though, I don't really see anything nearly bad enough to be causing rumor after rumor here with everyone putting him on a death watch. All I see is a guy that doesn't seem to have the same drive he had a couple years ago, but then again I see that in half of RAW's roster.
I also see "Ultimate Warrior's Son" when he comes out with the facepaint now. And another thing, what exactly does "Conflicted" mean, and why should I care if he's conflicted or not? Is it like when they said Austin was paranoid because he... ummm... well, I'm sure he said SOMETHING to make him paranoid. I mean, it's not like J.R. just learned a new English word and figured he'd use the hell out of it thinking that it meant something, is it?
I dunno. I sorta like Jeff as the heel who guys hate and girls love, and I think they should play that up instead of making him into ravefreakecstasyoverdose boy. I don't mind his less-than-stellar build because wrestling needs variety. Everyone can't look like Triple H and crotchrip Orton. I like to see fat guys, skinny guys, normal guild guys and jacked maniacs.
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His build would fit him much better if he moved gracefully. There's nothing swan-like about the swanton.
My problem is he looks like a homeless person and moves like he's been drinking Mad Dog with the rest of them. Watching him in the ring kills any suspension of disbelief I may have going. This is a lot worse than when the luchas do it, because the luchas move so gracefully that it's still entrancing, just like Jackie Chan movies.
"Normal" heat is when a heel character gets booed by the crowd after a scathing promo, by mercilessly beating down a popular babyface, by blatantly cheating to win and escape what looks like a certain face victory, etc.