I've been hearing for the last few weeks that Matt was finally ready to come back to the ring, so this latest bump in the road is frustrating, to say the least. I'm sure we'll all be on pins and needles waiting for the results of that blood test. (Spoiler alert: Drugs are likely involved.)
When I saw the thread title, I thought it was going to be much worse than a DWI. I think the Hardys might just be the saddest story in wrestling these days. Both of those guys (admittedly Jeff more so than Matt) were so close to being absolute superstars, and they have fallen so far. And I'm not sure if there's really a way back for either of them at this point.
Will the doctors be worried when they find that Matt Hardy only has cold blood?
"Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (myspace.com)
Remember that whole Edge/Matt/Lita fiasco? Out of that whole mess, Edge came out cleanest and used the negative reaction to turn into the best heel of the latter half of the last decade. Lita turned heel, made good money working main events, saved that money and left the business. From what I've read, she has a perfectly productive post-wrestling life now. And Matt, who had so many people pulling for him when that debacle went down and was main event over for about seven seconds because of it... is driving drunk and smashing his car into trees, like the complete fuckup that he is. Funny how things work out.
Maybe Matt just wanted to be able to screen Jeff's dates in prison? Have to give him credit though, we finally know what it takes to get fired from TNA. Anyway a tree could get planted on Russo's road home?
Originally posted by Tyler DurdenWhat a loser! Scott Hall V2.0
No...Scott Hall at least accomplished something noteworthy in his career. Matt Hardy's most notable achievement was having Edge steal his girlfriend from him.
Originally posted by Matt TrackerThe gimmick ghost of CM Punk from a year ago slowly shakes his head. It's tragic and sad and astounding how much those anti-Hardy rants were proved right.
I remember the night that Jeff returned to TNA at the iMPACT competing directly against Raw that I said that Punk should absolutely go to town on him promo-wise on the next SD, but that really would have just been shooting fish in a barrel. Kinda glad they restrained themselves, in retrospect.
Originally posted by thecubsfanJeff seemed to be drawing people to house shows and making a positive impact. Matt didn't, at least here.
I'm also afraid that TNA has this whacked-out idea that Jeff is somehow still useful to them. Even they wouldn't be dumb enough to trot him out on TV again once his legal problems are over, right?
What are are criteria? are we doing a) characters we like and think can kick ass b) characters we think can put on good matches with each other and have a range of styles, etc. c) characters we think will draw the most money? d)