Amongst the latest WWE news is a recent interview done with current TNA stars Matt and Jeff Hardy. The two were former stars within the ranks of WWE, achieving plenty of championship success. Now they are starring in one of the wildest storylines in all of professional wrestling right now with TNA. The brothers, formerly referred to as The Hardy Boyz in WWE, spoke about a variety of topics related to their former and current companies.
The duo recently spoke with Sports Illustrated and gave a candid interview. During that talk, the always popular subject of returning to their old stomping grounds of the WWE was brought up again. Both of the brothers said they were feeling good about where they currently are. However, neither of them completely ruled out a return.
In February, they’ll become free agents in the pro wrestling world. Jeff commented on the potential for going back to their former employer.
“All the WWE stuff really depends on what happens between now and February with TNA.”
The duo, who first started with the WWF/E back in 1998, won multiple championships over their time with the company. They also were famous for their high-flying, daredevil stunts in tables, ladders and chairs matches. As a team, they enjoyed feuds with other top tag teams such as Edge and Christian, as well as The Dudley Boyz. Matt and Jeff also feuded for a bit during their WWE careers and had an I Quit match between them at WWE Backlash.
Jeff seemed to enjoy more popularity while with WWE. He was the World Heavyweight Champion twice and WWE Champion once. He also held the Intercontinental title four times, Hardcore title three times, and the World Tag Team Championship six times with his brother, Matt Hardy. Matt never held any of the major titles, but was an ECW Champion, United States Champion, Hardcore Champion, and European Champion, among other accolades.
During his talk with SI, Jeff mentioned that it takes a lot of time and effort to be on the road working for the competing company.
“When you commit to a WWE contract, you’re committing to some serious time away from home. If it were under my terms, there might be a chance, but I’m really not sure. Of course it would be nice, but what we’re doing right now is so much fun. I don’t want to go back to WWE and burn out within four or five months, and having another run as TNA world champion would feel just as good.”
Jeff also spoke about the “never say never” concept and the fact that he told the WWE Universe before he left, “this is only goodbye for now.” Jeff also mentioned that he never got to main event at WrestleMania or do a Hell in a Cell match, but seems like he would love to have both of those should he return to his former company.
He brought up the idea that if he’s healthy, there’s one particular superstar from WWE he’d prefer to face in the ring if that superstar is still eligible to fight.
“For now, it’s up in the air. Ultimately, that’s my last dream match – with the Undertaker at the Hell in a Cell – so a lot of it depends on The Undertaker. If he’s going to still do one match a year, I would really like to be part of a Hell in a Cell with him.”
Back in July, Hardy gave similar comments, according to Wrestlezone, and even described his perfect way to end a Hell in a Cell match with Undertaker. The two superstars competed in several matches while Jeff was there before, including a ladder match on Raw back in 2002 and an Extreme Rules match. They’ve never competed at WrestleMania though. Rumors have been going on for a few months now that if Undertaker returns for Mania, this could be his final one, and John Cena would be the top choice for Taker to face.
For now, Matt and Jeff Hardy will continue to star in their current roles with TNA. The duo plays the roles of “Broken” Matt Hardy and “Brother Nero.” Nero is Jeff’s middle name and has translated into their wild story which also involves Matt’s wife, Reby Sky, and a feud against the stable known as Decay.
The Broken Hardys will take on Decay’s Abyss and Crazzy Steve at TNA’s upcoming Bound for Glory pay-per-view event. In the match, Decay’s World Tag Team Championship is on the line. However, if Decay wins, they keep their titles and Decay member Rosemary gets the rights to Matt’s son, King Maxel Hardy.
The fact that Matt and Jeff are still mentioning the possibility of returning to the ring has to have WWE fans in a frenzy. Should one or both of them come back to the biggest sports entertainment company around, it would be something special and the timing would come perfectly for WWE just ahead of WrestleMania 33. Whether or not Jeff gets that dream match with Undertaker is another story.
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