Star Bio: Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy was born on August 31, 1977. Jeff is the second son to Gilbert and Ruby Moore Hardy, and the younger brother of Matt Hardy. Jeff and Matt are three years apart. When Jeff was nine years old, his mother died of cancer. Ever since, Jeff and Matt has been closely knitted. The duo fell in love with wrestling at an early age and cited Sting, The Ultimate Warrior, and Shawn Michaels as their childhood aspiration.

Jeff and Matt met Shannon Moore when Jeff was ten years old. Six years later, Jeff started his career in the wrestling business as a jobber (unnamed wrestler who consistently loses to make opponent look strong). At 17, Jeff had his first match in WWF when he wrestled Razor Ramon on May, 1994. The following year, Jeff continued several stints in various promotions.

By the time Jeff reached 21, WWF extended a contract to him and Matt, which gave birth to the dynamic duo of the Hardy Boyz. In the early days, the brothers were trained by Dory Funk, Jr. in his Funkin’ Dojo with other notable wrestlers such as Kurt Angle, Christian, Test, and A-Train. The tag team became a popular success within the first two years of their debut. The brothers quickly feud with Dudley Boz and Edge/Christian to pioneer the first ever Table, Ladders, Chair (TLC) match in the wrestling business. TLC subsequently became a popular match genre over the past decade and was cited as the influence for the present Money In The Bank match and TLC’s PPV held by WWE annually.

Riding on their popularity, WWF then team up Lita (Amy Dumas) to form the popular Team Xtreme. By 2002, the trio was split by the brand separation of both RAW and Smackdown. Jeff was sent to RAW and had immediate success in the show. He quickly feud with then WWE champion, The Undertaker. Although Jeff did not win the match, he segmented his future main event status ever since. Months later, his momentum quickly came to a halt when Jeff was discovered to have been abusing drugs. His refusal to go rehab and erratic behavior left WWE with no choice but to release him from his contact on April 22, 2003.

Jeff then took the whole year of absence from wrestling to pursue his interest on motorcross. In 2004, Jeff signed on with TNA and shortly became “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff became an instant success with the company. Although so, Jeff was never made the TNA champion. In 2006, Matt persuaded Jeff to leave TNA and return to WWE. On August 4, 2006, WWE extended a new contract to the latter. On August 21, Jeff officially made his way back to WWE.

Jeff quickly paired up with Matt Hardy to revive the dynamic “The Hardy Boyz. The following year, WWE decided to give both brothers a push in singles division. Within the next two years, Jeff garnered 3 heavyweight titles – one WWE title, and two World heavyweight titles. On September 11, 2009 Hardy was arrested on charges of trafficking in controlled prescription pills and possession of anabolic steroids, after a search of his house yielded 262 Vicodin prescription pills, 180 soma prescription pills, 555 milliliters of anabolic steroids, a residual amount of powder cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. By the end of 2009, WWE released Jeff Hardy.

On January 4, 2010, Heff made his return to TNA, along with Shannon Moore. Ever since, Jeff has been taking regular time off to settle his court case. He has occasionally appeared on TNA’s shows. Jeff undying popularity over the years has convinced many that his time at TNA will be “his next defining moment” I strongly believe that as long as Jeff can keep himself from those pills, success is surely within his grasp.

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~ by wrestlingdynasty on September 8, 2010.

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