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Jeff Hardy

Jeff Hardy

Date of Birth: August 31, 1977
Billed Height: 6’1”
Billed Weight: 225 pounds

Accomplishments

Major Titles held

1 Time WWE Champion
2 Time World Heavyweight Champion
5 Time Intercontinental Champion
1 Time United States Champion
1 Time European Champion
6 Time WWF Tag Team Champion
1 Time WCW Tag Team Champion
1 Time WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champion
1 Time WWE RAW Tag Team Champion
Headlined 7 WWF/WWE PPVs

Early years in wrestling

Jeff Hardy, along with his brother Matt, began wrestling independents around his hometown state of North Carolina. The Hardys started their own independent promotion called OMEGA. He also wrestled under the character of Willow. They, along with Shannon Moore, Gregory Helms, Steve Corino, and Joey Matthews all gained experience in the ring while working there. The Hardys began getting enhancement matches in WWF from 1994-1997.

1998: The Hardy Boyz sign with WWE

The Hardy Boyz were officially signed by WWE in 1998 and appeared on several PPV dark matches.

1999: Michael Hayes manages The Hardy Boyz, feud with The Brood

They continued to appear in dark matches on the PPVs for the first half of the year. The Hardy Boyz began appearing on RAW with Michael Hayes as their manager. They entered into a feud with The Brood (Edge & Christian). They defeated The Brood at King of the Ring to become the number one contenders for the WWF Tag Team titles. They defeated The Acolytes on the July 5th episode of RAW to win the titles. The Acolytes regained the titles in their rematch against The Hardy Boyz and Michael Hayes in a 2 on 3 match when Hayes was pinned. Shortly thereafter, The Hardy Boyz turned on Hayes and aligned themselves with Gangrel to form The New Brood. The Hardyz began a best of 5 series of matches against Edge & Christian in the Terri Invitational Tournament in which the winner would get the services of Teri to be their manager. The Hardyz won the fifth and deciding match at No Mercy in a Ladder match and Teri became their manager.

2000: The Hardy Boyz in first-ever Tables Match, TLC match at SummerSlam

At the Royal Rumble, The Hardy Boyz defeated The Dudley Boyz in the first ever tag team tables match. Edge & Christian, The Dudley Boyz & The Hardy Boyz began a three way feud that has become legendary, including two matches that are still talked about to this day. At WrestleMania 2000 as Edge & Christian beat The Dudley Boyz & The Hardy Boyz in a triangle ladder match to win the WWF Tag Team Championship. The Hardy Boyz were then aligned with Lita and became known as Team Xtreme. At SummerSlam, in another classic, Edge & Christian retained the titles over The Hardys and The Dudleys in a TLC match. The Hardys regained the titles from Edge & Christian in a Steel Cage match at Unforgiven. The Hardys lost the titles the following month at No Mercy to Los Conquistadores with the assumption it was Edge & Christian under the masks.

2001: TLC match at WrestleMania X-Seven, WWE Tag Team Champions

At WrestleMania X-Seven, Edge & Christian successfully defended the WWF Tag Team Championship in a TLC match over The Dudley Boyz and The Hardy Boyz. Triple H began feuding with The Hardy Boyz which resulted in Jeff Hardy to win the Intercontinental from Triple H in April, but lost it back to him a week later. Jeff Hardy would go on to win the Light Heavyweight Championship from Jerry Lynn in April, but lost it to X-Pac in June. The Hardys continued to team, but were unsuccessful in regaining tag team titles at Unforgiven when The Dudleys retained their titles over them, Big Show & Spike Dudley and The Hurricane & Lance Storm in a Four Way Elimination match. On September 25th, The Hardys won the WCW Tag Team Titles from Booker T and Test and successfully defended the titles at No Mercy against The Hurricane & Lance Storm. Two days later, they lost them to The Dudleys. A week later, the Hardys won the WWE Tag Team titles from Test & Booker T. They would then lose the tag titles in a WWF/WCW Tag Team title unification match at Survivor Series. To close out the year, Matt & Jeff started with each other. Lita said Matt was wrong and sided with Jeff. At Vengeance, Matt beat Jeff with Lita as the special guest referee.

2002:

The Hardy Boys made up and started to team again. They were unsuccessful in their quest to win the tag team titles. Matt Hardy went to SmackDown, so Jeff was left to compete on RAW. Jeff Hardy defeated William Regal to win the European Championship but lost it two weeks later to Rob Van Dam to unify the European and Intercontinental titles. The European title was dropped at this point. Hardy began to break out as a singles star. One of his most notable matches that year was in a Ladder Match on Monday Night Raw against The Undertaker.

2003: Jeff Hardy fired by WWE

In April, Jeff Hardy was released by WWE because of drug issues, no showing events, and refusing to go to rehab.

2004: Jeff Hardy signs with TNA

Jeff Hardy appeared in TNA for the first time. In July, he received a shot at the NWA Champion Jeff Jarrett but failed to win the title.

2005: Jeff Hardy feud with Abyss and Raven, TNA suspension

Jeff Hardy had lengthy feuds with Abyss and Raven. In December, Hardy missed several shows throughout the year and was suspended in December.

2006: Jeff Hardy released by TNA

Jeff Hardy was released from his TNA contract in June.

2006: Jeff Hardy returns to WWE

At Unforgiven, Johnny Nitro retained the Intercontinental title against Jeff Hardy. Hardy would go on to win the title from Nitro on the October 2nd episode of RAW but lost it on the November 6th RAW. He would regain it once again the following week on RAW.

2007: Jeff Hardy feud with Umaga, Hardy Boyz win Tag Team Titles

Umaga defeated Jeff Hardy on the February 19th episode of RAW. The Hardy Boyz once again won the WWE Tag Team Championship the night after WrestleMania from John Cena and Shawn Michaels. They would eventually lose to Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas at Night of Champions. Jeff Hardy would regain the title from Umaga on the September 3rd edition of RAW. He defeated Triple H at Armageddon to become the number one contender to the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble.

2008: Jeff Hardy suspended for 60 days for wellness violation, Jeff Hardy wins WWE Championship at Armageddon

Jeff Hardy was unsuccessful in his quest to win the WWE Title at Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber. He then lost the Intercontinental Title to Chris Jericho on March 3rd on RAW. The reason for the title change was Hardy was suspended for 60 days by WWE for his second violation of the Substance Abuse and Drug Testing Policy. In June, Hardy was drafted to SmackDown. Jeff was unsuccessful in winning the WWE Championship at Unforgiven, No Mercy, and Cyber Sunday. He was scheduled to win the title at Survivor Series, however, he was found unconscious in a hotel stairwell. Edge replaced Hardy and won the WWE Title in a match that included the champion, Triple H, and Vladimir Kozlov. Hardy returned at Armageddon to win the title in a Triple Threat match that included the champion, Edge, and Triple H.

2009: Jeff Hardy feud with Matt, Jeff Hardy leaves WWE

At the Royal Rumble, Edge defeated Jeff Hardy to regain the WWE Championship when Matt Hardy turned on Matt. At WrestleMania 25, Matt defeated Jeff in an Extreme Rules match. At Judgment Day, Edge successfully defended the World Heavyweight Championship against Jeff when Matt once again interfered. At Extreme Rules, Jeff defeated Edge for that title. After the match, CM Punk cashed in his Money in the Bank to beat Jeff for the title. He regained the title from Punk at Night of Champions. Jeff lost it back to Punk at SummerSlam. He would also lose to Punk on the September 28th edition of SmackDown in which Hardy had to leave WWE as per the stipulation. Behind the scenes, Jeff had to take time off to heal his injuries and his WWE contract expired and was not renewed.

2010: Jeff Hardy returns to TNA

Jeff Hardy once again returned to TNA. He debuted on the first ever head to head episodes of Impact and WWE in a failed attempt of TNA competing with WWE. At Bound for Glory, Hardy fought for the vacant TNA Championship which involved Kurt Angle and Mr. Anderson. Hardy turned heel, won the title, and aligned himself with Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan and formed the group, Immortal

2011: Jeff Hardy in no condition to perform at TNA Victory Road

Matt Hardy made his debut in TNA and also became part of Immortal. Jeff Hardy lost the TNA Title to Mr. Anderson at Genesis. Jeff regained the title at Against All Odds. He would lose it to Sting two weeks later. At Victory Road, Jeff was scheduled to go against TNA Champion Sting for the title so intoxicated going to the ring that Eric Bischoff had to come in and put a stop to the match. Jeff returned in August and apologized to the fans for his previous behavior and turned babyface.

2012: Jeff Hardy wins TNA World Championship

At Bound for Glory, Jeff Hardy defeated Austin Aries to win the TNA Title. Jeff Hardy would feud with Aces and Eight for most of the year.

2013: Jeff Hardy loses TNA World Title and wrestles as WIllow

At Lockdown, Bully Ray defeated Jeff Hardy to win the TNA Title. In December, Jeff Hardy started wrestling as Willow, his gimmick from his early Omega days.

2015: Matt and Jeff Hardy win TNA World Tag Team Titles

The Hardys won the TNA Tag Team titles on March 16th. They vacated them in May due to Jeff breaking his leg in a dirt bike accident.

2016: Matt and Jeff Hardy feud again

Matt Hardy turned heel and began a feud with Jeff. Matt began speaking with a British accent. He blamed Jeff, who he now referred to as Brother Nero, as the reason why he is now “broken”. Matt defeated Jeff in a Final Deletion match. Matt won the match and Jeff had to now be known as Brother Nero. At Bound for Glory, The Hardys won the TNA Tag Team Titles from Decay

2017: Jeff Hardy leaves TNA

The Hardys could not come to a contract agreement with TNA. They left the company and vacated the tag team titles.

2017: The Hardy Boyz vs. Young Bucks in ROH

On March 4th, The Hardys defeated The Young Bucks to win the ROH Tag Team Titles. They lost them back to them on April 1st

2017: The Hardy Boyz return to WWE

The Hardys made their surprise return at WrestleMania 33 and they received a thunderous ovation from the crowd. They were inserted into the Ladder match and won the RAW Tag Team Championship which involved the champions, Luke Gallow & Karl Anderson, Cesaro & Sheamus, and Enzo Amore & Big Cass. They lost the titles to Cesaro & Sheamus at Extreme Rules in a Steel Cage match.

2018: Jeff Hardy wins United States Title

In April, Jeff Hardy won the US Title from Jinder Mahal. He was then sent to SmackDown. He lost the title at Extreme Rules to Shinsuke Nakamura.

2019: Jeff Hardy suffers knee injury, wins Intercontinental Title

Jeff Hardy failed in his quest to win the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber. In April, The Hardys once again won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship from The Usos. They had to vacate the titles three weeks later due to Jeff’s knee injury. In August, Jeff won the Intercontinental title from AJ Styles. He would then lose it to Samy Zayn at Clash of Champions.

2021: Jeff Hardy drafted to Raw, released from WWE contract

Jeff Hardy was drafted to RAW. He was unsuccessful in trying to win the WWE Title at Elimination Chamber. Hardy was drafted to SmackDown in October. On December 4th, Jeff Hardy walked out in the middle of a house show match. He was released from his contract five days later.

2022: Jeff Hardy signs with AEW

Jeff Hardy made his debut for AEW on March 9th. At Double or Nothing, Jeff teamed with Matt Hardy against The Young Bucks in which Jeff sustained a very bad concussion. On June 14th, AEW suspended Jeff indefinitely without pay for driving under the influence.

WWE/World Heavyweight Title Defenses

Edge & CM Punk

PPV Main Events

2008

No Way Out: WWE Championship match: Triple H defeated Jeff Hardy, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, Umaga, and John Bradshaw Layfield in an Elimination Chamber match

Armageddon: Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship: Jeff Hardy defeated Edge ( c ) and Triple H to win the title

2009

Judgment Day: World Heavyweight Championship match: Edge ( c ) defeated Jeff Hardy

Extreme Rules: World Heavyweight Championship match: Jeff Hardy ( c ) defeated Edge to win the title. After the Match, CM Punk cashed in his Money in the Bank to win the title from Jeff Hardy.

Night of Champions: World Heavyweight Championship: Jeff Hardy defeated CM Punk ( c ) to win the title

SummerSlam: World Heavyweight Championship match: CM Punk defeated Jeff Hardy ( c ) in a TLC match to win the title

2019

Elimination Chamber: WWE Championship match: Daniel Bryan ( c ) defeated AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, & Samoa Joe in an Elimination Chamber match