Jeff Hardy appeared on episode 346 of The Art Of Wrestling to talk about his career and more. During the interview, Hardy stated that the brutal WWE schedule ultimately led to his addiction problems. He said that it was the schedule definitely because when you are on RAW, you are basically gone Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday then you get your weekends on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and do it all again. He said that then you have to do overseas tours that can last up to two weeks. He said that he likes to do several things such as painting, recording songs and motocross. He said that he never had time for that in WWE and he thinks that just drove him over the edge. He noted that he was addicted to Vicodin and somas. He said that it became something bigger than him and he knew he was going down deep. He knew better than to do that.
Hardy reflected on being inebriated during his 2011 match with Sting at Victory Road. He said that he was taking somas and went out there messed up. He couldn’t even wrestle for the first time in his life as he went too far. He said that he couldn’t wrestle his idol and that Sting did the right thing by pinning him right away. He said that deal was the best thing that ever could have happened to him as it straightened him up. He said that it was an eye-opener for him. He noted that Sting was great. He brought up how he came back in the best shape of his life in 2012 and had an Impact Wrestling World Title run.
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