Ringname: Jeff Hardy
Billed weight: 225lbs (102 kgs)
Finishing moves: Twist of Fate and Swanton Bomb
Major Championships: World Heavyweight Championship (2 times), WCW Tag Team Championship, WWE Championship, WWE European Championship, WWE Raw Tag Team Championship, WWE Hardcore Championship (3 times), WWE Intercontinental Championship (4 times), WWE Light Heavyweight Championship, World Tag Team Championship (6 times)
Entrance theme: Loaded by Zack Tempest, No More Words by Endeverafter
Jeff Hardy's history
Jeff Hardy made his WWE debut as a jobber in 1994, losing to Razor Ramon in a match in Youngstown, Ohio. He occasionally wrestled as a jobber until late 1997, even losing to Rob Van Dam during the first ECW Invasion.
However, in 1998, Hardy and his brother, Matt, were signed to WWE contracts in 1998. The pair were sent for training to Dory Funk Jr's Funkin' Dojo, where they were joined by future Superstars Kurt Angle, Matt Bloom, Test and Christian.
When the Hardy Boyz were first brought up to the main roster, they primarily performed at house shows and only had their first major program against The Brood in 1999. The North Carolina natives won their first Tag Team Championships in July of that year when they defeated The Acolytes.
Even though they dropped the titles back to Simmons and Bradshaw a month later, they managed to secure the services of Terri Runnels as their manager when they won the Terri Invitational Tournament at No Mercy 1999. The Daredevil and his brother defeated Edge and Chrisitan in a tag-team ladder match in the finals of the tournament.
At WrestleMania 2000, the Hardys faced the Dudley Boys and Edge and Christian in a ladder match that Edge and Christian won. The three teams were also involved in the first two TLC matches, which are now part of WWE folklore and are widely emulated by professional wrestlers around the world.
In the year 2000, Lita became the new manager of The Hardy Boyz, and the trio began calling themselves Team Xtreme. They continued their feud with Edge and Christian, defeating the Canadians on two occasions to win the Tag-Team Championships.
While both brothers were over as a tag team, Jeff began to receive special attention because of his stunts in the TLC matches and was given a singles push in 2001. The younger Hardy even defeated Triple H for the Intercontinental Championship and held the Hardcore title on two occasions.
At Vengence 2001, the two brothers faced off for the Hardcore Championship with Lita as the special guest referee. The finish involved Hardy pinning Matt while the latter's foot was on the ropes. This led to Hardy and Lita feuding against Matt, but before the program could come to a conclusion, The Undertaker defeated The Daredevil to win the Hardcore title.
After winning the strap, The Deadman launched a brutal assault on Hardy and Lita, injuring them both in kayfabe. On the following episode of SmackDown, The Texan turned his attention to Matt, putting him out of commission. Due to a lack of storylines, none of the members of Team Xtreme appeared on TV until the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
When they returned to television, the Hardy Boyz were presented as a tag team and there was no mention of their split. In April 2002, the brothers started a feud with Brock Lesnar after the University of Minnesota product hit Matt with an F5 on the entrance ramp.
However, the matches were lopsided as The Beast Incarnate dominated the former Tag Team Champions and used them as a stepping stone to bigger things. The only solace that the Hardys had was a victory via disqualification.
Despite this setback, The Charismatic Enigma defeated Bradshaw to win his third Hardcore title before challenging The Undertaker for the Undisputed title. Even though he was ultimately unsuccessful, Hardy earned the respect of The Deadman because of his sheer persistence.
During the course of the year, Hardy opted to pursue his singles ambitions on the flagship show while Matt jumped over to SmackDown, splitting the Hardy Boyz. Even though Hardy was primed for a singles run, he fell victim to WWE's stop-start booking and continued to stagnate in the mid-card.
He was eventually released on April 22, 2003, after refusing to go to rehab and address a possible drug problem.
Return to WWE
Hardy spent some time with ROH and Impact Wrestling before resigning with the world's largest wrestling promotion on August 04, 2006. He received a push as soon as he returned, defeating WWE Champion Edge via DQ. After a number of unsuccessful attempts, Hardy defeated Johnny Nitro to win his second Intercontinental title on October 02, 2006.
Even though he lost it back to Nitro on November 06, 2006, the North Carolina native quickly regained the Intercontinental Championship the following week. He held onto the strap until February 19, 2007, when he dropped it to Umaga.
Meanwhile, Hardy also joined forces with Matt, winning the Tag Team Championships in a 10-team battle royal on the episode of Raw after WrestleMania 23. The Hardys dethroned John Cena and Shawn Michaels to embark on their sixth World Tag Team title reign.
WWE and World Heavyweight Champion
Just as he was gaining momentum, Hardy had a wellness policy violation in March 2008, ruling him out of WrestleMania 24. He was then drafted to SmackDown where he finally received a big push and finally won the WWE Championship, in a triple threat match also featuring Triple H and Edge, at Armageddon 2008.
Hardy dropped the title to Edge at Royal Rumble 2009 after interference from a jealous Matt. After a program with his brother, Jeff defeated Edge at Backlash to win the World Heavyweight Championship. However, CM Punk cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and took the strap from Hardy on the same night.
After a dirty finish at the Bash, the Attitude Era star managed to regain the Big Gold Belt at Night of Champions. Hardy once again lost the title to Punk at Summerslam in a TLC match before losing a rematch inside a steel cage on SmackDown, forcing him to leave WWE, as per the match's stipulation.
In reality, Hardy left to deal with a number of injuries which included problems with his neck and two herniated disks in his lower back.
Return at WrestleMania 33
This time, the former World Champion spent nearly 6 years with Impact Wrestling and had a short stint with ROH before making a shock return at WrestleMania 33 alongside brother Matt where the Hardy Boyz defeated Sheamus and Cesaro, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson and Enzo Amore and Big Cass to win the Raw Tag Team Championships.
The Hardys dropped the titles to Sheamus and Cesaro at Extreme Rules 2017 before failing to regain it at the following pay-per-view, Great Balls of Fire. Hardy then returned to singles competition and failed to defeat Jason Jordan for the Intercontinental Championship. He then suffered a shoulder injury in September, ruling him out for four to six months.