TNA star Jeff Hardy over whether he feared for his career during his personal problems, the SpikeTV situation, and if he would like to end his career with WWE
Between The Ropes interview with Jeff Hardy
Interview conducted by Brian Fritz
Audio available at Betweentheropes.com
On whether or not he was worried that he wouldn’t get one more chance with TNA a few years ago following his personal problems: "Oh yeah, definitely. It was a dark, depressing time in my life after Victory Road 2011 was real … it was a sad time for me cause they could have easily fired me and let me go. As far as them giving me that second chance and letting me prove myself, TNA saved me. They saved my life pretty much."
HIs thoughts on the talk that Spike TV will not renew Impact Wrestling once the current deal expires: "I just hear that negotiations are ongoing. People have their doubts but me, I’m the type of guy that, you know, I have faith in TNA wherever we end up. I have faith that, you know, a year from now we’re still going to be on Spike. I don’t read Twitter timelines. I don’t follow the social network at all. So, I don’t know. I feel good about being in TNA and as far as I’m concerned I’m going to be on Spike this time next year."
On if he would like to finish up his career with a return to the WWE like Kurt Angle has said he wants to do: "From time to time I’ll turn on Raw and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss the WWE Universe man, because they, what a … the crowds. When I watch, it hurts a little bit. I’m going ‘oh man, that’s my creatures man, my fans’. They’ve supported me so much. And even on the Instagram posts that’s all I ever see. ‘Go back to WWE. You said you’d come back. It’s never forever, it’s just for now’. I mean, ultimately, when the time is right, who knows. But I started there and whether it’s 10, 15 years down the road I would like to end there."
Other topics include teaming with his brother again and if he thought it would ever happen, the atmosphere in New York City for the recent TNA tapings including for this event, where he is right now in his life both personally and professionally, why 2012 was such a great year for him, if he thought he would get another chance with the company after his personal issues, the Willow character coming to TNA and if we will see it again, being an artist and using that in wrestling, the report that Spike TV will not be renewing Impact Wrestling once the current deal expires, still wrestling at the age of 36, if he would like to finish his career in the WWE, his band Peroxwhy?gen, doing yard work on his huge amount of land and more.
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