TNA News: Jeff Hardy asked to defend claims that TNA is where washed up former WWE wrestlers go to collect a paycheck, what he's learned from the ups and downs of his career


prowrestling.net
MEMBERSHIP INFO | LOG-IN | CONTACT US | SUBMIT NEWS | ABOUT US
Insider News • Live TV & PPV Coverage • Hitlists • Results • Blogs

HOME | WWE NEWS | TNA NEWS | MMA NEWS | ALL NEWS | TV & PPV | ARENA REPORTS | VIEWPOINTS | PRODUCT REVIEWS | AWARDS



Dot Net App
GOT AN IPHONE, IPAD, IPOD TOUCH, SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB, OR ANDROID PHONE?

THEN BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD OUR NEW FREE APP
(or SEARCH "pro wrestling" in App Store or Android Marketplace)

Dot Net Podcast
CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO DOT NET FREE PODCAST IN ITUNES OR CLICK HERE FOR LISTING OF LATEST SHOWS

TNA News


TNA News: Jeff Hardy asked to defend claims that TNA is where washed up former WWE wrestlers go to collect a paycheck, what he's learned from the ups and downs of his career
Jan 31, 2013 - 02:08 PM


TNA Champion Jeff Hardy was asked in a Michigan Live interview to respond to critics who say TNA is where washed up former WWE wrestlers to go collect a paycheck. "You know, I’m not sure," Hardy said. "We’re way different than WWE. We may never be as big as WWE, but the cool thing about TNA is that we are the alternative. So people who get tired and bored with the WWE - I’ve been there, I understand - there’s an alternative and something else to watch. For special wrestlers, there’s somewhere else to go - as long as you’re not brainwashed by that WWE mentality. There’s other worlds out there; it’s OK to switch around."

Hardy was also asked what he's learned from the ups and downs he's experienced during his career. "I’ve learned a lot, you know, and I’ve been through a lot," he said. "I’m good at professional wrestling, and I always will be good, but what’s always been different about me is that I can’t completely focus on professional wrestling. If I could, there’s no telling who or what I’d be right now. But I have to ride motorcycles, I have to paint, I have to write songs, I have to try and get better performing (in the ring and on stage with music).

"There’s so many things I have to do other than wrestle. Here at TNA, what’s so cool is that they’ve given me more time to focus on all those things. And they’ve put me in a great position to be a great professional wrestler. Things are really starting to happen now; my evolution is really in full effect and the music is going great. Everything is just kind of going real well. There’s so much to do now. I’m on the good stuff now and using my talent through all my other talents, including those outside of wrestling." To read the full interview, visit MLive.com.

Powell's POV: I'm sure for some washed up former WWE wrestlers, TNA was nothing more than a place for them to collect a paycheck. However, I don't think it's a fair assessment when Hardy, Kurt Angle, Bully Ray, and Matt Morgan are examples of former WWE wrestlers who have worked hard and, a couple cases, reinvented themselves since leaving WWE, not to mention the TNA originals. There definitely have been times when TNA has felt that way, but I don't get that feeling when I watch the product today.

Meanwhile, Hardy's praise of the company and his schedule don't make him sign like a guy who intends to leave the company when his contract expires. Hardy also spoke about the future of TNA, Hulk Hogan's role with the company, his in-ring style, and more in the lengthy interview, which was done to promote the February 22 event at the Fillmore Detroit. If you attend the show, you are encouraged to send a report to dotnetjason@gmail.com.

RECOMMEND THIS ARTICLE:


READ OUR INSIDER NEWS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE! BECOME A MEMBER FOR JUST $7.50 A MONTH (or less with a year-long sub) - GET THE FIRST LOOK AT EXCLUSIVE INSIDER DOT NET NEWS, TONS OF EXCLUSIVE AUDIO CONTENT, MEMBER MESSAGE BOARD ACCESS, START YOUR OWN BLOG, AND VIEW THE SITE WITHOUT ANY ADVERTISING: SIGN ME UP (or MORE INFO)



RELATED ARTICLES FROM MGID AFFILIATE SITES...



MEMBERSHIP INFO
Become a Dot Net Member right now for $7.50 a month or $66 a year ($5.50 a month avg.). Get exclusive audio, first-look insider news, Forum access, member blogs, more...

CLICK FOR SIGN-UP INFO


The Current Must-Read List
ACCESS PREVIOUS MUST-READ ARTICLES

Vote In Our Latest Poll


Dot Net Free Podcasts
CLICK FOR FULL LISTING OF ALL PODCASTS

Latest from Our Affiliate Site

_pwtorch.com_
CLICK HERE FOR MORE PWTORCH HEADLINES

© 2008-2012 LAST ROW MEDIA LLC • ALL RIGHTS RESERVED -- PRIVACY POLICY