Jeff Hardy was undoubtedly one of the most thrilling and spectacular wrestlers of the modern era. Cameron's 44-year-old is a three-time world champion, having won the WWE Championship once and the heavyweight title twice.
The current SmackDown superstar has won the Intercontinental Championship five times, once the European Championship, once the United States Championship and six times the World Tag Team Championship. This made him the ninth athlete in WWE history to have completed the Grand Slam and one of only five to have succeeded in both formats.
Jeff is also known for his militancy in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, a federation in which he held the TNA World Heavyweight Championship three times and the TNA World Tag Team Championship twice (together with his brother Matt).
Speaking at the latest Ariel Helwani Show, former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed that Triple H didn't want Hardy to win the WWE Championship in 2008.
Backstage News on Jeff Hardy
Thirteen years ago, Jeff Hardy took the WWE title by beating Triple H and Edge in a Triple Threat Match.
“Backstage WWE, management announced their decision to let Jeff Hardy win the WWE Championship. Everyone had happily accepted that choice, except for Triple H. he was not convinced that it was a good idea to rely on a problematic boy like Jeff" - said Prinze Jr.
“In Hunter's opinion, Hardy was not trustworthy and he didn't deserve to be the champion. He was not the reliable type and the company would not have benefited from his reign. From his point of view, he was absolutely not worth it ”- he added.
Recently, Jeff himself recalled the events that led to his arrest in 2009. “I was ordering illegal pills in the mail and I was caught. SWAT broke into my house. I thought my career was over. I went to prison and it was a terrifying experience.
I was scared to death." Appearing on the Ariel Helwani Show, former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed how he was tasked with giving Jeff Hardy a push by Hall of Famer Michael Hayes. Some on the creative team didn't think it was a good idea, but Prinze Jr.
convinced Vince McMahon by showing him Hardy's impressive merchandise sales figures. "The only other ace in the sleeve that I kept that I didn’t use in the pitch because it was good enough to get over with Vince was Jeff’s merchandise sales and those armbands that looked like Spider-Man [webbing] and his t-shirts. At least the week that I presented them with was outselling everyone.