Jeff Hardy On His Expectations For 2013, Working With Vince McMahon And Dixie Carter, CM Punk, TLC Matches, More

Speaking to, TNA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy discussed his expectations for 2013, working with Vince McMahon and Dixie Carter, his on-screen feud with CM Punk and more. Highlights from the interview are as follows:

Which wrestlers inspired his early wrestling persona: “More than anybody I would have to say Sting and Ultimate Warrior combined with Sting’s charisma and the Ultimate Warrior’s insanity, those two combined just pretty much inspired me back in the day to paint my face and act strange, so I would have to put down a lot of what you see in Jeff Hardy today down to those two.”

Working with Edge, Christian and the Dudley Boyz in Tables, Ladders, and Chairs matches: “They are legendary matches, I had a ladder match against Austin Aries at one of our recent PPV’s Turning Point which was huge. But before going into that match I actually watched some of those TLC matches and the ladder matches that I’ve had with The Undertaker, Edge and CM Punk.

“Whilst watching them back I was just thinking, “oh my god these are so memorable,” we have done so much it is kind of hard to stay creative, fresh and new.

“But anytime I go back and watch those TLC matches I always think how magical they were to be a part of and they always will be, fans will talk about those matches for decades to come.”

Expectations for himself in 2013: “Hopefully to remain the world champion for as long as I can, even before the start of 2012 I set a goal for myself just to have a tremendous year and it went well beyond my expectations. I’m setting another goal for myself for 2013 and that is at Bound for Glory I want to perform a song from my bands album live on the PPV and hopefully I can achieve that.”

Similarities and differences between Vince McMahon and Dixie Carter: “I love Vince McMahon, I don’t have anything bad to say about him, we get along, we have had our ups and downs but he was a great boss. With Dixie it is more about family, like my daughter actually knows her kids and it is much more family like here in TNA and that is kind of what I like.

“Naturally the schedule is a lot more laid back so whenever I can have more time with my family that is crazy important. I think Dixie is a lot more personal whereas Vince is more professional.”

Working with CM Punk: “It was great working with CM Punk, we have different beliefs in terms of our outlook on life but he is so talented it’s crazy, we had many great matches together and it was a pleasure to work with him.”

The full interview is available here.

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  • Christopher Soza

    That mother fucker needs to come back to the WWE.

  • bayarea08

    As a fan, I’d like for Jeff Hardy to come back to WWE, but if he’s content with TNA and their schedule and if it means seeing his daughter more, then I respect his decision.

    • MayhemRUs

      I respect your decision for speaking the truth, unlike some others who are just here to be a member of the TNA Naysayers Club.

  • Tennindo Tennison

    Jeff Hardy should be the one to take the WWE title from CM Punk not The Rock. Makes more sense and for a kick ass return

    • Stephen Wadelin

      Yea Jeff should just leave and break the terms of his contract, turn up at Royal Rumble and stop and ongoing feud with Punk Vs Rock and have a title match instead and win… Yea! Makes more sense.

      Someones been snorting with Jeff.

      • Tennindo Tennison

        LOL what? you seriously took that WAY out of content. Poor you

      • The Truth

        Lol… yea, you took that WAY wrong. …..even worse, 18 people agreed with you. So sad….


      show up at the next Money in the Bank match, run up the ladder, steal the case, disappear for the rest of the show, main event finishes, reappear, cash it in, Twist of Fate and Swanton to becoming (Howard Finkel voice here) THE NEWWWWW WWE Champion, Jeff Hardy.

  • Haters Gonna Hate

    Jeff Hardy is not going back to the WWE because they don’t want him, and he’s more interested in pushing his little band than wrestling regularly. Him and Matt both never achieved their full potential due to poor decisions. What a waste.

    • Backstreet Bungalow

      WWE doesn’t want Jeff Hardy? Man those crack rocks are doing wonders for you. He’d be in WWE in a heartbeat if schedule wasn’t an issue. He’s achieved more than a most of the guys in TNA and WWE. You want to talk about a waste go look in the mirror. I like how you gave yourself a vote up

      • Rodrigo Ceballos

        Damm you ripped HGH lol Only hardy comes to mind besides Cena on selling a lot of Tshirts and kid friendly star and puts a lot of $$$$ in Vince eye’s

    • JamieEvsxx

      Jeff was a pretty big draw in WWE, and he sold a shit load of merchandise…so WWE would probably take him back in a heart beat just for those reasons alone…and besides it doesn’t matter if WWE want him coz Jeff doesn’t want to go back because like he said TNA’s schedule is more laid back and he has more time with his family…=/

  • Aiii

    I checked out Jeff’s new album on Spotify when it came out. I didn’t make it to the end and it nearly drove me to attempt drugs. It explained alot about Jeff Hardy, but Jeff, for the love of all that is holy… DO NOT PERFORM THAT SHIT LIVE!

  • Nozzatron123

    This has nothing to do with this but…….. Royal Rumble 2013: Ryback thinks he has won the Royal Rumble match, he then realizes that No. 30 hasn’t entered, in his head he’s thinking…piece of cake…no problems.. feed me more!… The timer hits. 10..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1.­….. *another 10 seconds pass* the crowd are confused.. Ryback is confused… then suddenly! Goldberg’s music hits! the crowd go crazy! J.R then says, OMG! Ryback is literally shitting his pants OMG! the ring is full of shit King! the Riiiiiing is full of shit! Goldberg then spears all the shit out of Ryback, and eliminates him.

    • jaybot95

      loving that idea,;lol

    • mrchopper

      Muscled men rolling around in shit. Cool story, bro.

    • Namww

      Wrong forum post. This is about Jeff.

  • joakim1380

    If TNA want Jeff to stay, then they have to kiss his ass and let him do wathever he wants..

  • Clark

    “It was great working with CM Punk, we have different beliefs in terms of our outlook on life” would that include the beliefs of using and selling drugs? lol

  • TrentonStrangler

    Jeff Hardy has become the methamphetamine addicted homeless pedophiles version of Chris Jericho. Fozzy isn’t even decent but they make your ‘band’ sound like a bunch of rednecks performing in their RV turned meth lab.