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    Video: Jeff Hardy Returning To TNA As “Willow”

    TNA released has released a teaser video hyping Jeff Hardy’s upcoming return at Lockdown on March 9th.

    The video show Hardy as Willow, a modern incarnation of his Willow the Wisp from the OMEGA promotion.

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  • Matt Boone

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    • Pozessed

      ” Jeff Hardy is returning to TNA as his “Willow” character”


    • Reality

      hmm.. is that their move after the Bray Wyatt character became successful? After seeing that emo Bully Ray is sh*t? Hope we get a Willow/emoBully feud, should be reaaaally funny

      • QuiteFrankly2k

        This is Bully’s worst gimmick yet. Otherwise he’s always been entertaining!

      • DrivesDale

        Hardy has had this character LONG before the Wyatt gimmick was even thought of.. if i remember correct he had it back in ROH in his only appearance there in 03-04 and even before then in his OMEGA promotion..

        • Reality

          I know the Willow character. I asked if that was the reponse to the success of Bray Wyatt. I don’t need your video spamming on my comment. Thanks

          • DD

            Well if you had any sense of logic. You woud realize that no, it’s not a response to anything. It’s Jeff and TNA actually doing something good and refreshing with his character now that they’re done with the UK tour and he can comeback. No one wants to see stupid wetsuit wearing ugly facepaint Jeff Hardy anymore. Time for a change. and that’s what they’re doing.

            • Reality

              And that ugly wetsuit guy was the number one selling mechandise guy. Failing to see the connection with Bray when you have a guy making weird promos in the middle of the trees, and not realising that the Jeff you’re sick of is making better business for tna than the other guys, and then telling me that I don’t have any sense of logic… wow… Good to be a fanboy, good for you!

      • DrivesDale
      • DD
    • QuiteFrankly2k

      That was creepy not sure what to make of that but it seems kind of stupid

    • pwnez

      Although this character looks horrible I will say that Jeff’s face paint always looks awesome.

      • QuiteFrankly2k

        Pretty sure he had a mask on at some points

        • pwnez

          Yes, but you can still see the face paint underneath. I’m also talking about past appearances.

          • QuiteFrankly2k

            Well to be honest Hardy has never really failed to impress me when it comes to his face paint or art in general. He’s a great artist!

            • Pozessed

              Yeah… Especially his singing…

            • raVen


            • QuiteFrankly2k

              Theres a reason I didn’t mention that lol

            • Pozessed

              How come? His album should have been on the billboard top 100 greatest albums of all time.. Such hits like “Modest”

              “Modest to the top,
              Modest at the top
              Straight to the top
              And then keep on headin’ up”

              Like woahhhh! Them lyrics are of another world, that perfectly tuned voice… Pure artistry, you should love the guy’s music.

            • QuiteFrankly2k

              Well I shouldn’t complain, I did get his album only on a handshake..

        • pwnez

          This is pretty awesome.

    • Jack
      • Pozessed

        Jeeeeperrrs Creeeeepers where’d you get them peepers!??!

    • Still Involved

      Willow Wyatt much?

      • DrivesDale

        Hardy has had this character LONG before the Wyatt gimmick was even thought of.. if i remember correct he had it back in ROH in his only appearance there in 03-04 and even before then in his OMEGA promotion…

        • Pozessed

          Hmm, because you have knowledge of this gimmick where I don’t think any of us have any, (I personally don’t) what is the actual gimmick? Because from what I gather from the match, look and promo etc he is just being Jeff Hardy but with a different look and started talking in a more… Artistic way? Making references to angels and so forth, yet his move-set and mannerisms seem to be the same. So, is it just a cosmetic refresh or an actual different character?

      • DrivesDale
      • DD
    • JaffaJoose

      What the factual uck.

    • Ryan Butler

      I like it man. Something different for Jeff Hardy. It looks like he will be a vengeful character.

    • Pozessed

      Sounds like Paul Bearer on acid.
      “We were alllll borrrrrn annnngellllssss”

      I was expecting an “OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YYYYEAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!”

    • HA

      His mask look like a cross between MF Doom and Kiss.

    • Michael

      Kind of reminds me of Bioshock

    • Cena Swallows

      Please don’t mind those commenting that Willow is a Wyatt rip off they do not represent us all in the IWC

      • HD_Theoneandonly


    • DrivesDale

      Looks great. long as he’s heel that is.. I loved “Anti-christ” Jeff Hardy, before all the Victory Road mishaps.. It was hands down his best character. Hopefully this works out..

    • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

      Its kinda like a power ranger villain lol. But in all seriousness i kinda like it, i just hope they dont make it like Abyss/JosephParks where they have him on with both characters all the time.

      • JaffaJoose

        … It DOES look like a Power Rangers villain. All he needs is a giant form.

    • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

      Also, we clearly know who the new kids are saying this is a “rip off of Bray Wyatt” Jeff had this character made before the guy who is Bray Wyatt was done with high school.

      • Al Ucard

        no its not the character himself its the timing that i believe is a little suspicious

      • MadWolf

        his character and Brays character is totally different, Brays is more of a colt leader however Jeff’s character is some psychopath freak

        • Kevin G. Wolfe

          In other words: replacement Sting.

    • msk343

      if only Jeff didnt leave WWE in 2009.. he got a heavy push back then and was really over.. :(

      • Dirt Fisher

        Leaving when he did probably saved his life. He was battling some pretty bad addiction problems at that time.

    • Progressed_Now
    • Fantasma Del Guapo

      And this entire time, I had been quipping about how since the UK has become a big deal for TNA with Challenge and everything, that maybe for his return Jeff should’ve gotten a crewcut and renamed himself Renton Hardy instead!

    • Only God Says YES!

      This is one of MANY reasons why Jeff is my favorite of all TIME! *willow laugh*

    • raVen

      very cool that they are giving Jeff some creative freedom but let’s pull him back to earth a little bit..

    • Hershey Maxwell Barber

      Surprisingly, very cool. However, I don’t know how much faith I have in this all together. Still cool character and video.

    • comic_book_fan

      this is nothing like the wyatt gimmick but they’re both cool.
      jeff did a good job making this willow character different than his regular jeff hardy persona I am kind of looking forward to this see if he keeps it up.
      and bray should be the number 1 heel in wwe right now.

    • Dixie Carter

      Jeff Hardy vs CM Punk in TNA. Get ready.

      • signerleo snyder

        get reday dude that nay happen cm punk said he hates tna and punk is stell signed with wwe his cutnract don’t end tell july punk said befor he never going back to tna get over it

        • Dixie Carter

          Punk has already signed to tna. he will start this summer. haters cant handle that half the wwe roster loathe working in the company and only do it for a pay check!

    • Abz

      I seriously cant tell the difference between Jeff on Crack and him portraying this gimmick. They both seem to be under the influence lol.

    • LaParkaXV

      LOL sad i missed Implosion last night, why not just turn Jeff Hardy heel again….worked so well the first time…..#Russoidears

    • Matt Gallagher

      This was so creepy/cool

    • yrabadi

      Everyone really hating on this? I think it’s pretty cool. Hardy is so stale, so this could actually be kind of interesting. I bet if WWE did this at least half of you would change your tune.

      • Orestis

        This could be a really good gimmick for a tna or even some indies.But I really think someone younger or new should have it.And I like the paint (not the mask really).I wouldn’t like it to be a crazy guy gimmick I’d like something more serious and dark.

        • yrabadi

          I’m willing to give it a shot. What I hope they don’t do though, is have Hardy work show as Willow and as him self. I hope this is a storyline where they reveal Hardy to be Willow, and let him wrestle only as Willow.

          We just got off Abyss/Parks – we don’t need another storyline just like that.

          • Orestis

            Well I don’t really watch tna that much.But I get your point and I agree!Dark themes should be wh*red!

      • Cerebral Assassin

        Well no because other than Goldust and the Uso’s who really wears paint anymore? Its a silly thing for him to do now imo,

    • Lonny Plock

      Stop this nonsense Jeff and come back to the WWE lol

    • joakim1380

      I think this is one of the reasons that Jeff Hardy is staing in TNA and not returning to WWE. In TNA, He can be more of the artist and a enigma that he is. Still, I want him back to finish of his career in WWE

    • Buzzard Follower

      okay i know he had this character before and i really want to say a hardy drug joke but i wont. seriously though was he high when he made this up

    • bri

      I get the feeling that Hard is a fan of Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow”

    • Mike

      Jeff hardy is my hero but why are you returning as willow?!?!? Well evantually someone is going to figure out who you are.

    • Stanley Arcane

      The older Jeff gets, the more he seems to grow as an artist, which is why it’s odd to me that he’s still wrestling.

    • lunchbox87

      Freaking love Jeff.Glad he went to TNA he can be himself more there

    • Phoenix Ramsey

      Oh Jeff Hardy, how far you’ve fallen..

    • theEDGE

      And when will Angelic Diablo come to TNA.

    • astronautbutter

      As much as I enjoy the idea, I am worried the execution will fall flat. Hardy is not known for even average mic-work a lot of the time. There’s still something a little off on the acting side here. The video distorts the audio and visuals, which are meant to make the piece creepier, but also is meant to distract from any acting shortcomings.

      This feels like something a new guy would use to push his way into the mid-card and upper card. Jeff Hardy is already established, so the illusion will be a bit more difficult to follow. I’m also not sure if he should be face or heel with this gimmick.

    • Cerebral Assassin

      What the hell?

    • Lex

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA this video makes me laugh all the time.

    • Steve

      Perhaps, if I might offer an idea. Remember what they did with dustin runnels and 7….? maybe the intent is to bring back jeff hardy as this god-awful character….play it as him having a family, needing the work, and he’s remorseful “maybe I made a mistake when I walked”. Dixie forces him to come back as this horrible character…as his “punishment” for walking away… MVP saves him and let’s him be himself. Not that I write storylines, or anything like that, but it’s an idea on how it “might” work…

    • Guest

      Sooo Jeff Wyatt?

    • Monroe

      well now we know what happened to the rest of the scripts for seven went .This is borderline retarded

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    • JamieEvsxx

      that promo just made me think “Is this what happens when you trip on acid?”…o_O