Jeff Hardy has made himself the author of a wonderful career in WWE, albeit seasoned with a few too many falls. He is a three-time world champion, having won the WWE Championship once and the heavyweight title twice. Cameron’s 44-year-old became the ninth wrestler in WWE history to complete the Grand Slam, plus the added satisfaction of having done so in both formats.
Hardy also shined during his tenure at TNA, where he held the TNA World Heavyweight Championship three times and the TNA World Tag Team Championship twice alongside his brother Matt. Speaking on the latest edition of the ‘WWE The Bump’ show, Jeff focused on Damian Priest’s recent rise to the main roster.
Jeff Hardy praises Damian Priest
“I’m a huge fan of Damian Priest and I think he has all the credentials to make it into this business” – Jeff Hardy analyzed. “We have been a team in the last period and it has been simply exceptional.
It reminds me so much of what I was like when I was young” – said the current Raw superstar. At Extreme Rules, Priest defended his US champion title by repelling the onslaught of Hardy and Sheamus. During the long run of the pandemic, Hardy was an active member of the WWE roster and performed well on the mid-card.
In the first few weeks after the creation of the ThunderDome, Jeff defeated AJ Styles to take the Intercontinental title for the fifth time. Despite losing his belt shortly thereafter, it was yet another big moment in his WWE career.
“The pandemic has disrupted the whole world and our business has also been affected. It was so strange to fight in front of a virtual audience. It is great to see the live crowd again and to be able to feel the adrenaline we were used to before the Coronavirus.
The future that awaits us is bright, the ThunderDome is now part of the past” – Jeff Hardy explained. Over the past year and a half, WWE has been forced to fire more than 50 superstars and tons of insiders. Following his loss to Sami Zayn at WWE Clash of Champions, Hardy was drafted to RAW where he has since challenged for the WWE Championship only once.
Hardy was a participant in the 2021 WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match, which was eventually won by Drew McIntyre. However, following the match, McIntyre was attacked by Bobby Lashley. This gave The Miz the opportunity to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase and win the WWE Championship.