A heel turn is something that intrigues Jeff Hardy.
Beginning this Friday, the WWE roster changes coming out of the 2021 Draft will go into effect. Jeff Hardy was moved to the SmackDown brand and over the past several weeks, he has been involved on-screen with Austin Theory on Raw.
Jeff has been on the positive side of viewers for the majority of his cumulative WWE run and the idea of turning heel does interest him. He told Ryan Satin on the ‘Out of Character’ podcast that although he would like to explore a heel turn, he isn’t sure if people would boo him.
Yeah, yeah it does [being a heel interests him] but I don’t think I can — like when I did the Anti-Christ thing, I mean it’s really hard to make people hate me and I think it would be kind of like done in a different way but it would be definitely something I never really dove into before.
Hardy is 44 years of age and has been in the wrestling business since the mid-90s. He spoke about being on the veteran side now and giving back to the next crop of talents. Jeff says it’s a weird spot to be in but he does have some ideas for his character presentation and wants to focus less on the high-flying.
It is, yeah. It’s super weird because I know I’m not as fast as I used to be, especially since I broke my leg back in 2015 and ended up having knee surgery. I just can’t jump like I used to, and so yeah, things are a lot slower but it’s just cool, again, especially with the pain and what I’m wearing out there and when I see an action figure still, that never gets old. It’s just so cool. That makes all the time I put into painting my face worth it when I saw the action figure and I remember that image I had in my mind that day before I brought it to life. Just weird man, I’m doing my job and it’s my time to give back but I think there’s something that I gotta figure out as well and this is needed because I don’t know how much longer I’m gonna be wrestling but almost like a darker side of Jeff Hardy I think needs to kind of come out and I haven’t figured it out yet but I have these crazy ideas. I wrote down a few of ‘em, but yeah, it’s my time to kind of focus more on the character stuff instead of the high-flying moves and the TLC matches and all that stuff because I think there’s something that’s waiting to be unleashed within me.
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