Jeffrey Nero Hardy is a 43-year-old professional wrestler from Cameron, North Carolina. He is currently signed with WWE and performs on RAW.
In 1992, Jeff, along with his brother Matt, started their own wrestling federation called the Trampoline Wrestling Federation (TWF). Over the years, TWF underwent numerous name changes and it eventually became a part of a county fair in North Carolina. The Hardy brothers also created their own wrestling promotion called Organization of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts (OMEGA) with their friend, Thomas Simpson. The promotion was a more successful version of TWF and while working for it, Jeff held the New Frontier Championship (NFC) as a singles competitor and the Tag Team Championship with Matt. OMEGA folded in 1998 when Jeff and Matt Hardy signed with the World Wrestling Federation.
Throughout his career with WWE, Jeff Hardy has had three separate runs with the company.
The Hardy’s WWF Debut
Before signing with the WWF in 1998, Jeff worked as a jobber for the company starting in 1994. After signing a contract with WWF in 1998, Jeff and Matt Hardy were trained by Dory Funk Jr. in his Funkin’ Dojo with other wrestlers such as Kurt Angle, Christian and Test. When Jeff and Matt Hardy were promoted to the main roster, they became known as The Hardy Boyz. On July 5, 1999, the Hardy Boyz defeated the Acolytes earning them their first WWE Tag Team Championship. They lost the titles back to the Acolytes a month later.
In 2000, their real-life friend, Lita, became the tag team’s manager. The trio became known as “Team Xtreme.” The Hardy Boyz feuded with Edge and Christian throughout 2000 defeating them for the WWF Tag Team Championship on two occasions. In 2001, Jeff also received a push as a singles competitor and held the Intercontinental, Light Heavyweight and Hardcore Championships. The following year, Jeff won the Intercontinental Championship title and the European Championship title.
Jeff Hardy’s Release from WWE
Jeff was released from WWE on April 22, 2003. WWE stated that Hardy was released from the company because of his erratic behavior, drug use, refusal to go to rehab, deteriorating ring performance, as well as his constant tardiness and no-showing events.
From 2003 to 2006, Jeff Hardy wrestled for OMEGA, Ring of Honor and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
Jeff’s Return to WWE
Jeff Hardy’s second run with the company came in 2006 and ended in 2009. During this run, he had feuds with wrestlers like Edge, Johnny Nitro, and even a feud with his brother Matt. He also held the Intercontinental Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship multiple times.
In 2009, Jeff left the company again and returned to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. For the next several years, Jeff would wrestling for TNA and other promotions like Ring of Honor.
Return at WrestleMania 33
In 2017, at WrestleMania 33, in a triple threat ladder match for the WWE RAW Tag Team Championships, Champions Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson were defending the titles against The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro) and Enzo Amore and Big Cass.
The New Day (Big E, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston) were the event’s hosts and they came on stage and announced that one more team would be entering the match. At first, it was thought that The New Day were implying that they would be added, but then the Hardy Boyz entrance theme played and they had one of the biggest crowd reactions in all of WrestleMania history. The Hardy Boyz won the titles and held onto the titles until Extreme Rules that year.
Jeff Hardy Wins United States Championship
In 2018, Jeff Hardy also won the United States Championship after defeating Jinder Mahal and also won the SmackDown Tag Team Championships with his brother Matt in April 2019. Their reign lasted only 21 days as Jeff had seriously injured his knee and would be out of action for six to nine months.
Jeff Hardy returned to action in March 2020 and began a feud with reigning Intercontinental Champion, Sheamus but was unsuccessful in winning the title. In August 2020, Jeff Hardy issued an open challenge to reigning Intercontinental Champion, A.J. Styles. The following week, Jeff Hardy defeated A.J. Styles on an episode of SmackDown to become the Intercontinental Champion for the fifth time in his career.
As part of the WWE Draft in October 2020, Jeff Hardy was drafted to Monday Night RAW.
Birth name: Jeffrey Nero Hardy
Born: August 31, 1977, Cameron, North Carolina, USA
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Spouse: Beth Britt
Ring Name(s): Brother Nero, Itchweeed, Jeff Hardy, Willow, Keith Davis, Wildo Jynx
Current Roster: WWE RAW
Finishing Move(s): Swanton Bomb, Twist of Fate
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Career Championships and Accomplishments
- All Star Wrestling
- ASW Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- The Crash
- The Crash Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- House of Glory
- HOG Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- MCW Pro Wrestling
- MCW Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- National Championship Wrestling
- NCW Light Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
- New Dimension Wrestling
- NDW Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- NDW Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- New Frontier Wrestling Association
- NFWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- North East Wrestling
- NEW Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- NWA 2000NWA 2000 Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- OMEGA Championship Wrestling
- OMEGA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- OMEGA New Frontiers Championship (1 time)
- OMEGA Tag Team Championship (2 times)
- First Triple Crown Champion
- Ring of Honor
- ROH World Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
- TNA World Tag Team Championship (2 times)
- Bound for Glory Series (2012)
- Race for the Case (2017 – Green Case)
- TNA World Cup (2015)
- TNA World Cup (2016)
- TNA Wrestler of the Year (2012)
- Universal Wrestling Association
- UWA World Middleweight Championship (1 time)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- World Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
- WWE Championship (1 time)
- WWE European Championship (1 time)
- WWE United States Championship (1 time)
- WWF/E Hardcore Championship (3 times)
- WWF/E Intercontinental Championship (5 times, current)
- WWF Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- WWE Raw Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- WWF/World Tag Team Championship (6 times)
- WCW Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- Eighteenth Triple Crown Champion
- Ninth Grand Slam Champion (under original format; Ninth overall)
- Terri Invitational Tournament (1999)
- Slammy Awards (2 times)
- Wrestling Superstar
- Wrestling Superstar Tag Team Championship (1 time)