Test had wrestled a grand total of 15 matches when he joined WWE in 1998. He was trained by Bret Hart.
Jeff Hardy Signs With WWE
It has been announced through WWE.Com that the brother and former tag team partner of Matt Hardy, the now former TNA wrestler Jeff Hardy, has resigned with World Wrestling Entertainment.
Hardy left/was fired from the company in early 2003, apparently due to
drug issues, but is now reportedly more focused and more importantly
seemingly clean from his "drug demons".
Hardy was last seen as part of the TNA roster, where he became infamous
for missing shows, and while it was originally thought that he would
resign with the company once his contract expired it now seems he went
in a completely different direction altogether.
Of course, the biggest question is: will we see a Hardy Boyz reunion?
News courtesy of WWE.Com:
"His own fate twisted
By Craig Tello
August 4, 2006
After spending three years combating
his personal demons, a refocused and rehabilitated Jeff Hardy is
prepared to return to the place where he began his career as a teenager.
WWE.com has learned that WWE
officials have rehired former Superstar Jeff Hardy, more than three
years after his release from the company. WWE.com has tried to contact
Jeff about his rehiring for two days, but in typical fashion of the
free-spirited Hardy, he has yet to return any of our calls.
For this unique athlete, it has been
a turbulent, arduous road back to WWE. In 2003, just as Hardy began to
make his ascent to the top of World Wrestling Entertainment, he came
crashing down, reportedly because of a drug dependency.
After showing up late for several WWE
events and demonstrating a deterioration in his in-ring performance,
Hardy’s last match in WWE was on March 24, 2003. In May of that year,
after refusing to go into drug rehabilitation, Hardy was subsequently
released from WWE.
In 1993, at the age of 16, Jeff and
his brother Matt, 19, started working for WWE, wrestling against
contracted WWE Superstars. It wasn't until 1998 that the brothers were
given full-time WWE deals. That year, the Hardy Boyz almost instantly
became top-tier contenders in the WWE Tag Team division.
Both talented risk-takers with
dynamic in-ring chemistry, the Hardyz revolutionized
sports-entertainment, employing wild aerial maneuvers that did damage
to both their opponents and themselves. Capturing both the WWE and WCW
Tag Team Championships, the Hardyz made their strongest impact in their
epic Tables, Ladders and Chairs Matches with the Dudley Boyz and Edge
Shortly after the WWE brand extension
in 2002, Matt and Jeff were split apart and Jeff found success as a
singles star on RAW. After the split, Hardy began to display his most
unorthodox side, adding uniquely colored body paint to his
ever-changing hair color.
Perhaps the highlight of his singles
career was his Ladder Match with Undertaker for the WWE Championship in
July 2002. In a match that no one believed Hardy could win, Jeff
brought his abilities to a higher level unlike anyone had ever seen in
him before. That night, Jeff did not walk out as WWE Champion, but he
earned the respect of not only The Phenom, but of all who watched the
contest. People started to acknowledge Hardy’s true talent – a talent
that was curtailed and snuffed out due to his addiction.
Holding a number of championships,
Hardy was en route to reaching the summit of his sports-entertainment
career until it all came to an abrupt end due to his erratic behavior
and drug use.
Overcoming addiction is arguably the
greatest victory of Hardy’s life. And as a renewed Jeff Hardy prepares
to reintroduce himself to WWE fans, one can only expect Hardy to earn
his greatest career victories and even larger triumphs when he makes
his long-awaited return home."
2006-Aug-04 07:06 pm by Mr Taco