JR Speaks on Jeff Hardy’s WWE Contract Situation, Santino & More

Nick Paglino

Jim RossJim Ross has updated his blog over at JrsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:

"There are lots of emails you can read in the Q&A Section regarding rumors of Jeff Hardy’s WWE contract status. I do not know the details of this matter and if I did I would not divulge them. However, any wrestler should have the opportunity to step away and take a hiatus when the time and circumstances dictate such. I am not saying this is what Jeff is or isn’t going to do but perhaps, in hindsight, more wrestlers should consider such during their careers."

"Many fans emailed us their thoughts on my interaction with Santina/Santino at Backlash and many of them had much stronger feelings on that issue than did I. The bit was simply an aspect of the TV show that happened to catch me by surprise. It was intended to be funny and entertaining. Some folks thought it was and some thought it wasn’t. Santino Marella is a colorful, entertaining and funny character on a TV show, end of story. Some fans even suggested that I should have ‘quit your job’ and ‘walked out’ of the PPV. Now THAT would have been an intelligent decision. It’s show biz folks and some of it we will like and some of it we won’t. I’ve had worse days on the job and seen far less funny attempts at humor on a wrestling show so I easily moved on and tried to contribute to two title matches which immediately followed the foray into comedy at Backlash."

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