Jeff Hardy Talks Being With TNA Over WWE, His Wrestling Influences, Brother Matt

Chris Cash

Jeff HardyNewsday has posted a new video interview between Jeff Hardy and several kids. The interview was done at TNA's live event in Westbury, NY earlier this month. Here are some of the highlights:

On why he's with TNA over WWE: "I was in TNA years ago, and it's just more alternative, and more different, and I'm a different kind of cat. I can be more of the enigma I want to be with the music and art and just a professional wrestler in general. The WWE kind of limits it with what you can do, and here I can express my spirit more."

On what inspired him to become a wrestler: "Back in the day when I'd see Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, Sting — especially The Ultimate Warrior and Sting — with the face paint and the larger than life characters, I was obsessed with it. And then I learned more about professional wrestling and the beauty that does exist in it. It truly is an art, and I became obsessed with it and I said, 'this is what I have to do'".

On his relationship with Matt: "We have a great relationship. He is working some Ring of Honor shows and working a lot of independent shows. So he's staying busy. He's prretty much his own boss. But yeah, we still stay in touch."

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