Does TNA Wrestling Need Jeff Hardy Anymore?

As you probably know, I attended TNA Wrestling‘s Impact Wrestling from Indiana, PA last week. You can read all about my experience here. I was there for two Xplosion matches, a live Impact Wrestling and a taped Impact Wrestling. I was traveling home with my friend and I just realized… Jeff Hardy wasn’t there! He and I were both surprised. We weren’t surprised because he wasn’t there, but surprised because we forgot all about him.

Jeff Hardy

It’s quite easy to get wrapped up in the show as it goes on in front of you. You see Aces & 8s, Hulk Hogan, Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, Kurt Angle and you go from there. I, for one, would like to see Jeff Hardy in person. He was nowhere to be seen though!

I know TNA has to sell the whole angle with Jeff and how he lost the TNA World Title as well as being attacked by Aces. They need to sell that story. They just can’t have Hardy back a week after that.

Since Hardy is out, and I don’t know how long he will be out exactly, but they need someone to fill his spot. Here comes Sting. Sting returned at the show and now is the focal point.

This had to be planned out by TNA. Jeff Hardy is “hurt” and is away from TNA for awhile. Two weeks later, TNA brings Sting back. To fill his shoes? One major star leaves and another fills the spot. Nice thinking on TNA’s part. Where does this bring Jeff though?

TNA has been receiving low ratings for the past several weeks now. Is it because Jeff hasn’t been on? Well, the show that had the main event match on the live Impact Wrestling between Jeff Hardy and Bully Ray 3 weeks ago received the lowest rating in the company since October. Can Jeff draw anymore?

I also want to bring up TNA’s talent. As I stated, I didn’t even think about Jeff Hardy till my friend and I were driving back from the show. The reason is because TNA has so much big talent now! They have Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, Bully Ray, Hulk Hogan, Kurt Angle, Christopher Daniels, James Storm, and AJ Styles. It wasn’t till the ending of the live show where we saw Sting return. The point here is… TNA has a lot of talent. In fact, a TNA employee a little while back told me that, “TNA has too much talent.”

Jeff Hardy can certainly sell merchandise. He is not a green talent in the ring either. Does TNA really need him though? While I believe TNA can benefit from him, being a big name and all, TNA has so much talent that can fill his spot easily.

What do you think… does TNA need Jeff Hardy anymore?

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  • wrestlingscoops2323

    yes tna needs jeff hardy and he brings fans to tna that just watch tna for him and he is a big star in tna and could help the young guys

    • dawn

      im a big hardy fan and wacth tna for jeff every week

  • Michelle

    I think tna does need jeff hardy. He is a huge draw for the company and he's got a loyal fan base who will follow him wherever he goes. His being in tna has widened tna's audience because I would bet that there were many jeff hardy fans who had never watched tna before jeff hardy appeared in tna. But once jeff got to tna many of his fans tuned in and started watching tna more and more. Plus, jeff hardy is a unique person and wrestler and he's got something that draws people to him. So, he could even draw more people to start watching tna. But also, he's been in the business for years and he has the ability to help enhance younger guys within the company.
    All in all tna has quite a large number of talented wrestlers who are huge draws for the company like AJ Styles, Chris Daniels, James Storm, Bobby Rhode and so on. But having so many talented wrestlers isn't necessarily a bad thing because it gives the fans all the more reason to watch. Like if a fan just watches the show to see one wrestler, then that fan may only tune in for that particular wrestler's match. However, if you've got all these talented wrestlers in one company then you're bound to attract a wider audience. And with these talented wrestlers, tna can go on to grow and prosper while giving their fans the great matches and moments they deserve.
    So overall the more the merrier when it comes to talented wrestlers. TNA needs to have all those wrestlers to continue growing and that includes Jeff Hardy.

    • C HARDY

      I agree WHOLE-HEARTEDLY wit you I LOVE JEFF HARDY

  • TNA Chris

    They don’t need him, but he makes an impact. I would love to see a king of the mountain match with Hardy, Styles, Bully, Aeries, and Roode though.

  • Natalie

    TNA needs jeff hardy back he con't leave TNA need him please jeff hardy come back to TNA please don't leave TNA

  • WOLF

    Does anyone know Jeff was hit hard with that hammer, And that seem to be it. U don't hear if he;s out for while wit a concussion or what. Or have I miss something here?

    • shawaan

      lmao dude, its fake

    • Nick Hayes

      Jeff Hardy only left because he didn’t want to do all the traveling. TNA let Jeff stay home because Jeff Hardy is TNAs top wrestler, without Jeff Hardy TNA would be very boring. As there is a lot of great talent in TNA from AJ Styles, James Storm, Sting, Austin Aries, RVD, and Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy is the star of the show. I bet when TNA goes back to the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida Jeff Hardy will be back.

  • http://TNANews.com Ric Santos

    If only for another recognizeable name and his fan base, TNA needs him. But then, that could be a bad thing. Would you say WWE needs John Cena? It’s as if the company will crumble without him when the question is asked but, as we’ve seen, they don’t. TNA Judy needs to better their story telling and be more consistent.

  • http://TNANews.com Ric Santos

    Just needs^

  • Slaze

    Yeah they still need him, he is the best wrestler in the world, of coarse they need him!

  • kimberlee

    I think the DO NEED JEFF. He brings alot to the table and he’s a crazy wrestler. He never backs down. My daughter and I loooove him!!!!!!! Come back Jeff….

  • elainehouse1

    they don't need him. just look at all the talent they pushed beside because of him and the rest of the former wwe talent brought in by Hogan. its not a bout the originals anymore its about hardy and the rest of the old wwe and Hogan they may as well call tna the wwe

  • Leon Addison

    TNA needs to stop pushing washed up former WWE talent and remember who has been with TNA from day 1 and showcase the new talent they have.

  • Nick Hayes

    TNA defiantly needs The Charismatic Enigma! Without Jeff Hardy the show would be to original. There isn’t another talent that can fill the shoes of Jeff Hardy. Jeff Hardy turns the crowed into creatures of the night by the sound of his entrance music! There isn’t another talent even similar to Jeff Hardy, how Hardy paints his face different designs every week, Jeff Hardy never stays the same, he is unpredictable. Witch goes to his in ring ability, no man Jeff Hardys size can fly the way Jeff Hardy does. No talent can take the place of Jeff Hardy. He isn’t called the Charismatic Enigma for nothing.

  • divine cole

    hear perxowhy?gen explanatin jeff hardy says i worry much more

  • jeffhardybrand

    sorry i mean i worry much less

  • guest

    They need Jeff end of story

  • michelle Evans

    I believe tna need Jeff Hardy back, some may not miss him, but he is sorely missed by the majority. I miss him heaps. He is awe inspiring to me and he is one of the may reason I watch tna, along with James Storm, Sting and also wondering about the whole Abyss/Joe Park thing. but honestly, the aces and eights thing is getting tired. I miss Jeff, need the momentum to pick up big time and only Jeff can do that. Sending big love to Jeff and hope he is well and rested. Hurry back, we love ya and miss you. Your creature of the night, Michelle. xxxxxx

  • nancy

    When is he coming back? They do need him back. I guess they wrote him out of the story after full metal mayhem and He is just taking a short breather. If you look at the touring on the tna website his name is listed to appear in ohio, va, las vegas. Their were some more for thursday night's.

  • carrie

    yes,yes,yes, they need jeff hardy back for sure!!!!!!!!!

  • kelsey

    ABSOLUTELY! i havent enjoyed impact nearly as much without him! i didnt know tna existed until jeff went there!

  • pramodh rajan

    yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss jeff must back to tna we all need himmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • RILZAM

    jeff hardy is the pill to TnA coz he is extreme and fit to join TnA(Total Nonstop ACTION)

  • http://doestnaneedjeffhardy jeff

    If tna does not want jeff hardy I’m sure WWE will spend millions of dollars to get him back just like they did for brock lesner.But without jeff TNA is nothing,not even the aces and eights combined together can’t entertain the fans like jeff can

  • Cathy

    Yes TNA does need Jeff Hardy he is a fan favorite and he gives 100% in all of his matches. He is a true performer and athlete.

  • Cyclone

    B.S! they do! wwe sucks.. right now without him .. so does tna .. ever since this ppv were he lost to whatever-ray and said he doesn’t want to wrestle anymore … most people are like wtf!? but we get its probably part of the script … (hopefully) anyway i started watching wrestling as a kid just because of him and know alot of people who only watch the shows because of him … what he does in that ring no can match… i stopped watching wwe when he left & just a few weeks i stopped watching tna ..i only tune in every so & so to see if he’s back….. so not just based on me but on millions of people the answer to your question is (YES!)…..

  • DAVID

    IF YOU THINK THAT TNA DON'T NEED JEFF HARDY, THEN U ARE A HUGH MORON…. JEFF IS ONE OF THE TOP 5 MAJOR STARS IN TNA…. MUCH LOVE FOR JEFF HARDY…

  • tna1fan

    yes they do his the chrasimatic enigma of TNA done

  • wouldntyouliketoknow

    I prefer WWE to TNA however if there is a match with Jeff Hardy then i'll watch that and then i'll switch over after that.

  • the truth

    honestly they dont need him. i think that he should go back to wwe and leve tna.

  • amway

    Ur an idiot!!!! JEFF is a major paRte of yna he wqs absent to home with his then I’ll father EVERYONE MISSED HIM!! GO FUCK URSELF POINT BLANK LEAVE JEFF ALONE DICKWAD

  • amway

    And it’s not that tna needs him it’d fans like u assholes that doNt FUCKING deserve hIm! He’s returning tonight deal with it JEFF loves tna and he s staying u DoNt lIke don’t watch!! It’s not up to you idiots if he stays or gooes have respect it’s Jeff’s life fucktards

  • pinky

    yes they need him he brings fans over who loved him in wwf/wwe so now they tune into tna to watch him.i really think the low ratings are aces n 8's i think people are tired of them and want actual wrestling.we already had a takeover when jeff was heel so ace's aren't needed they ruin matches and keep the company on lockdown week after week and it takes away from wrestling.

  • nathan

    yes jeff hardy nathan shelton
    go the all waaaa

  • nathan

    yes jeff hardy nathan shelton bet bully roy

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  • Jeymysterio

    Anyone who can not see that Jeff has had a major impact on what wrestling is today is a fool. Honestly though, can anybody take some time to spell correctly?

  • bob

    of course we need jeff hardy why wouldent weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • bob

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  • MUSTAJAB ALI

    they do need him anyway they tell the story

  • Jeff festus

    No! He will not, becouse he’s goin back to wwe

  • Jeff festus

    Am one of his super fan….so, jeff hardy is goin back to wwe..includin R.V.D

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  • chris burr

    Jeff Hardy has been stale since he returned as a face from time off, his world title run was the worst ever, so no, TNA does not need Jeff Hardy anymore and Jeff Hardy does not need TNA anymore, Jeff Hardy in TNA as a face has ran its course, only saving grace is to turn him heel or release him!