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'''Jeffrey Nero Hardy''', often known as "The Charismatic Enigma", is a backyard wrestler and motocross competitor who after being trained by Michael Hayes and Dory Funk Jr turned [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]]. His last major deal was with [[Wrestling/{{TNA}} Impact Wrestling]], previously working in promotions such as OMEGA (which he co founded) and Wrestling/RingOfHonor. Some of the titles to his credit are the New Dimension Wrestling Light Heavyweight Championship, National Championship Wrestling's Light Heavyweight Championship which he held twice, North East Wrestling's Junior Heavyweight Championship and UWA's World Middleweight Championship. He's also held the OMEGA and NWA 2000 tag team championships with his brother.

But Jeff Hardy is best known for his time in Wrestling/{{WWE}}, where he began as part of the Hardy Boyz tag team with his [[RealLifeRelative brother]], [[Wrestling/MattHardy Matt]]. He has won multiple championships both on his own and with his brother, including being a WWE World Champion three times.

Although not being very tall or bulky by pro wrestling standards, and not being the greatest talker in the business (despite the nickname), Jeff got over by using an array of high-flying moves in his matches that took the crowd's breath away. While Jeff's made his living by being "extreme", some of the things in his matches bring his sanity into question. And while his wrestling persona can be pretty strange sometimes, he's reportedly even stranger in real life.

Besides motor cross, Jeff Hardy is also somewhat known for poetry, painting, sculpting and for being part of his own band but speaking of Jeff's life outside of wrestling, it hasn't always been much fun. He's had his house burn down with his dog still inside, and in 2009 he was arrested after the police found a large stash of drugs during a raid on his new house.

ThatOtherWiki has more information on him. Read it [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Hardy here]].

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!!'''"Another trope is what there will never be":'''
* TheAtoner: Since his return to TNA following his disgraceful performance on Victory Road 2011.
* ArchEnemy: Hardy has a history with Wrestling/{{Edge}}, Wrestling/{{Christian}}, and Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys going back to their tag team days (their ladder matches were [[StarMakingRole something else]]). CMPunk feuded with Hardy and ultimately forced him to leave WWE (kayfabe, due to Hardy's expiring contract). He also feuded with his brother Matt. In TNA it's Wrestling/AustinAries.
* ApologeticAttacker: As part of his heel [[TheAntichrist Antichrist]]/DarkMessiah thing, Jeff's promos consisted of him apologizing for crippling you, and then saying it's [[HumansAreBastards human nature]] to do so, and that anybody else would [[NotSoDifferent do the same thing]]. Kinda doubles as a MindScrew, if you [[IncrediblyLamePun really think about it]]. Which, by the way, would, not be advised.
* AscendedExtra: Matt and Jeff spent years as TV jobbers for WWE, and they were used to open the doors for the wrestlers at ''King of the Ring 95.''
* BadassBeard: Grew on out in 2013, supposedly to counter Kurt Angle's accusation of looking like a lady.
* BattleCouple: At times with Trish Stratus, who initially was an enemy to Team X-treme (Hardy Boys and Wrestling/{{Lita}}) when she managed T&A(Wrestling/{{Test}} and Albert) but was became their ally out of convenience during the WCW Invasion and gradually fell for Jeff. He eventually returned her affections when she ran out to fight off [[Wrestling/LisaMarieVaron Victoria]], who was interfering during a match Jeff had with Wrestling/StevieRichards.
* BigDamnHeroes: He interfered in Raw's "Champions Only" handicap match, which pitted perennial WWE Champion John Cena and Women's Candice Michelle against Tag Team Champions Lance Cade&Trevor Murdock with Intercontinental Champion Wrestling/{{Umaga}}. John Cena refused to tag Michelle in, and got his ass kicked as a result, then the other champions went after Candice anyway, which is where Jeff seemingly had enough.
* BlahBlahBlah: Invoked this on Wrestling/{{Edge}} at one point.
* BraidsOfAction: Jeff braids his hair sometimes when he is the erratically violent Willow
* BreakupBreakout: With Jeff being the Michaels and Matt being the Jannety. Early on it seemed Matt would be the Michaels due to his immensely popular Version 1 character while Jeff got fired. Then the whole Matt/Lita/Edge debacle happened which completely derailed his career, while Jeff was rehired and ultimately redeemed himself long enough to win a World Title.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
** Jeff Hardy has been portrayed like this. He gyrates and dances his way to the ring, covers his arms and face in fluorescent paint, makes abstract paintings backstage, openly refers to his fans as freaks and misfits (in a good way, indicating that he's just as much one as them), and throws his body into his every attack with reckless abandon... and is a three-time WWE world heavyweight champion and six-time tag-team champ. Even better? He fits this trope in real life as well, as his real behavior is even more bizarre, and yet he was respected enough and loved by the fans enough during his WWE run that he was given all those title reigns.
** Jeff also seems to have an affinity for large African animals. He and Matt did at least one interview while straddling [[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzvikpQJfY1r1nxqvo1_400.jpg wooden cheetahs]] (also notice Jeff's leopard-print pants). There's another photo of him gleefully hugging an honest-to-god giraffe.
* CameraAbuse: When Jeff splashed [[Wrestling/JohnMorrison Johnny Nitro]] with paint on ''Monday Night Raw'', he also obscured part of the camera's lens.
* CloudCuckooLander: His TV character is in fact considerably more normal than he is in real life. His closest friends claim that one of his favorite activities outside of wrestling is "digging holes and filling them back in." His sculpting material of choice is aluminum foil. Also, there's his alter-ego Itchweeed (which is in fact the correct spelling).
* ConfusionFu: This how TNA plays up his offense, especially as Willow.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: Willow's entrance during TNA Impact is filmed this way. Ironically, Jeff does not use much body paint for this gimmick and the mask is actually silver.
* DoItYourselfThemeTune: Jeff, with his band Peroxwhy?gen, performs all five of his {{TNA}} entrance themes ("Modest", "Another", "Resurrected", "Similar Creatures", and now "Time and Fate").
* DudeLooksLikeALady: His {{TNA}} {{Heel}} run has made him look even girlier than he normally does, from the purple and silver championship belt to the pink nails and eyeshadow, it's almost approaching VillainousCrossdresser levels.
* DrugsAreBad: They make you an enemy to the cult of straight edge. They get you ejected from airports. They get your home raided. They lead to 90-second squashes on PPV.
* EasilyForgiven
** Matt, by Jeff, after they feuded in 2009. Essentially Matt said that he had made a mistake and Jeff forgave him. The "mistake" apparently involved Matt burning Jeff's house to the ground, killing his dog (both of which happened in real life, albeit not because of anything Matt had done), and trying to murder him and/or end his career at least three times. The forgiveness came only a couple months after the end of their fighting over it.
** Even more so with WWE and TNA, considering he's been a ''world champion'' in both companies despite being previously fired from both for drug use.
*** Though Victory Road 2011 may have finally [[AvertedTrope averted]] this. He promptly dropped the title and has been [[PutOnABus written off of the show]] for months. Despite asking for forgiveness from other wrestlers, all he has gotten in return have been WhatTheHellHero speeches and a feud with Jeff Jarrett.
* EstrogenBrigadeBait: TNA doesn't need to add the sound of screaming girls to his entrance music; it's a given that the female members of the crowd will provide that themselves.
* {{Face}}: During his decade-plus career, Jeff has almost never been a {{Heel}}.
** FaceHeelTurn: He turned heel at 2010's "Bound For Glory". At the AntiClimax of an angle that was irredeemably terrible.
*** HeelFaceReturn: Returned a few months later asking for forgiveness and getting another chance after his performance at Victory Road 2011.
* FacialMarkings: Frequently paints his face, sometimes paints his whole body. For a stretch in the WWE he was using glow in the dark paint, which tended to rub off on whoever he was wrestling or on then love interest Wrestling/TrishStratus.
* FinishingMove: The Swanton bomb, a top rope senton bomb which involves flipping at the last possible instant where it is still possible to somersault (a more showoffy version). Also borrowed his brother's twist of fate.
* FunctionalAddict: Hardy has had a sorted history with abusing drugs, even while on the road. This came to a head a Victory Road 2011, when he came out to perform completely inebriated. Since then he's managed to stay on the wagon.
* FragileSpeedster: Subverted; Jeff may rely on his quickness and agility, but he can also take a shitload of punishment. Sometimes that punishment's self-inflicted in order to do even greater damage to his opponent. Of course, in RealLife, even in his early twenties he was obviously in pain as he walked.
** He's had a surprisingly few amount of serious injuries for his style of wrestling.
* GroinAttack
** One of his signature moves is to spread apart the legs of a prone opponent and then drop both legs on his balls. This has been [[HandWave hand waved]] as not actually being a ''strike'', and therefore legal in a match.
** The announcers will also try to put over that the ref doesn't have a clear view, looking like Hardy goes for the gut. Or in general, that the move is supposed to be planting his feet in the opponents abdomen and having his legs land on their groin is just collateral damage.
* HardHead: Striking Willow's head is not very effective
* IHaveManyNames: Not that anybody knows them but besides Jeff Hardy, Galaxion, Gladiator, The Iceman, Keith Davis, Mean Jimmy Jack, Wildo Jinx, Jeff Harvey, Itchweeed and Willow The Wisp. Wrestling/MikeAdamle did know of his time as Jeff Harvey, which caused him to unfortunately call it out, even though the name was never used in ''WWE''.
* IHaveTheHighGround: And it does not get much higher than the titan tron. This is especially notable because Jeff Hardy is not a part time wrestler and WWE is not a {{garbage wrestling}} promotion.
* KidAppealCharacter: In the WWE, in spite of his overall bizarreness and being rough around the edges in real life he had much merchandise pushed at kids and tended to wear very bright colors. It worked too, his merchandise sales were usually second only to and at times surpassed John Cena. His problems outside of the ring kept him from getting a bigger push most times in spite of this status and success.
* LaughingMad: As Willow, it is even part of his entrance music. Even though he was in gasping for breath pain after Magnus hit him in the gut with a crowbar Willow was still laughing.
* LightningBruiser: Especially in TNA, where he has been repeatedly show to trade blows with the monster Abyss somewhat evenly and still employs his usual jump around style.
* MadeOfIron: He does not sell all the tables he goes through after jumping off of high things too much, and he has lasted a lot longer in his career doing it than other guys who had cleaner lifestyles too.
* MaskPower: As Willow in TNA, everyone still knows it is Jeff Hardy, since he used the gimmick before joining the company but Willow is a different beast to face all the same
* OffScreenMomentOfAwesome: [[Wrestling/LondonAndKendrick Paul London]] laments that his Mexico City matches with Jeff were not recorded by WWE and that the company never put him and Jeff together again.
* OhCrap[=/=]ThisIsGonnaSuck: The only words to describe his reaction to seeing Fortune turn face directly around him and leaving him alone in the ring. Needless to say, he was very right.
* OnceASeason: Seems to debut a new TNA theme at every Bound for Glory since 2010.
* PowerStable:
** (in WWE): The New Brood, with [[Wrestling/DavidHeath Gangrel]] and Matt
** (in TNA): Immortal
* RampJump: Has done this in his own yard on a motor cross track he built over a statue, which he also built.
* RealMenWearPink: ...or green, or yellow, or purple, or whatever color Jeff will wear next.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot
** When Jeff didn't sign a new contract with WWE before his old one expired, he was charged with drug possession during his time away from the company. Before that, Jeff had been feuding with the StraightEdgeEvil CMPunk, who had made references to Hardy's past substance abuse issues during that feud. After Hardy's arrest, Punk gloated in-character about his former rival's misfortune in order to get heat. The original plan was to eventually negotiate a new deal with Hardy, who would return to face Punk at a future pay-per-view. However, Hardy didn't appreciate what was being said about him on WWE programming, so he signed with TNA instead. WWE was forced to go with Plan B: putting Punk in a feud with ReyMysterioJr.
** The loss of the TNA World Title to Mr. Anderson in such a rushed fashion was most likely to get the belt off Hardy, who might be sentenced to jail time soon after being found guilty on his aforementioned drug charges. But seeing that he gained it back soon after, that may not have been the issue.
** His match at ''Victory Road'' 2011 was so short because Jeff showed up "in no condition to work" (i.e. "drugged out as all Hell") and Wrestling/{{Sting}} wasn't going to actually wrestle him for fear of Jeff injuring one or both of them in his state. So, instead of an actual match, Sting squashed him in 90 seconds. Keep in mind that match was for the World Title, and was the main event of the evening. And TNA had earlier in the night squandered the chance to name a #1 contender, so the 90-second match ended the event. His return to the company had him making a public apology to the audience over his unprofessional behavior at ''Victory Road'', but as noted above, he has not been completely forgiven.
*** It even became rather literal; between Jeff having to almost be ''carried'' to the entryway backstage, his obvious inability to even get down to the ring, and Sting having (allegedly) been honestly considering walking out on the match, EricBischoff walked out into the middle of the ring ''on live PPV after the ring announcer ran down the match'' to pass along emergency instructions to each wrestler under the cover of adding an extra stipulation to the match. Jeff looked heartbroken, Sting went from disgusted to furious, and then 90 seconds later went home with the belt. And when one fan yelled out "THAT WAS BULLSHIT", Sting said "I agree! I agree!"
* RedBaron: The Charismatic Enigma and The Anti-Christ of Professional Wrestling.
* SiblingTeam: With Matt Hardy, whom internet chat rooms goers and ROH bots tended to prefer but Jeff tended to overshadow anyway.
* SignatureMove
** Psuedo slingshot drop kick to someone on the lower turnbuckle he calls "Hardyac Arrest", double leg drop to the "sternum", whisper in the wind (top rope or spring board corkscrew, usually to a standing opponent)
** [[SlideAttack A sliding elbow drop from the ring to the floor]] and a handspring stinger splash as Willow.
* SpotMonkey: Has sometimes been accused of being this, although he's shown improvement over time. In fact, the first time Matt turned on Jeff it was [[LampshadeHanging because Jeff's love of high spots was costing them matches.]] But let's face it, a lot of those spots were ''amazing''.
* {{Squee}}: Jeff, PLEASE don't take your shirt off again in the middle of a match. It hurts our ears.
* SquashMatch: His TNA World Heavyweight Title match against Wrestling/{{Sting}} at ''Victory Road 2011'' lasted all of ninety seconds. See above for [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the reasons why]].
* StartMyOwn: He and Matt would start a {{Backyard| wrestling}} Trampoline Wrestling Federation. It did not take too long to fold but managed to have at least one successor.
* ThirdPersonPerson: While not all the time, Willow sometimes dips into this.
* TookALevelInBadass: As far as his WWE career goes, his Ladder Match with Undertaker in the early 2000s. He didn't receive his first main event push until late 2007, but that was the match that really put him in the public's eyes as legitimate singles competitor.
* TheUnfettered: Heel and face, this man gives it his all with every move.
* TournamentArc: Quite a few but highlights are he and Matt winning the Terri Invitational in WWE and Jeff winning the Bound For Glory series in TNA.
* VetinariJobSecurity: As described throughout the page, Hardy has had a spotty record with both WWE ''and'' TNA, that would've gotten anyone else lower on the card fired with prejudice. Hardy has PopularityPower on his side. [[note]]Case in point, when Jeff and Matt both respectively had their drug related issues, Jeff was kept on board and sent to rehab while Matt was fired.[[/note]]
* VillainSong: One of his TNA theme songs, "Another Me", fits this to a T.
* WarriorPoet: Especially as Willow, who get plenty of backstage promos on Impact.
* WeaponOfChoice: An umbrella as Willow
* WorthyOpponent: Treated as such by both The Undertaker and Triple H.
* WrestlingFamily: As mentioned above, he and Matt are not UnrelatedBrothers.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: ''Boyz.''
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Red, purple or whatever color or combination of colors he feels like at the time. WWE's Wrestling/JimRoss called him "The Rainbow-Haired Warrior."
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