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Freddie Prinze Jr. Reveals WWE Leaked A Fake Jeff Hardy Story To CNN

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Former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. has revealed that the company leaked some fake news to the media to help Jeff Hardy on his road to the WWE Championship.

Freddie Prinze Jr. was part of the WWE creative team when Jeff Hardy ascended to becoming WWE Champion for the very first time in the winter of 2008. Hardy won his first world championship at the Armageddon pay-per-view when he overcame both Edge and Triple H in a Triple Threat match.

Now speaking on his Wrestling with Freddie podcast, Prinze Jr. has revealed the lengths the company went to to try and make Jeff Hardy as big a deal as possible – including leaking a fake story to the press:

“We even did an angle – I get mad at the way the media treats wrestling, I just always hated it – so we even pulled one on them where we took that Jeff storyline, of him being the screw-up that WWE had, and leaked a story that wasn’t even true, with Jeff’s permission, to CNN or somebody and they bought it.”

“If CNN hears this, ‘Ha! I got you suckers. Deal with that!’ It wasn’t even true. It was going to help us hide Jeff so that he could be this surprise entrant and make this match a triple threat.”

“They ran with that story and we got to burn ’em on it later. Vince [McMahon] liked that we got to give them the middle finger because the media has never been good to the WWE or WWF.”

Freddie Prinze Jr. has previously discussed how he was tasked by longtime WWE producer and Fabulous Freebird Michael P.S. Hayes of devising a path to the top of WWE for Hardy, and the opposition he frequently ran into in his quest.

h/t Sportskeeda