Despite being known as one of the most creatively diverse WWE Superstars of all-time Jeff Hardy has revealed that he’s never pitched an idea to Vince McMahon.
Throughout his career, both inside WWE and further afield, Jeff Hardy has proven himself to be one of the more creative outside the box thinkers in wrestling. From his innovative, daredevil antics when presented with a ladder, to his ring gear, alternative Willow persona and storylines inside the ‘Broken Universe’ alongside his brother Matt, Jeff Hardy has shown he’s far from your run-of-the-mill Superstar.
However, despite having such a big input on his character including his face paint and theme music, Hardy has revealed that he’s never pitched an idea to Vince McMahon directly. Instead, he explained he relied on Matt in his younger days, while he now prefers to bounce ideas off the former on-screen manager of The Hardy Boyz, Michaels Hayes.
Speaking on The Broken Skull Sessions with Steve Austin, Hardy described how he lays out his ideas to Hayes to gauge his reaction.
“I’ve never pitched — Matt was always the pitch guy during the Hardy Boyz thing. He was always the guy, you know, the more sociable guy compared to me, but yeah. I’ve never pitched one idea to Vince. I always go to Michael Hayes usually when I have an idea that I feel really passionate about. Because he’s got a great mind for it. I’m not afraid to think outside the box and not afraid to go somewhere that I’m kind of — it is intense for me to go and say, ‘Well, is this possible?’ So yeah, I’ve got a few ideas that I think I’ll hit Michael with and see how he reacts, maybe.”
“Yeah, now that’s I think that’s my crossroads. Right now, it’s time for some ideas. It’s time for an idea that I think I have kind of figured out but I just need to kind of pitch and see what happens, you know, because Matt’s not there. It’s up to me and I’m not a big Politicker type of guy, you know, or businessman or whatsoever, but I do have these ideas that are possible and but then that’s when my personality has to really commit to whatever I feel like I can do and really, do it 110%.”
During the conversation, Hardy also reflected on his 2009 drug arrest, commenting that he thought his life was over.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.