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EXCLUSIVE: WWE Legend Jeff Hardy Has 'No Regrets' Over Crazy Daredevil Stunts

EXCLUSIVE: WWE Legend Jeff Hardy Has 'No Regrets' Over Crazy Daredevil Stunts

Jeff Hardy has forged a stunning career from pushing his body to the absolute limit but 'The 'Charismatic Enigma' has "no regrets" over the crazy stunts he has performed.

Along with brother Matt, Edge and Christian and the Dudley Boyz, Hardy changed the game with his death-defying antics in the TLC series.

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In the 'Triangle Ladder match' at Wrestlemania 16, Hardy did a ridiculous Swanton Bomb off a ladder and onto Bubba Ray Dudley.

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A few months later at Summerslam 2000 he produced more craziness when he missed Bubba and somersaulted through a table at a frightening height and impact.

And who can forget the time Edge speared him 20 feet in the air as he desperately clung onto the tag team championships in a breathtaking finish to the classic TLC match at Wrestlemania 17 in 2001.

Nearly 20 years on, despite the toll its taken on his body, Hardy wouldn't change a thing and is "very proud" of his awe-inspiring performances.

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"I watched one with D-Von Dudley," Hardy told SPORTbible when asked if he has revisited his daredevil stunts on the WWE Network.

"We watched the match back and it was so rushed because we were cut on time but it was such a good match.

"Now, in my older life, I'm like, 'Man, I can't do that now!' but back then it was so crazy-cool. No regrets, I love everything I've ever done and I'm going to achieve more before I pass away hopefully. No regrets.

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"I'm at one with earth, man. When we talk about spirituality, I feel like the wind and when I look at the moon and the sun, I'm connected to everything.

"I'm so blessed to be here and it's amazing.

"Just recently with that Symphony of Destruction match, I did a Swanton through the table and my head hit the stairs.

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"But when he hit me in the ass with the guitar from the whisper in the wind, man my back is still hurting from that and here we are two weeks later!

"That Swanton Bomb to D-Von and Bubba Dudley in that first TLC match really hurt my back and my hands were bruised for like two weeks.

"But we heal. I'm lucky enough to heal so there's no serious injuries, which is amazing."

Hardy is 43 now and though it will always be in him to be the daredevil that jumps from the rooftops and puts a show on for the fans, he's learned to slow down and make his moves mean more.

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"The other day we had the six-man tag with the New Day and they said, 'You do this big spot and hit the whisper in the wind'.

"I told them, 'I can't hit the whisper in the wind tonight because my back hurts!'"

Fortunately he hasn't had too many serious injuries inside the squared circle, which is quite incredible considering all the crazy theatrics you associate with him.

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In fact, his worst ever injury came outside the ring when he rather ambitiously tried to clear a 100ft triple motocross track he had built in his garden.

Hardy explained: "I accomplished two and then I took off to the skies and I didn't make it. My tibia broke clean and God, that was terrible.

"That's why I'm kind of like limited now, with my knee injury from five years ago."

With a love for danger, Hardy has done just about every insane spot you could possibly think up during his glittering career in professional wrestling.

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However, some of his ideas didn't quite get the seal of approval from the top brass.

"Back in the day I was wrestling Brock Lesnar and I had this idea. Me and Kurt Angle actually tried it but we failed.

"The idea was for Brock to spear me upside down as I'm doing the Swanton Bomb and they shut it down real quick back then.

"In the other wrestling world known as TNA, we tried it but we failed. We were close but we failed."

The highlight of this current run in WWE has undoubtedly been the "amazing" ovation he and Matt received when they made a shock return and won the Raw tag titles at Wrestlemania 33 in 2017.

But don't be thinking Hardy, a three-time world champion, is just here to make up the numbers as he enters the final years of his in-ring career.

"For sure," Hardy replied after being asked whether he has ambitions to win the big one again.

"Especially with Roman Reigns, he's such a superhuman character in WWE and I'd definitely say there's some magic between us. We'll see.

"But yeah being Universal champion for the first time and [facing] WWE champion with Drew McIntyre, so much is possible and within reach."

"Bray Wyatt and the Fiend - I wanna bring willow back. And Roman Reigns, that's pretty much it!

"I wish I could've had a match with Hulk Hogan but I'm blessed to know him because he is pro wrestling.

"I want to be the champion again and help my dad for the remainder of his life - that's the important stuff. TV and production and all that stuff, it's material.

"I just want to be a good human being and inspire people every day and I think I'm doing that.

"I'm so blessed to be alive and well. Matt too, just two football fields away! We're so blessed.

"He's got three boys; I've got two beautiful girls and just to be doing what we're doing now in different companies in the pro wrestling world, it's such a cool life, man."

Watch Jeff Hardy in action on WWE RAW every Monday night on BT Sport

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Josh is a sports journalist who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.