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Jeff Hardy Talks Willow Gimmick, IMPACT Rating, GFW’s First Dates, Kenny King On TV Show

Jeff Hardy Explains The Willow Character

In a recent interview with Through The Ropes Jeff Hardy discussed his Willow gimmick:

Being with TNA is a little better because I do have a lot more time off to heal, especially with my style. When I feel like I can’t be Jeff Hardy or I can’t do Willow fully, I just don’t need to be doing it at all. So being with TNA, it’s not a really demanding schedule so I have time to be able to go all-out and have that time to heal.

Willow was my bad guy identity when Matt and I were running the OMEGA shows. I would be Jeff Hardy as the good guy and Willow would be the bad guy wrestling Matt across the indie circuit. It was an alter-ego back then, and now I had a chance to bring it back in TNA. I’m glad they gave me the chance to do it because it means the world to me to see how cool the promos have turned out and the vignettes leading up to the debut, and the entrance. The in-ring matches are still a work in progress for me, but it’s fun to be that extension of myself, especially now at 36 years old on national TV.

I’ve worked with so many legends and icons, it’s made me better and I’ve learned so much from all of those guys I’ve been in the ring with. It’s helped me to become my own individual and starting my own craft and forming my own identity. I’m finally comfortable to say that I am the complete ‘Charismatic Enigma’ as Jeff Hardy and Willow. Whatever I feel like doing to express myself, I can pull off.

Jeff Hardy Willow

Hardy also discussed Lita’s induction in to the WWE Hall of Fame:

It was great. I was watching Raw when they first announced it and I was glad to see that. I’m very proud of her. Anytime you’re inducted into the Hall of Fame, it’s quite the honor.

Impact Audience Sees Slight Increase

This week’s episode of TNA IMPACT on Spike TV drew an average audience of 1,088,000 viewers, up slightly from last week’s 1,010,000 number. Overall though this is not a good sign.

GFW Running Shows By 2015

The current plan for Jeff Jarrett’s GFW is to start running shows by the end of the year. There is currently no TV deal in place, though as previously noted a well connected LA Production company is on board.

Kenny King Pissed In Girlfriend’s Car

TNA’s Kenny King recently appeared on Jerry Springer’s dating show Baggage. He revealed that he once urinated in his ex-girlfriend’s gas tank after she got him angry. He also said he cries when watching The Lion King.


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