Post by Trent Valentine on Dec 28, 2010 12:14:17 GMT -5
It's all over the net that Jeff is going to plead guilty to the charges of drug trafficking. But was it a bad idea of him not just signing to TNA, but making him Champion as well? I mean, it looked like a real boneheaded move on TNA's part to make him Champion with that Court Case hanging over his head like a Vulture in the Desert. How will TNA look if their Champion could be going to jail for a very long time?
Looking back, was this a stupid move on TNA's part?
The guilty plea is yet to be seen, and the final part of Hardy's championship is still uncertain. They probably should have pulled the trigger on Matt Morgan last ppv. But overall so far, I think Jeff has done a great job as champ. Coming from someone who generally hates Jeff Hardy and his sloppy wrestling, I feel like his new personna was pretty compelling. So if it were a poll, I'd say no.
Post by Djm Doesn't Find You Funny on Dec 28, 2010 12:37:17 GMT -5
I wouldn't be surprised if they think nothing with Jeff Hardy so far is a bad idea at all.
He's an ex-WWE name, which is a pre-req. And they probably think that Jeff's legal issues all add to his latest heel run. You don't think they're trying to make his possible incarceration part of the show?
Post by Bram wants to 'urt you on Dec 28, 2010 13:02:51 GMT -5
I said elsewhere, both Jeff Hardy and RVD would have imo been better used within the X-Division. Here is a division that at one stage was a real difference maker in TNA, something they were presenting as unique to the promotion, so bringing in two big names from the 'E and having them both say "we've won World Championships, but we've never won the X-title before" could have really helped to give TNA an edge - here is a promotion with a division that Main Eventers/Former WHC title holders want to be a part of.
But of course both Hardy and RVD came in under the new regime, who view the X-div as a hybrid Intercontinental/Cruiserweight level title at best, and a novelty act at worst.
So to answer the OP's question, yes, I think it was a bit silly.
they never should've signed him when he was facing charges but they did and they were stupid enough to make him champion
Well, I can see where, in TNA's perpetual short-term line of vision, Jeff Hardy was a good investment. Like him or not, agree with his lifestyle or not, but dude was one of THE stars of the WWE not even a few months prior. However, his drug thing, and the fact that he CLEARLY just doesn't give a shit in TNA should have alerted people that this was not a guy who should have been made champion. But, here we are, and now they're painted into a corner.
Hardy didn't need to be the champ to gain legitmacy in TNA.
The TNA Championship didn't need Hardy to make it look prestigious.
Storylinewise it barely held together and though I'm not a fan, Hardy is not the kind of guy that needs a title to 'help' a promotion.
My thoughts exactly.
Not sure about my opinions of his liability with his legal problems, but regardless I don't think he should have been champ.
A few months ago I would have said it was dumb to bring him in. His character has been enertaining though so he has moved me from the "No Jeff Hardy in TNA" column to the "No Jeff Hardy as the centerpiece of TNA" column.