Source: RJTR Publishing & Alternative Wrestling Magazine
The team over at the Alternative Wrestling Magazine recently interviewed former TNA World Heavyweight Champion and tomorrow night’s world championship challenger Jeff Hardy. Selected portions of the interview are highlighted below, though we encourage you to read the entire interview by clicking here. Enjoy!
What are your thoughts on Austin Aries?
Austin is great it was one of those shocking moments when he won the world title. It will be one of those shocking moments that will be remembered. He is great on the microphone and he is great in the the ring. He is such a talented guy.
You have gotten over your issues and are on the straight and narrow. What is it like now being almost a veteran or locker room leader?
I Had the goal for 2012 to be a great year and it has been so far. I plan on finishing 2012 just as strong. Being part of TNA is as good as ever and the evolution is in full effect and crazy excited about the future.
Do you think there is anything left to accomplish in your career as it stands now?
Yeah, one major thing and that is this Sunday to be the champion one more time. As far as I am concerned it is the most important title in professional wrestling as far as meaning.
What do you think has helped you to focus to get back on top of your game?
One of them is fatherhood. You can not believe how much love you have for one human being.
Why do you think your relationship between your fans is so strong even after all what you have done wrong?
I think that has to do with me meeting me out of the ring. When people meet me for a minute they know I am genuine, and I have never changed. Even when it is easy to have an ego I have just remained the same. I knew that when you got a serious offence or get arrested that is when the real second chance starts. You know that is the last chance and I can not screw up again.
How does performing live effect you and the locker room?
Just a huge step and a good step. If we can stay live it is a massive step even if it is in a year or two years with IMPACT live and on the road. That is the next big step for IMPACT.
You have had issues with CM Punk and was wondering you views on him and views on him hitting out at a fan?
I have not seen it but CM Punk is great wrestler but we are on different pages with our beliefs and who we are. I need to check that out. He is crazy talented but we do not keep in touch. I have nothing bad to say about him.
Remember, you can read the entire interview by clicking here!