Source: Wade Keller of the Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter
Former TNA star Matt Hardy talked with the Pro Wrestling Torch regarding his brother, the reigning TNA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy, re-upping with iMPACT Wrestling for an additional two years. Highlights from the interview are included below.
On Jeff Hardy’s Mindset in Deciding to Stay with TNA
It’s a huge step forward for them growing into somewhat of a bigger wrestling company and one day being on the radar of WWE. I definitely think he’s very passionate about not only what he’s doing, but making the company he works for better. I think he knows he’s the flagship and face of the company right now. Obviously, he wants it to succeed. I think he takes a lot of pride in being the face of the company and it doing well. So, he wants to do whatever he can to excel.
On Jeff Hardy’s Physical Improvements
Jeff never worked out when we were on the road and he ate whatever. Now, Jeff eats super-strict, he gets up at 7:00 or 7:30 in the morning, he runs three or four miles, and he works out. It’s insane. Like, I’ve never seen him like this. Everything in his life kind of pointed to him making these changes and he takes it very seriously.
On Whether or Not Jeff Hardy Can Maintain His Abstinence
And, it’s a testament to how good people can change. Jeff’s always had the best heart of anyone you would ever meet, but it’s just a testament to people really do change and evolve and mature. Sometimes it just takes different circumstances to get people there. Hopefully they do. Sometimes people get their stuff together or they end up failing altogether.