While speaking to The Whig, Jeff Hardy discussed his nagging injuries and revealed that he’s pretty banged up heading into tonight’s SummerSlam event.
“I’m 40 now and I’ve been pretty banged up lately. Four nights a week is a lot of matches — I mean they add up. And doing that Swanton [Bomb, his finisher] every night is just rough. I’ve actually cut that out of a lot of events and I’ve just been using the Twist of Fate as a finish and it’s helped my lower back out a lot. I pretty much now save the Swanton for television unless I’m feeling really good at a live event.”
“I’m a little beat up, but my back is a lot better than it was a few weeks ago. I’ve been having this issue with my elbow, like a nerve issue, and my hand was asleep for probably seven weeks and it’s finally woken. But overall, I mean, I’m 40 years old, I feel pretty good to be wrestling the way I am today in 2018.”
Hardy also revealed that he would like to be world champion before is current run ends up.
“I would definitely, before I’m done, like to be the world champion. I think I’ve got what it takes. I’ve just got to stay healthy and avoid injury, that’s No. 1. And if I can do that, I think I’m good to go for a couple more title runs. Again, it’s like I said … belief and hope and faith.”