Jeff Hardy is one of the most under utilized WWE superstars. Despite being veteran, Hardy lost matches to push the likes of Karrion Kross, who himself has recently been released from WWE. Hardy has long held desire to do something different, and being a heel would be strong part of it.

Hardy recently expressed that it is time for him to unleash his dark side. The WWE superstar also talked about a lot of creative ideas about what his Willow character might bring to the front. With a lot of ideas swirling around, a compelling one has entered the pitch-field.

Jeff Hardy talked with Metro UK, and in an interview, he revealed that his new character could be similar to The Fiend. Bray Wyatt’s The Fiend was compelling heel in the WWE, and he even won WrestleMania match against John Cena in 2020. Hardy expressed his appreciation of The Fiend by saying:

I can’t help but think how cool it was when I first witnessed The Fiend, and the light shutting down. It was so cool to me – that’s kinda my thing too, I was like, “Man, this is so cool!” Now he’s not here anymore, I think there’s something really cool Willow could do similar to that.


Hardy was particularly impressed by how The Fiend had a transmedia presentation on the show. Along with in-ring appearances, Wyatt portrayed his alter-ego in his segment Firefly Funhouse. While Hardy said it won’t be exactly the same way for him to enact Willow, but the concept certainly carries on.

It wouldn’t be exactly like that, but I’ve even had ideas like a Jeff Ross character – like I was a painter, a really silly painter Jeffery Ross, and then Willow would be my Fiend.

Jeff Hardy has brought out Willow many times before. Hardy had extensively used Willow in 2014 alongside Matt Hardy. Willow was also a huge part of his own wrestling promotion OMEGA wrestling from 1997 to 2000, which he ran with his brother and current AEW superstar Matt Hardy.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/contributor from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017.

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