Jeff Hardy has revealed he’s open to repeating one of his most popular and insanely dangerous spot on screen. The former WWE champion was interviewed by SPORTbible where he talked about the risky dives he’s taken over the years.
“I remember being so scared but it being so beautiful and safe – nobody got mangled or injured,” the 44-year-old said. He continued, “That was 33ft and I kind of want to go up to 40 before it’s all said and done.”
According to Hardy, he wants to try the move but from a different height. He also has an idea on how to execute a career-ending dive in swanton bomb from atop a gigantic ladder.
“I do think it’s possible at a WrestleMania to pull out an actual 20ft ladder – those things are terrifying and the base of the ladder is about as wide as a ring.”
“I think you could drag one of those things out and do a Swanton in the aisleway or something. That’s another dream I’m obsessed with, actually pulling out a 20ft ladder and putting someone through a table Swanton Bomb style.”
The spot in question took place on the main event of Monday Night RAW on January 14, 2008. Hardy, who was the intercontinental champion at the time, squared off against then WWE champion Randy Orton.
Ever the daredevil, Hardy climbed atop a metal structure next to the titantron and delivered a swanton bomb 33 feet from the air onto a lifeless Orton. The two men were then taken out of the arena on stretchers. Watch the video below. Fast forward to 04:48 for the swanton bomb on Randy Orton.
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