Jeff Hardy is a true veteran in the pro wrestling world, having worked in the business for well over two decades now. He remains a fan favorite in WWE and there is a good reason for that. It seems Triple H was against him becoming the WWE Champion.

Jeff Hardy had a long and difficult road to reaching the top of WWE, as he eventually won the WWE Championship at Armageddon 2008. Hardy defeated Edge and Triple H in a triple threat match for the win.

While speaking on the Ariel Helwani Show, former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr said that Triple H didn’t necessarily want to make Jeff Hardy the WWE Champion as he didn’t have faith in him.

“Hunter did bring it up, and everybody else was cool with it. Nobody had said anything, and I am sitting in there getting nervous. And Triple H says, ‘Are we really going to trust the championship with this guy?’ That’s when I knew that was a sniper bullet, man.”


“Jeff wasn’t trustworthy as champ. It was a feel-good moment for fans, but wasn’t a sustainable one. Hunter is about sustainable championship runs because that’s bankable, and reliable money for the company. His philosophy was sound then, and it’s still sound now, and I just know I pushed hard on that one because I thought it was worth it.”

Jeff Hardy didn’t have a long reign as WWE Champion after being screwed over by his brother Matt after this win. Regardless, Hardy will always be regarded as one of the all-time greats of WWE.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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