Eric Bischoff reveals what happened during the infamous Sting vs Jeff Hardy match in TNA

But on the night of the event, Jeff Hardy turned up to the arena intoxicated and showed that he was in no state to fight.

Sting and Jeff Hardy in a file photo. (Image credits: twitter)

TNA  or Impact Wrestling as we call it now was a great place to work and at one point was seen as a legitimate competitor to WWE. There were a lot of ex-WWE and WCW talent in the company and it was on an upward trajectory. But there was one moment where everything seemed to go haywire and that had to do something with Jeff Hardy.

In 2011, TNA had a pay-per-view called Victory Road that pitted Jeff Hardy against Sting for the TNA Heavyweight Championship. But on the night of the event, Hardy turned up to the arena intoxicated and showed that he was in no state to fight. His then boss Eric Bischoff went out to the ring and informed Sting about the situation. Eric Bischoff was on his 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff podcast when he shed more light on what happened during the course of that event. He revealed what Bully Ray suggested to solve the problem.

He shared, “Everybody’s like, ‘What do we do? What do we do?’” Ray said. “I said, ‘Let me go out there. I’ll attack Sting and I’ll pull out a table, but I’ll have Sting turn it around and put me through the table so at least the people go home happy, and we create enough smoke and mirrors that people won’t realize what’s happening with Jeff and we can just get him out of there.’” Sting won the match in less than two minutes and the crowd were visibly frustrated at how the main event turned out.

Read more: Jeff Hardy arrested in Florida for DUI

Matt Hardy gives update on Jeff Hardy situation

AEW superstar Matt Hardy has revealed that he spoke to his brother Jeff Hardy after his DUI arrest and has said that Jeff feels terrible over his actions and how everything transpired. The Hardy Boyz were scheduled to be in the main event of Dynamite this week battling for the Tag Team Titles in a three-way ladder match, but due to Jeff’s arrest, they were pulled from the fight.

Speaking on his The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt opened up about the situation and said, “He’s just so remorseful, so embarrassed, he like hates himself and I think that’s a part of it too. And he has to know obviously what he did was atrocious, terrible, terrible decision-making, but then also he has to know that people love him. It’s very important. Just like you said, at the end of the day, it all comes down to the individual. You have to keep yourself in check, you have to be on top of yourself, you are the only person that can really ensure you’re not going to go awry or go in a bad direction, whether it’s because of mental issues or whether it’s because of addiction issues as you said.”




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