Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Jeff Hardy Broke His Leg on a Dirtbike... and It Was Filmed

Say this for Hardy, he lives his life like he says he does
Photo Credit: Lee South/Impact
Via F4W Online

Jeff Hardy, currently co-holder of the TNA World Tag Team Championships with his brother Matt, broke his leg while riding a dirtbike outside of his residence yesterday. He attempted a jump from one hill to another across a considerable distance. The bike landed rough, and Hardy fell off, fracturing his tibia. The whole thing was caught on video, which you can see after the jump:

Obviously, Hardy will have to miss some time to recover, which will throw the Tag Titles into more disarray. The Hardy Boyz won the titles in an Ultimate X match after Eddie "Eddie Edwards" Edwards fractured his heel, causing he and Davey Richards to vacate the Championships. The only title in recent memory I can think of having a similar curse attached to it is the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Championship, coincidentally also held by Richards during the touched period. However, that "curse" was due to terrible booking decisions and happenstance, not injuries.

The knee-jerk reaction to the incident is to ask whether Hardy should have been allowed to ride a dirtbike or what he was doing pushing 40 still doing those kinds of things, and honestly, that line of thinking is absolute ass-kissing capitalist horseshit. The man is an adult, and he should be able to do what he wants with his free time, no matter how risky it is. If the break had happened during Ultimate X, a mandate from his job, then would that magically be okay? I don't buy it. Either way, I hope Hardy gets better soon.