TNA Victory Road 2011.
Everyone has the same memory when they think of that particular premium live event from IMPACT Wrestling’s past.
It was the show that featured a very intoxicated Jeff Hardy going one-on-one with pro wrestling legend Sting.
During a recent episode of his official podcast, “The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy,” AEW star Matt Hardy reflected on the infamous bout involving his brother.
“He should’ve never been allowed to walk out through Gorilla if he was in such a weird state of mind,” he said. “I remember hearing there were people saying that he tried to push his way out [and] he wanted to get out, whatever, and like, he really shouldn’t have been allowed to get out there.”
Hardy also recalled speaking to his brother 45 minutes before he went out for what turned out to be the highly controversial main event.
“He was fine when I talked to him, but between then and when he went to the ring he had obviously taken more medication, which equated to him not being fine,” he said. “It’s like one of those things where your heart drops to your stomach and it’s just like, ‘uh.’ It’s just so devastating to watch and you just hate it for him so bad. But, it’s what’s happened and now you have to deal with it.”
Check out the complete episode of “The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy” by visiting Apple.com. H/T to WrestlingInc.com for transcribing the above quotes.