Jeff Hardy Finds Influences For His Entrance Dance, Face Paint, and His Dream Match

Christopher McManus
Jeff Hardy Finds Influences For His Entrance Dance, Face Paint, and His Dream Match

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Jeff Hardy was interviewed by Brian Campbell of the In This Corner Podcast to discuss various influences on his wrestling career, the process of his face painting, and wanting to face Finn Balor in a ‘Dream Match’

Here are a few highlights (transcription credit to Christopher McManus for Wrestlezone.com) from the interview which can be viewed in full below:

On the inspiration behind his ‘Juke’ dance:

“I got it from Michael Hayes, as you watch old footage of the [Fabulous] Freebirds and when Hayes made the tag, he would do his little Moonwalk. So I made a modified version of it.”

On the time he takes to paint his face:

“I’m comfortable with taking an hour, but I can get it done in 30-45 minutes. I do like taking my time with it, but with TV, for example, it’s so rough. You have to memorize stuff and remember going through matches while having the time to paint my face.”

On how Sting was a major influence on his painting:

“Sting’s face paint was different every night when he used to have the blond hair and I always thought to myself, ‘How does he he these ideas?’ I’ll never forget the time I met him in Fayetteville, NC and I touched him on the shoulder as the music was on. I always wanted to make someone else feel the way he made me feel when I was a kid and bring that to the new generation.”

On Finn Balor and wanting to face him before he retires:

“I love his entrance music as it is so rocking and cool and love the face paint. We did a Table for 3 and I had this image in my head with me saying to him, ‘Before it’s all said and done, The Enigma vs. The Demon. It’s gotta happen’ He’ll have his face paint and I’ll have mine and it would be a great moment for the WWE Universe.”

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