– Matt Hardy’s blog on brother Jeff’s WWE departure was removed from the WWE website for some reason or another. Hardy posted it on his MySpace after it was removed from the WWE site. Here’s the blog in it’s entirety:
Goodbye Jeff, You Will Be Missed..
I’m gonna miss my brother, more than any of you will ever know. He’s not only my Blood Brother, but he’s my best friend in the entire world. When we were together and tight, we were inseparable. When when were separated, we were tighter and more together than ever before. Not only will I miss him, but so will the WWE, Smackdown, the boys and girls in the locker rooms, his friends, and his legions of worldwide fans.
I wanna thank Jeff for literally breaking his back for the sake of our business day in and day out. The fans should think him for all of the unselfish entertainment he has provided them in the past. Jeff would be the first person to admit he’s not perfect-but his love to make children happy, and to make adults “OHH” and “AHH” as he performs for them is second to none. And I mean NONE! Jeff has always been respectful towards his fans, and the majority of fans have respect for him. For any of those “know it all guys” of the IWC that don’t respect Jeff Hardy-you’re all hypocritical jackasses. Period. Jeff made one of your favorites, CM Punk, a legitimate main-eventer on Jeff’s way out the door. So maybe you can at least find respect in that fact.
Jeff has two herniated disc in his back, suffers from “Restless Leg Syndrome”-which makes it hard for him to sleep at night, and also has some nagging neck injuries. He needs time away to heal physically and mentally. As disappointing as it is, look at what Jeff said.. “It’s not goodbye forever, it;s goodbye until next time.” I thank every friend and fan that has supported myself and Jeff from day one, when we were just “extra talent” appearing on WWE programming. No one, and I mean NO ONE thought we would come as far as we did.. And contribute so much to this great business.
God Bless You Jeff Hardy! Thanks for being so supportive of me throughout my career. In honor of you, I feel I have to step up and be all I can be on Smackdown. I will bust my ass to be better than ever now, especially since I’m healthy for the first time in a long time. And by that, I mean it’s time for me to be what I’m destined to be, The World Heavyweight Champion.
Quote of the day – “Make it, to the top of Mt. Profession.. Rule it, ’til you feel there’s nothing more for you to do or say” – Jeff Hardy, Modest
The Lifeblood of Smackdown (As quoted by Jeff Hardy himself)