After months of thrilling encounters and years as one of the best tag teams of all time, the final chapter was ready to be written in the book of the Hardy bothers.
This match revolved around one of the two men having to verbally submit to the other, uttering the words "I quit."
It's not a proposition for mere mortals, either. I Quit matches have pulled out some of the most violent scenes in wrestling history, making it perfect for these two innovators of extreme to put an end to all of their problems.
Jeff—for the third and final time—got the edge to kick things off. He used the protective barrier on the outside as his primary weapon to weaken his brother.
He used a traditional sleeper hold to do even more damage, but to no avail. Matt broke out and his facial expression changed dramatically. He threw his brother to the outside to catch his breath and realized his brother may have tweaked his knee.
To the offense Matt went, picking apart Jeff's knee as if he was in science class dissecting an animal.
The crowd grew silent, with groans from his loyal fans briefly interrupting the silence.
Matt smirked, proud of what he had done, before he locked in the devastating Figure Four Leglock. The referee asked Jeff the question, and he said, "Forget it, no!"
The crowd woke up suddenly, roaring with approval. They knew Jeffrey Nero Hardy was determined to emerge the victor.
Frustration visibly built on Matt following Jeff's vehement refusal to quit on multiple occasions. His face was a dark shade red—screaming, stomping around the ring, begging for his younger brother to just give up already.
Matt questionably put Jeff on the top rope, attempting a superplex. We instead saw a Whisper In the Wind from Jeff, who didn't seem to be quite as vulnerable now.
Maintaining control, Jeff utilized the Texas Cloverleaf, the Twist of Fate and two Swanton Bombs all within the span of about two minutes.
Jeff rolled out a table and placed his brother on it, having to fight him off a little beforehand.
Next was duct tape. Jeff taped Matt's arms and legs together, rendering him unable to move. Last was a rope. He tied the rope around both ends of the table, tying down Matt.
Jeff, back outside, grabbed a ladder as his brother refused to quit. Matt pleaded with Jeff to not do what he was about to do. Jeff began to climb the rungs of the ladder anyway, after glancing in the eyes of the guy that previously guided his life and protected him.
Matt, pleading to his brother once more. Apologizing, telling him that their mother in heaven was looking down in approval, vouching that their dad was at home sick and disgusted, despite the storyline dictating Matt had cut off all connections to him.
He said that being brothers was the strongest bond two could ever have.
Jeff was still ready to do it, as he stretched his arms out in the air on top of the ladder. Matt, realizing there was no changing his brother's mind, spoke the unspeakable.
Jeff came off the ladder, jumping on the turnbuckle and opting to leg drop Matt through the table, more the less declining the apology.
What Made It Great?
This was a great way to end this feud.
Matt came across as a bratty, bitter and jealous older sibling, while Jeff reclaimed the WWE Championship a month later.
Matt did return, reuniting with Jeff, as both decided to bury the hatchet. He helped his brother take on CM Punk, although he did not succeed in the very end. Punk beat Jeff Hardy in a Loser Leaves WWE Match, and Hardy has never set foot in the company since.
Today, Jeff is in TNA's World Heavyweight Championship picture while Matt is recovering from troubles with drugs, much like Jeff has suffered from in the past.
Jeff is said to be in good spirits, with many in TNA claiming he's a new man after being married and having a child of his own.
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