TNA made a big move today when it re-signed the popular Jeff Hardy.
The news was reported on Thursday by ProWrestling.Net:
TNA Champion Jeff Hardy has re-signed with the company. TNA president Dixie Carter announced during Spike TV's Bellator Fighting Championships television show that Hardy has re-signed "a long term deal."
The story also notes that he will return to action on Feb. 28.
Hardy was a member of TNA Wrestling from 2004 to 2006 and then returned in 2010. At that point, he won the World Heavyweight Championship, which he currently holds. In all, he's won the title three different times.
In other years, he was part of World Wrestling Entertainment, where he competed in both singles and tag team action with his brother, Matt.
He was able to earn quite a few titles in that association as well, including the WWE Championship, the World Heavyweight Championship and the World Tag Team Championship.
Interestingly, this comes on the same day that the WWE released the wrestler's profile on the alumni page. In a weird way, this both celebrates the star as well as recognizing that he is likely finished with the organization.
The 35-year-old fighter has been very popular over the years with his charisma and high-flying moves, which always seem to please fans in attendance at shows and at home. By re-signing the contract, TNA secures that he will be a part of the company for at least a little longer.
This is great news for TNA fans and Hardy's "Creatures," who will get to see plenty of Swanton Bombs—as well as the occasional Whisper in the Wind and Twist of Fate—for the foreseeable future.
Hopefully the relationship between Hardy and TNA lasts for many more years.