The other night I watched Smackdown. First time in years. Edge is great. CM Punk, Shelton Benjamin, John Morrison, and especially Chris Jericho were all fantastic. It was the first time I've seen it in ages, and I quite enjoyed it. I'm one of those people who will watch wrestling for the skills and athleticism and the physicality, not the story lines and childish humour—although I loved the stories and promos back in the Attitude Era. I watched Raw and it was so boring and childish! It's rubbish, while Smackdown was brilliant! It's a shame the ratings say differently.
Last time I watched SmackDown, it was all about Edge, Taker, and Triple H. This time it was different. Jeff Hardy was '"it." He had this larger than life image. He really was the star of the show. I think WWE will make him the "legend" of this generation, like Austin and Hogan were. He's unique, exciting, traumatised, free, and wild with face paint and you have to love him!
Now, this really makes me wonder about these "leaving" rumours. As I understand it, he hasn't signed a contract with the WWE, but what if he had but they were keeping it secret to keep us interested in Smackdown? Or what if they want him to leave, take some needed time off and be "re-hired". This could mean those two "strikes" against the wellness policy could disappear and he would have a clean sheet; and why would WWE build up a character and lose him so easily?
What are your thoughts?