• Why Jeff Hardy Never Had A Lengthy World Title Reign In WWE
On a recent episode of Jim Ross’ weekly podcast “Grilling JR”, Good Ol’ J.R. revealed the reason behind WWF Tag Team Legend Jeff Hardy never having a long World Title reign during his WWE career.
Jeff Hardy won the World Heavyweight Championship twice (2009) and the WWE Championship once (2008).
Here’s what Jim Ross said during the podcast:
“There is no reason that Jeff Hardy would not have been a great WWE Champion or any title.
But he just wasn’t reliable. And how do you put your championship on somebody you don’t have full confidence that they are going to be cool. They are going to be okay. Can they take the pressure of being the champion? Can they take the pressure of going on last night after night?
Can they take the pressure of putting their company on their shoulders and marching forward?
And at that time, that was not what everybody thought, they just didn’t think Jeff was going to be able to hold on in the scenario.”
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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF New Generation Era Veteran Henry O. Godwinn (Mark Canterbury) celebrates his 57th birthday today.
From 1992 until November 1994, he wrestled for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling as “Shanghai Pierce”, mostly teaming with the masked “Tex Slazenger”.
A few days after leaving WCW, Henry Orpheus Godwinn (“H.O.G.”) had his World Wrestling Federation debut on an episode of ‘WWF Superstars’.
A little over a year later by January 1996, his old Tag Team partner from WCW joined the WWF as “Phineas I. Godwinn”, teaming with Henry as “The Godwinns”, managed by WWF Legend Hillbilly Jim.
During the Attitude Era, they were renamed “Southern Justice”, before H.O.G. left the promotion in October 1998.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HENRY O. GODWINN!