Jeff Hardy has built a reputation for himself as being one of wrestling’s greatest ever risk-takers, constantly breaking new grounds for innovative ways to entertain the fans, no matter what the risk was to his own health.
No matter the size of the audience, Hardy has never had an issue with going all out to shock fans and keep people on the edge of their seats, which is one of the many reasons why he is so beloved by people.
Jeff is one of those wrestlers who is universally loved by audiences, making him the perfect babyface and is one of the reasons fans always buy into his insane moments, with nobody wanting to see him get hurt.
The future WWE Hall Of Famer has had an incredible career that has been packed with highs and lows, but throughout it all, he has gone above and beyond, creating some of the most insane moments in wrestling history.
But what are his top 10 most insane moments?
10 Flying Into The Abyss (Destination X)
Jeff Hardy spent plenty of time in TNA during his career where, just as he did throughout his time with WWE, he put his body on the line with some incredibly insane moments that left fans shocked.
One of the craziest things he did came during his first run with the company in a match against TNA legend, Abyss. Having set the monster onto the tables on the stage, Hardy climbed the set and ran, leaping over the entrance area to land on Abyss down below.
With the huge gap between the stage and Abyss, the risk factor was incredibly high which left fans speechless, simply hoping he would land the move and be safe.
9 A Crunching Twist Of Fate (WrestleMania 25)
The feud between Jeff and Matt Hardy heading into WrestleMania 25 wasn’t really something that fans wanted to see, with fans being used to seeing the brothers as one of the best tag teams in history for so many years.
Because of that, a lot of fans often overlook the match that the Hardy brothers ended up having on the Grandest Stage Of Them All, but it was a fun bout that was packed full of insane moments, which is as expected for the risk takers.
But the moment that stands out the most was the crazy Twist Of Fate that Matt hit on his brother. Locking his head through the gap in a steel chair, Matt delivered a huge Twist Of Fate that Jeff sold incredibly in a move that looked incredibly violent.
8 Jeff Makes Matt Broken (IMPACT Wrestling 2016)
Speaking of Matt and Jeff Hardy fighting against each other, the battle of the Hardy brothers is something that TNA was able to do much better than WWE and through their storyline, something incredible was born.
It was the rivalry between them that was the reason that the Broken Universe, which totally refreshed both Matt and Jeff’s career, leading them back to WWE, began. With one I Quit match between them on an episode of IMPACT Wrestling being the key.
Jeff and Matt tore each other apart in a brilliant battle, eventually leading Jeff to scale some of the set, hitting a Swanton Bob on his brother through a ladder which ended the match in a no contest and set both men on a path to broken brilliance.
7 Welcome Back Jeff (WrestleMania 33)
You might think that Jeff Hardy getting older might have stopped him from hitting some of his more dangerous, risk-taking moves, but when the Hardy Boyz made their surprise return to WWE at WrestleMania 33 he certainly proved age is but a number.
The Hardy Boyz wasted little time in re-introducing themselves to the WWE Universe, showing they hadn’t lost a step as they became the new Raw Tag Team Champions, and Jeff Hardy and ladders always end up in some form of insanity.
In a call back to WrestleMania X-Seven when he destroyed Rhyno and Spike Dudley, Jeff scaled the tallest ladder he could find and hit a massive Swanton Bomb onto The Bar who was perched onto ladders that were laying between the ring and the barricade.
6 Taking The Edge Off (WrestleMania 23)
Jeff Hardy and Edge have had some incredible moments together inside the ring throughout their careers and the two men collided once again at WrestleMania 23 in the Money in the Bank ladder match.
As with every Money in the Bank, this was full of brilliant spots with plenty of danger for everyone involved, as Edge and Hardy found out. Jeff took to new heights at the top of the ladder and dropped down to Edge, perched on a ladder with a huge leg drop that would make Hulk Hogan proud.
The move sent both men crashing through the steel and took them both out for the rest of the match as they sold the tremendous damage.
5 Playing With Tools (Hell in a Cell 2018)
This insane moment might not involve Jeff Hardy flying off a ladder or being thrown off something high, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t one of the craziest things that have happened in one of his matches.
Whilst many of the moments on this list are ones that popped the crowd and saw everybody jump out of their seats, this was one that had people hiding behind their hands waiting for it to finish.
Randy Orton took their feud to a new sick and twisted level when he decided to shove a screwdriver through Jeff’s ear piercing, twisting the skin and bending it in ways that it simply isn’t meant to be bent, almost ripping the ear apart in a sick moment.
4 A Summer Swanton Bomb (SummerSlam 2009)
Despite the fact that they legitimately hated each other in real life, the 2009 storyline between CM Punk and Jeff Hardy remains one of the very best of both men’s careers as they put on a series of quality matches.
However, the standout of their series certainly came at SummerSlam when they battled it out in a TLC, a stipulation that Jeff knows only too well. As with every TLC match, there were several dangerous spots throughout, but it was Jeff who took things to a new level.
Scaling one of the tallest ladders that had ever been seen in WWE on the outside, the Charismatic Enigma scaled to the top and took the leap of faith, going through CM Punk who was perched on the announce table below.
3 Whisper In The Steel Cage (Raw 2008)
Whilst the Whisper In The Wind isn’t something that Jeff Hardy has traditionally used as a finishing move, saving that for the Swanton Bomb, it was something that he busted out in an insane way several times during his feud with Umaga.
Hardy had flung himself off of a production truck to the concrete floor to meet Umaga during one of their battles, but it was their steel cage match that saw Hardy take the move to a ridiculously insane level.
Jeff got to the top of the cage and hit the move on Umaga who was way below in what is easily the greatest Whisper In The Wind ever. With the risk factor being so incredibly high, this was a move that left everyone with their jaws wide open.
2 A Mid-Air Spear (WrestleMania 17)
There is a reason that wrestling fans still talk about the infamous TLC matches between the Hardy Boyz, Dudley Boyz, and Edge and Christian, and it is because they are jam-packed with crazy moments as all six-men put their bodies on the line in a way fans had never seen before.
However, when it comes to those iconic matches there is one moment that stands out in particular, the Spear. With Jeff Hardy hanging on to the titles in mid-air after the ladder had been pulled away from him, Edge would hit him with an astonishing Spear 20 feet in the air.
The moment is still played over and over by WWE as one of the biggest OMG moments in wrestling history and something that is shown over and over in videos by the company and rightfully so
1 Crushing A Viper (Raw 2008)
This epic moment wasn’t just the most insane of Jeff Hardy’s career (so far), but was also one of the most insane spots in the history of WWE as Jeff Hardy scaled a 30 foot set to hit the biggest Swanton Bomb of his career.
Hardy and Randy Orton were involved in a heated rivalry at the time as they battled all the way to the top of the stage, beating the Viper down underneath the huge set, which Jeff then proceeded to scale.
Hardy had gotten around halfway up the structure when he seemed ready to hit the move, which would have been crazy enough. However, he then glanced up and decided to go a little further, taking the risk factor to a whole new level as he leapt to the sky, crushing Orton at the bottom.