Current WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy has revealed his plans for staying in pro-wrestling when he retires from in-ring action.
Speaking with the Daily Star, Hardy explained that he doesn’t see himself as a trainer or coach, but would like to stay involved in a creative capactity.
“Hopefully, at the point where I can’t wrestle anymore, there might be a creative place for me because I do love pro-wrestling and I’m interested in everything that’s going on. I still don’t feel like I’m a trainer, a coach or a leader. I just feel like somebody who would never really be seen but has these unique ideas that might be cool for a show or a storyline. One thing I’ve always said, and I still feel this way, is that as far as training other pro-wrestlers, or people who want to be pro-wrestlers, if my two daughters ever want to wrestle and they’re serious about it, that’s when I’ll get a ring and a building, and get my training boots on. Other than that, I don’t know what it is… I’m so heavily involved in my music now; I’ve been writing a lot and trying to improve as it’s such an intimidating industry. I’m involved in that and other artwork as well, I do a lot of painting and stuff. I love all of that. But I don’t think like I’ll ever be a wrestling trainer, an agent, a coach or anything like that.”
Jeff Hardy defends the IC Title in a three-way ladder match against Sami Zayn and AJ Styles at this Sunday’s Clash of Champions pay-per-view.
He recently signed a new contract with WWE that will see him stay with the company for another three years.