You need a way out. Wrestlers are a strange breed as they can stay in their field a lot longer than many athletes. While mainstream athletes are going to be retired by their late thirties in most cases, you will still see wrestlers in the ring when they are in their fifties and beyond. Sometimes this might be because they don’t have anywhere else to go, but one current WWE star seems to have a plan.
There are very few wrestlers in WWE history as successful as Jeff Hardy. After a very impressive career as a tag team wrestler with his brother Matt, Jeff went on to become a multiple time WWE World Champion, winning almost every title that there is to win in WWE. That is an amazing career, but what is he going to do after he leaves the ring? He would know better than anyone else.
Jeff was recently interviewed by the Daily Star and mentioned his future after his in-ring career is over. While he would like to continue working in wrestling in some sort of a creative capacity, Jeff does not think that he will ever be a coach or a trainer or an agent of any kind. The only exception would be if his daughters wanted to wrestle, as Jeff would agree to train the two of them. In addition to wrestling, Jeff has been working on his music and painting and trying to advance his careers in those areas.
Jeff has had quite the in-ring career. Check out some of his better moments with WWE:
Opinion: I can understand this mentality as Jeff is someone who has accomplished everything that he can in WWE. There is nothing wrong with not going after a job that you do not want or do not think would work for you and it is a good thing that he understands his strengths. Not everyone would work as a trainer and Jeff is wise enough to try something else. I’m sure WWE could find something for him, though figuring out what that is could be tricky.
What do you think of Jeff? What could he do in wrestling when his in-ring career is over? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!