WWE have lost some of their greatest wrestlers to injuries and disputes, but former superstar Jeff Hardy was almost lost to this world completely during his battle with drugs.
Jeff was of course made famous by his tag team partnership with his brother Matt, forming the Hardy Boyz that dominated from 1998-2002.
All that success in the world of wrestling entertainment was overshadowed by a drug problem that threatened his life.
Now clean and working in TNA wrestling, Jeff Hardy says he is delighted to finally be drug free.
“When you do get clean and completely drug free it’s amazing how things change," Hardy told Wrestling News this past week. "I find it hard to forgive myself for the way I was back in the day with the abuse and the addiction – it kinda makes me sick. Looking back on it – if I would’ve never got hooked. You can’t dwell on that. I’m lucky I’m alive.”
Sometimes coming out of the other end of turmoil in your own life can give you a sense of perspective, and that's what has happened with Jeff Hardy.
The former WWE superstar revealed that he is enjoying his time in TNA, and he says that 2012 was one of his most enjoyable years in wrestling.
“2012 was probably the best wrestling year of my life as far as I’m concerned because doing the thing with the eyelids and watching those matches back," added Hardy.
"And being the Complete Enigma – I mean that was huge for me. 2012 was huge for me. And the person I am today – because of all this darkness and the bad stuff I’ve been through – I love myself so much more deeply than I did back in the day, before I was better. So 2012 was the defining year for me.”
Although Jeff Hardy is enjoying his time in TNA wrestling right now, the former WWE champion says he could still yet finish his career back in WWE.
"From time to time I'll turn on Raw and I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss the WWE Universe. I mean, ultimately, when the time is right, who knows," he told wrestling inc.com last month.
So what do think wrestling fans? Should Jeff Hardy be given the chance to finish his career in WWE down the line? Leave your comments in the box below.