Originally Posted by Robstar
While I agree with this statement, I am not sure if Hardy is TOTALLY lacking charisma needed. If you watched him when he transformed into that "Anti-Christ" role he played, he became comfortable after a bit of time and began commanding that role with some darker promos. I hated the role because you can tell Hardy is MUCH more comfortable in his "fan favorite" role because he is one of the few people in the business you can truly see his appreciation for his fans come out both in and out of the ring. I think the problem with Hardy is that he has simply been Jeff Hardy his entire career. If he could get a role that he could sink his teeth into and has his full investment into, he might be able to impress us.
I don't think it would be enough to say that he could "carry" the WWE ship, but he could definitely sit in that Number 2 or 3 role comfortably. I think if TNA is to give him something more besides just being the leader of the "creatures", he could carry TNA up a few levels, but the cap is very low for his ability to raise the company higher outside of passing his cult following torch to a newer star, so long as TNA would market that star outside of just Florida. He is sound in his interviews with the press, but if you followed Storm or Roode (especially Roode) when they would do press interviews, these two are able to not only self-promote but promote highly for the up and coming company. With Hardy, his time in WWE allows for only questions directed towards his time in WWE and his drug issues, which in turn prevents him from carrying a company such as WWE or TNA. That said, he would indeed do wonders for smaller companies, as expected, like ROH (although the fans would go APE SHIT crazy), CZW, House of Hardcore, NWA-Hollywood, etc.