Originally Posted by bme
Funny i remember some people Hating Nash when he returned at Summerslam, especially when they where building towards a match between him and Punk.
I can actually see, and agree with, the argument made to an extent. People look at TNA as a promotion full of ex-WWE guys who are past their prime. Nash in TNA was old and taking a spot and a paycheck from a younger guy who deserved it more, but everyone lost their shit when he returned at the Royal Rumble. I think a big part of people hating the Nash/Punk build was people thinking Nash would politic his way to a victory over Punk. Sting in TNA was past his prime and should retire, yet everyone was jerking off when Rob Feinstein was posting Facebook statuses about how a "close source" said that Sting was gonna debut on the Raw after Wrestlemania. Angle in TNA is, again, past his prime but with the recent reports of his contract expiring you've got a lot of people salivating about a possible return to WWE. I think Hulk Hogan is probably the perfect example. In TNA he was a cancer who was out of touch with fans and what we wanted, and was ruining his legacy by actively continuing to be a part of wrestling, but when he left and came back to WWE he was getting love from everywhere and people were buying up Hulkamania shirts like it was 1984 again. I think to say that some people hate a wrestler (In this case Matt and/or Jeff Hardy) simple because they're not in WWE is something that definitely has some merit to it. For as much shit as some people give Jeff, I've seen a lot of people say they want him back in WWE.
Personally I don't hate the Hardys. Not really a fan of them these days but I still enjoy their older stuff. TLC II is probably one of my all time favorite matches, and Jeff/RVD had some great battles during the Invasion angle. Jeff Hardys character was evolved into something I just don't care for, and I've gotten used to his shtick. The antics in Matts personal life have kind of turned me from his work tbh.