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The decision to turn Jeff Hardy heel was actually made a few weeks ago, with everything else leading up to the 10-10-10 Lethal Lockdown Pay Per view obviously a swerve.

"It's totally WCW circa 1996-1998, but without the ratings and Pay Per View buy rates,"one TNA top tier star told WZ tonight. "They're talking about work-shoot and shoot-works, and they think that's the key to turning TNA around. They're obsessed with fooling the Internet Wrestling Community."

There have been reports online about TNA trying to decide whether the big turn should be Jeff Hardy or Rob Van Dam, but the decision was made easier for TNA when RVD told the company weeks ago he had no desire to turn heel.

"RVD has a laid back persona on TV, and he's that way in real life, but he takes his image very seriously," another TNA source told us. "Jeff's laid back persona carries over into everything, and he just likes to go along with the flow."

There was an original plan for Angle to win the title, and feud with Mr. Anderson, building to an eventual Angle vs RVD showdown, but those plans changed with the decision to turn Hardy heel and make him the champion.
IMO it should have been Anderson. I mean to me Anderson makes the most since to turn heel & be a part of "They"
I'm just glad Hogan & Bischoff are heels again!

I really don't think they were credible faces in the first place. I mean, anyone who's been watching wrestling since the 90's probably best remembers them for their WCW characters, and likely don't take them seriously as faces.

And for the people saying how it doesn't make sense, I say let it play out first. They might say the reason they even came to TNA was to take over and run things like they did in WCW, and now that Dixie was dumb enough to bring them in, they are going to do things their way, push the people they like, etc. I think we should at least give them a chance before we pass judgement saying it's just a copy of the NWO.
 

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Re: EXCLUSIVE: Details Behind TNA's Decision To Turn Jeff Hardy Heel

So this was not planned for months in advance.
 
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