Jeff Hardy Likens Unique Character Idea To Painter Bob Ross

Jeff Hardy talking on a WWE microphone

Jeff Hardy has discussed a character idea which he is hoping to pitch to WWE in the near future, and how it is inspired by TV star and painter Bob Ross.

During his days working for IMPACT Wrestling, Jeff Hardy portrayed the character of Willow, heading to the ring with a mask and uniquely painted face.

Speaking to, he discussed how he would love to see the character make the transition over to WWE, and how he just needs to make sense of the evolution of the character to himself first.

I think there’s something special about Willow. I’ve written down some ideas, I don’t know if they really make sense. I’ve yet to pitch any to anybody creatively in WWE, so I just need to go in and do that, not hesitate. They might shut it down, but it might be cool.

Former WWE Champion Jeff Hardy went on to describe that he feels the character could fill a void which was left by Bray Wyatt leaving the company, and that Willow could become a variant of The Fiend inspired by Bob Ross.

I can’t help but think how cool it was when I first witnessed The Fiend, and the light shutting down. It was so cool to me – that’s kind of my thing too. I was like, ‘Man, this is so cool!’ Now that he’s not here anymore, I think there’s something really cool Willow could do similar to that.

It wouldn’t be exactly like that, but I’ve even had ideas like a Jeff Ross character – like I was a painter, a really silly painter Bob Ross, and then Willow would be my Fiend. But then that’s too much like the [Firefly] Funhouse. But that’s what’s cool about pro wrestling, anything’s possible and anything can make sense if it’s thought out correctly and really believed in.

Hardy is set to be a member of Team SmackDown in the traditional five-on-five elimination match at Survivor Series.


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