Notice a Similarity
Coincidence more than likely, but I wanted to point out the similarity between how I chose to start my recent booking of one last run for Jeff Hardy at the top and the ending of the recent battle royal on Smackdown. More likely, WWE looked to test the waters of fan interest for a World Title match between Jeff Hardy and Roman Reigns. In my opinion, it seems like interest is there for Jeff Hardy getting one more run at the top of the card. This isn't a call for Sami to lose his chance or be moved out of the spot, because Sami Zayn deserves a chance to challenge as much as the next guy.
However, this does mean that Jeff Hardy should be positioned in a spot where WWE could lean on the veteran in the near future to breathe some life into Roman's never ending reign. The perfect way to do it would be keeping it simple and having a heel even The Uso's claim that nobody wants to see Jeff Hardy in that spot anymore and it isn't 2010. Claim that Hardy's time has passed and his moment is the rear view with Roman Reigns being the one true star. On the other hand Mustafa Ail or Jinder Mahal could be perfect short term competitors to fill the same role of claiming that nobody wants Jeff Hardy in the main event. Ali could use the idea of stepping aside and allowing a younger, faster person, who hasn't missed out on his potential to take the spot instead.
I know pushing the idea of Jeff Hardy getting one more run at the top may not be something that sells a lot of tickets. Putting that aside WWE doesn't need to focus on what will sell tickets instead the company needs to focus on what will get fans watching again. Giving Jeff one last "thank you" would give fans a reason to watch, because even after all this time everyone still loves Jeff Hardy. Seeing him positioned as a potential threat to Roman Reigns would get fans attention and interest enough to pay attention to Smackdown on Friday nights. This would only help Friday night as the problems on Monday Night are even worse!
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