"Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules" Review
By Graham "GSM" Matthews
This was one of the first wrestling documentaries I ever got. I received it as a Christmas gift in 2009 despite never being a fan of his (but my brother was, so that's probably why). It's not that I hated Hardy, I was just never a fan of his during his WWE tenure. The three-disc DVD set was released in late 2009, mere months removed from Hardy's departure from the company. I wasted no time in watching it and remember thoroughly enjoying it. I also remember WWE hyping it all over their weekly programming, including at that year's Slammy Awards by his old rival CM Punk. He'd show up on TNA TV a little less than a month later, and out of nowhere, they stopped promoting him. Whoops!
I've watched the DVD a handful of times over the last five years, but it was just recently I watched it again with a fresh set of eyes. As a disclaimer, let me say that it is nothing like what the WWE documentaries are today. Remember, this was released in 2009, long before they started going in-depth with their documentaries (look at CM Punk's, Chris Jericho's and Edge's as examples). That's not to say Jeff Hardy's documentary was bad, but it certainly wasn't among the best ones I've seen. Now, let's go into a bit more detail.