It's been said that Jeff Hardy was "made" during a ladder match with Undertaker for the WWE championship on an episode of Monday Night Raw in 2002. It was then that pro wrestling fans got a taste of the main event level talent "The Charismatic Enigma" possessed and showcased what he would eventually become.
But his first major singles victory may have occurred on this date in WWF history (April 10, 2001) when he defeated Triple H for the Intercontinental championship at a SmackDown taping in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The reason this was such a big deal is because "The Game" was at the height of his powers during this period. He was in the midst of his short run teaming up with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the Two Man Power Trip and was just over one month away from suffering his first torn quadriceps.
Hardy was just branching out into singles competition but was still with his brother, enough so that Matt showed up to assist him with a chair shot after a ref bump. Ultimately, this wouldn't last long, as Hardy jobbed the belt back not long after.
Still, it was one hell of a match and gave us a taste of what was to come in Hardy's later career.
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10 - APRIL
10 April 2012
- WWE Smackdown results and live blog tonight (April 10): The Blast from the Past by The General Apr 10, 2012 7:00 PM CDT - 712 comments
- 20 questions on Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena and the week in WWE by Jason Mann Apr 10, 2012 5:00 PM CDT - 19 comments
- Video: TNA gives fans an inside look at Sunday's (April 15) Lockdown pay-per-view with Before the Bell by Sergio Hernandez Apr 10, 2012 3:00 PM CDT - 5 comments
- Press Release: Ring of Honor (ROH) announces Davey Richards vs Kevin Steen at Border Wars on May 12 by Sergio Hernandez Apr 10, 2012 2:00 PM CDT - 5 comments
- Spoilers for April 12, 2012 edition of TNA Impact, the go home show for Lockdown by Sergio Hernandez Apr 10, 2012 1:03 PM CDT
- Video: Brock Lesnar and John Cena brawl on WWE Raw last night (April 9) in Washington D.C. by The General Apr 10, 2012 12:07 PM CDT - 16 comments
- On this date in WWE history: Happy Birthday Paul Bearer! by Hulk Holland Apr 10, 2012 9:00 AM CDT - 8 comments
- WWE Raw results and reactions from last night (April 9, 2012): Brock and brawl for all by The General Apr 10, 2012 7:01 AM CDT - 75 comments
- Brock Lesnar vs John Cena set for WWE Extreme Rules on April 29 in Chicago by The General Apr 10, 2012 6:00 AM CDT - 12 comments
- WWE news: The Bella Twins look set to be leaving soon by Keith Harris Apr 10, 2012 5:45 AM CDT - 18 comments
10 April 2011
- Scott Hall hospitalised after falling off the wagon yet again by Keith Harris Apr 10, 2011 6:52 PM CDT - 2 comments
10 April 2010
- The ghost of George Zahorian finally rears its ugly head in Linda McMahon's Senate campaign by Keith Harris Apr 10, 2010 10:27 AM CDT