What an absolute disaster of a segment this was. On the same day Jeff Hardy was sentenced to 10 days in jail, among other things, TNA trotted him out to cut a completely contrived promo asking for a second chance. And they did this to close the show. Absolutely unbelievable.
What's worse, TNA used the canned heat. I'm sorry but if we can clearly see everyone in the arena sitting still, stop the tape. It's ridiculous.
Hardy, who actually could have gotten over big with this, considering its placement and all the circumstances surrounding the situation, turned in one of the worst performances of his life. It was painful to watch him try as hard as he could to drum up some real tears and fail miserably. And knowing that TNA coached the live crowd to react accordingly puts the cherry on top of a dreadful promo.
At the end of the day, this man shouldn't be anywhere near a wrestling ring and TNA had him close its show in an attempt to make him a sympathetic character.
Complete transcription of his promo after the jump.
"Thank you. I do not deserve that, but thank you. I have to thank the network first and foremost for letting me come out here and talk for a minute, it won't take long. The last time I was saw in this ring, I was pathetic. I was messed up. I had a main event match with a guy I've looked up to for a long time ... and I failed miserably. I let everybody down. I let everybody down. I let myself down because I wasn't the main eventer I know I am.
"I got here today, in Huntsville, I got here today, and the stress and the doubt was overwhelming. I almost felt hated. There's so many people in the back right now that are so mad at me and they have every right to be.
"I can't change what happened at Victory Road but I can admit, at Victory Road, I hit rock bottom. I can't expect you to forgive me and give me another chance, I can't. I damn sure can't expect everybody in the back to forgive me and give me another chance. All I can do is ask: give me one more shot. All I can do is ask."