SmackDown Live star Jeff Hardy was interviewed before his first ever Hell In A Cell match against Randy Orton and discussed a variety of topics from his face paint to the whereabouts of Brother Nero.
On who inspired his face paint:
“I was a combination of Sting and the Ultimate Warrior. Sting at the time was in NWA, or when it became WCW, and the Warrior was in WWE. The Warrior was crazy but Sting’s would be different every night when he was the blonde haired Sting, and that’s what I loved about him I was like ‘How does he come up with these ideas?’ And I saw him one night in Fayetteville, North Carolina and the music came on and I reached out and touched him on the shoulder and I’ll never forget feeling… like I want to make somebody feel like he made me feel. Here I am, hopefully, having the same influence on young, up-and-coming, wannabe wrestlers.”
About the 45 minutes it takes to paint the eyelids:
“I did it in a YouTube video years ago. I thought to myself, ‘I should do this when I come out to the ring.’ I had this vision and then I started doing it in TNA years ago and I was working my butt off every night. Doing an Instagram picture would be different every night. So to be here in WWE doing it now it’s very surreal to me, and that people are actually digging it, it’s only going to get better.”
Tags: Jeff Hardy, Sting, The Ultimate Warrior, TNA, WWE
Source: In This Corner Podcast