While Jeff Hardy has previously voiced that he wants to revive his Willow character in WWE, The Charismatic Enigma hasn’t actually pitched bringing the gimmick back, he revealed to Metro.
“I think there’s something special about Willow. I’ve written down some ideas, I don’t know if they really make sense. I’ve yet to pitch any to anybody, creatively, in WWE. So I just need to go in and do that, not hesitate. They might shut it down, but it might be cool,” said Jeff.
“I can’t help but think how cool it was when I first witnessed The Fiend, and the light shutting down. It was so cool to me – that’s kinda my thing too, I was like, ‘Man, this is so cool!’ Now he’s not here anymore, I think there’s something really cool Willow could do similar to that.”
WWE’s version of Willow wouldn’t be exactly like The Fiend, but Jeff revealed he has considered pitching a Bob Ross-inspired character in the same vein as Bray Wyatt’s Children’s TV host persona.
“It wouldn’t be exactly like that, but I’ve even had ideas like a Jeff Ross character – like I was a painter, a really silly painter Jeffery Ross, and then Willow would be my Fiend. But then that’s too much like the Fun House. But that’s what’s cool about pro wrestling – anything’s possible and anything can make sense if it’s thought out correctly and really believed in,” Jeff added.
Hardy was traded to Friday Night SmackDown in the 2021 WWE Draft and he will be on Team SmackDown for the traditional 5-on-5 Elimination Match at Survivor Series on Sunday, November 21.