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Jeff Hardy reveals the origin behind the screwdriver spot at Hell In A Cell

Randy Orton and Jeff Hardy were recently part of one of the most gruesome Hell In A Cell matches in the recent past. While Orton came up with the eventual victory after a controversial finish, it was a spot including a screwdriver that became the talk of the match.

The Viper embraced his sadistic side with a screwdriver, which he used to twist Hardy’s earlobe in a sickening spot. While the spot was initially done with the finger, Hardy revealed how the idea of using a screwdriver came about. In a chat with the 11th Hour, Hardy said:

“We did the first earlobe deal, you know, with just the fingers and … actually one of the up and coming commentators – I think he’s from 205 Live – he had mentioned it as far as I said, ‘You can twist it too!’, but then he was like, ‘What if you use a screwdriver?’ And then we kind of threw around ideas, and we both compromised on that certain screwdriver– to put it in, twist it, make it real tight and not rip it off! [Laughs] Yeah, watching that back with Randy’s face was … This is like, wow, they’re doing a good horror movie or something! And the fans knew it was coming, you know, because when they saw him trap my arms, they’d seen it before– and they knew it was coming again. So it was great. Overall, that match, I’m extremely proud of it.”

During the course of the chat, Hardy also went on to reveal the current tag teams that impress him the most. Hardy revealed:

“The team that impresses me the most is the Usos. I had a chance to team with them in a six-man match or something a while back, and those guys are so good and so fun to watch. And then you have Sheamus and Cesaro. We worked with them quite a bit before I had rotator cuff surgery.”