As featured on last night's WWE
Friday Night Smackdown, Jeff Hardy
lost a "Loser Leaves Town" Steel Cage WWE World Heavyweight Championship match against CM Punk
. As noted last week here on the website, Hardy was told by WWE management backstage that he had an open door to come back whenever he wanted and that the company would help him promote any of his outside projects if he would like. At this point Hardy has plans to do more musical performances with his band Peroxwhy?gen and work on a potential reality show. Hardy did tell WWE officials that he wasn't leaving because he was unhappy, but rather he wanted some time off from the road. Most in the company expect Hardy to make a return to the company down the line. Hardy was also praised for working hard until he finished up and helping to bring CM Punk up to a new level.
Alex Marvez has an interview up with UFC commentator Mike Goldberg discussing his offer from WWE to make the jump to pro wrestling commentary in 2005. Goldberg added, "The offer was extremely overwhelming. I had a great affinity for WWE. I'm sure we could have had a lot of fun. WWE is very glamorous. But I'd been in the UFC boat for so long that I really wanted to see where we were going to embark. It also has to do with the friendships and relationships I have there. Turning down the job was one of the most difficult things I had to do. But, in retrospect, it was the greatest decision I've ever made."