He occasionally wrestled as a jobber as late as 1997 (including a match against Rob Van Dam during the ECW "invasion" storyline that had Hardy billed as being from Virginia instead of Cameron, North Carolina) This stable did not last long, however, and on October 17, 1999 at No Mercy, the Hardy Boyz won the managerial services of Terri Runnels in the finals of the Terri Invitational Tournament in the WWF's first ever tag team ladder match against Edge and Christian.
He is best known for his work with World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/E).
His ringname that night, Keith Davis, was the name of Razor's scheduled jobber, who backed out on short notice.
Gary Sabaugh, who had brought Hardy in a group along with Davis, suggested him to agent Tony Garea, who agreed after Hardy claimed he was 18 (he was in fact, only 16).
The brothers and their friends then began to work for other independent companies.
They drove all over the East Coast of the United States, working for companies such as ACW and other small promotions.
He started on World Wrestling Federation (WWF) television as a jobber — a wrestler who consistently loses to make his opponents look stronger.
His first WWF match was against Razor Ramon on May 23, 1994 in Youngstown, Ohio, with Randy Savage mentioning on commentary, "Welcome to the big time".
Between WWE and TNA, Hardy has won 24 total championships.
Later on, the TWF went under several different names, eventually being integrated into a county fair in North Carolina.
Before gaining prominence in WWE, Hardy performed for the Organization of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts (OMEGA), a promotion he ran with his brother Matt.
As a tag team wrestler, Hardy is an nine-time world tag team champion (six World Tag Team Championships, one WCW Tag Team Championship, and two TNA World Tag Team Championships) – all with his brother Matt.