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Hardy was later released from his TNA contract in June 2006.
With Hardy still feuding with Johnny Nitro and the other members of MNM into 2007, he was challenged once again by Nitro at New Year's Revolution in a steel cage match for the Intercontinental Championship.
He was originally scheduled to be in the WWE Championship match at Survivor Series, but, in storyline, was found unconscious in his hotel, allowing the returning Edge to replace him in the match and win the title.
At Extreme Rules, Hardy defeated Edge to win the World Heavyweight Championship in a ladder match.
In late 2002, Hardy had been teaming with Rob Van Dam and Bubba Ray Dudley.
Between WWE and TNA, Hardy has won 24 total championships.
On the independent circuit, Jeff is also one-half of House of Glory (HOG)'s Tag Team Champions with Matt.
As a singles wrestler, Hardy is a six-time world champion, having held the TNA World Heavyweight Championship three times, the WWE Championship once, and WWE's World Heavyweight Championship twice.
Immediately after the match, CM Punk cashed in his second Money in the Bank briefcase, which gave him a guaranteed world championship match at any time he wanted, and defeated Hardy to win the championship.
On the August 28 episode of Smack Down, Punk beat Jeff Hardy in a steel cage rematch for the World Heavyweight Championship, resulting in Hardy leaving WWE, in storyline, per the pre-match stipulation. , the TNA World Heavyweight Championship was vacated after Rob Van Dam was injured by The Monster Abyss and Hardy was entered into an eight-man tournament for the championship, defeating Rob Terry in his first round match.
In January 2003, Hardy briefly turned into a heel (villain) after he attacked Van Dam and Shawn Michaels.