No I think you misunderstood. When I mentioned PPV's I meant PPV's as major cards, not weekly shows, as they did at the start. So by that definition with Victory Road 2004 being the first of that kind of PPV, in which Jeff Hardy featured, was what I was getting at.
Fair enough. You were making the case that Hardy was there from when the company became more "consistent" in their direction of becoming a traditional wrestling promotion as opposed to the elevated Indy fed (which had CM Punk called them this in 2005 I might have agreed, but those who still have this stance in 2013 are clearly those who just bitch about the product rather than actually watching it) that they were to begin with. From this stance as your starting point, then yes I can agree with your statement of Hardy being an original. I have a different view on it since I have been following TNA since their original PPV. One of the great things about being here in Texas is that every one of their weekly/bi-weekly PPVs was in my On Demand section of my cable provider so I have been watching it since it the first PPV. This might help explain why my stance on "TNA Originals" is a bit more elitist in nature when I posted.
I will give Hardy his due in that he has been around the TNA map for quite some time and has been a part of many great moments in the company. I don't see why so many automatically lump him (as well as the Dudley’s, Angle, Morgan, and others) into that "Ex-WWE" guy talents when they have been with TNA for as long as they have. Sure, these guys got their start with WWE, but they have also helped to build the TNA brand of alternative to the WWE product. It hasn't always been "great" but TNA has always been an alternative.