In January 2003, Hardy briefly turned into a heel (villain) after he attacked Van Dam and Shawn Michaels .    It ended a month later when he saved Stacy Keibler from an attack by then-villain, Christian .  In February, he had a brief program with Michaels, which saw the two team up.   Then, in storyline, Hardy began dating Trish Stratus after saving her from Steven Richards and Victoria in March.  Hardy and Stratus had a brief on-screen relationship that saw the duo talking backstage and teaming together in matches. Hardy competed in his final match (his first departure) against The Rock and lost.   Hardy was released from WWE on April 22, 2003.   The reasons given for the release were Hardy's erratic behavior, drug use, refusal to go to rehab, deteriorating ring performance, as well as constant tardiness and no-showing events.   Hardy also cites "burn out" and the need for time off as reasons for leaving WWE. 
As for the idea that the show may discourage kids from pursuing science…HOGWASH! While I am not a scientist I carried a curriculum heavy in science classes because the things I learned in my elementary and junior high science classes were COOL! I wanted to learn more about them. The idea that something I had just learned about in my 8th grade science class was referenced on a popular TV show would have encouraged me (. “Hey….other people think that’s cool too!”) I would not have thought twice about the “perception” of the characters.
I love and respect Colby Keller as an artist and as a human being. I think his point of view is a very clear message to anyone thinking of entering the adult entertainment industry. It’s not all glitter and gold!
His artistic endeavors are always appreciated by me and his bigshoediaries are a fascinating insight into a truly dynamic and talented man. I just wish I was in the USA so I could participate in his road-trip adventures… If he ever comes to London… I’ll be first in line :) Keep on trucking Colby <3