In a surprising development, Jeff Hardy, the former WWE Champion and current AEW star, is set to embark on another hiatus from All Elite Wrestling (AEW) television.
This unexpected turn of events comes only two months after his highly-anticipated return to the ring’‹.
The Preceding Events
Before the announcement of his hiatus, Jeff Hardy, alongside Matt Hardy, his brother and tag team partner, faced defeat in a match against The Gunns on AEW’s flagship show, Dynamite.
This match was followed by an attack on The Hardys by Bullet Club Gold, setting the stage for a multi-man match involving some of the biggest names in the industry like CM Punk, FTR, and Ricky Starks on an upcoming episode of AEW Collision.
Jeff Hardy: Reason for the Hiatus
A new report from Fightful Select suggests that Hardy’s absence from AEW television is tied to All Elite Wrestling’s upcoming trip to Canada.
Due to Hardy’s past arrests, he is unable to enter Canada, resulting in his absence from the promotion’s programming for the duration of the tour.
Specifically, Hardy will be missing for eight consecutive dates in Canada, a significant absence given his high-profile status within the company’‹.
Despite this setback, AEW fans need not lose hope entirely. There is speculation that AEW might pre-tape segments with the “Charismatic Enigma,” as Hardy is popularly known, ensuring that he remains a part of the storyline even during his hiatus’‹.
What’s Next for AEW and Jeff Hardy?
AEW’s return to the United States is scheduled for July 19th with a Dynamite episode in Boston at the TD Garden.
With Hardy’s hiatus, fans are left in suspense about when he will make his next appearance. Will he return immediately upon AEW’s return to the U.S., or will his hiatus extend beyond that? Only time will tell.