Report: Hardy Boys' Absence From Raw Due To Border Crossing Issues

The Hardy Boyz were conspicuous in their absence from RAW, and now we know why they didn't appear on the flagship this week.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Jeff Hardy had some issues trying to cross the border to Canada. WWE then took Jeff and his brother Matt off the Canada tour they were doing that weekend. 

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With the Hardys out of that tour, The Revival came in to face Raw Tag Team Champions Sheamus and Cesaro on house shows. It was during one of those shows, in Halifax, Canada, where Scott Dawson suffered a ruptured biceps tendon. He would be out indefinitely. 

WWE was working on something to get Jeff into the country but time ran out and he had to be pulled from all shows. The original plan was for Matt Hardy to be in Toronto for Raw and shoot an angle with The Revival for their match, but after the injury to Dawson, the Hardys were removed from the show as a unit. 

Jeff has had issues in the past where he could not travel to certain countries outside of the United States, including England. Jeff was convicted on felony drug charges, including a drug trafficking charge in 2009, which has been the cause of the issues. Hardy had not been allowed into the United Kingdom for years since the incident, which came to a conclusion in October of 2011. Hardy had not been allowed to travel to the UK until October 2016 and was a part of WWE's UK tour back in April.

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