After months of advertising Jeff Hardy for the upcoming TNA tour of The UK, during which four episodes of Impact will be taped, TNA posted the following on its Facebook page:
"TNA IMPACT WRESTLING regrets to inform our fans in the UK and Ireland that Jeff Hardy will not be on the Road To Lockdown Tour, due to an injury sustained on the TNA IMPACT WRESTLING show on January 18.
However we are delighted to announce that ‘The Icon’ Sting will be replacing Jeff at the TNA live events in Dublin, Glasgow, Nottingham, Manchester and London.
Also appearing on all five shows will be global wrestling superstars including Kurt Angle, Bully Ray, Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, James Storm, Magnus, RVD, Tara and Velvet Sky.
The Immortal Hulk Hogan and Brooke Hogan were recently added to the roster for TNA’s TV tapings in Manchester and London.
The stars of TNA Wrestling: British Boot Camp – Marty Scurll, Rockstar Spud and The Blossom Twins – will also be appearing in Glasgow, Nottingham, Manchester and London."
As we reported yesterday, The Wrestling Observer is noting that Hardy will not be able to travel to The UK likely due to his past legal problems, which means Hardy will miss four weeks worth of Impact television. An angle explaining Hardy's absence from TV is likely to be run on Impact.