Due to a knee injury at the Ring of Honor Global Wars event Saturday night in Buffalo, Cody Rhodes will not be defending the IWGP United States Championship against Beretta Sunday in Toronto.
Rhodes announced on his Twitter that after the show in Buffalo he “heard a loud pop” in his knee as he was teasing tossing a shirt into the crowd.
Rhodes then followed up later with an update on his Twitter indicating a replacement would be named, that he would still appear at the event’s pre-show meet and greet, and be able to confirm the extent of his injury after a scheduled MRI this coming week.
Rhodes and Beretta were building a feud during New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Road to Power Struggle 2018 with Beretta issuing a challenge to Cody for the IWGP U.S. Championship.
You can check out both of Cody’s Twitter posts below:
Going from one side of the crowd to the other last night, teasing a t-shirt toss of all things…heard a loud POP in my knee. Terryfing.
Hoping it was just a lil’ meniscus and Sunday I can still deliver. 🤞
— Cody (@CodyRhodes) November 10, 2018
Sadly folks I will not be able to wrestle tomorrow in Toronto. I will still be at the pre-show meet/greet to say hello to everybody
ROH & I will find a suitable replacement for the match. I’m extremely sorry. I’ll be able to confirm the extent of the issue after an MRI this week
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) November 10, 2018
Source: Wrestling Observer/F4WOnline