Shinsuke Nakamura has been pulled from his scheduled WWE US Title Match against WWE US Champion Jeff Hardy on tonight’s episode of WWE Smackdown Live from Ontario, California due to injury.
EXCLUSIVE: Unfortunately, @ShinsukeN sustained an injury last night and is not medically cleared to compete. However, #USChampion @JEFFHARDYBRAND will issue a #USOpenChallenge TONIGHT on #SDLive! pic.twitter.com/1wefUTFRRM
— WWE (@WWE) June 26, 2018
Nakamura is said to have been in an incident with a police dog that bit him in the leg and forced him to miss last night’s WWE live event in Fresno and to be pulled from Smackdown tonight, per multiple wrestling media reports.
Hardy will instead be issuing a US Title Open Challenge on the broadcast tonight.