WWE uploaded a video (above) before Smackdown Live on Tuesday announcing that Tye Dillinger suffered an injury to his hand at WWE’s live event in Macon on Monday.
As a result of the injury, Dillinger will be forced to undergo surgery. He was originally scheduled to challenge Shinsuke Nakamura for the United States Championship last night on Smackdown Live, but was pulled and replaced by R-Truth instead.
Dillinger issued these comments on Twitter about the injury.
I appreciate the kind words as well as the entertaining skeptics 🙂 Accidents happen and I was hoping it wasn’t serious, but that was wishful thinking. I really wanted tonight’s opportunity for the #USTitle
I require surgery and the timetable is….
— Ronnie Arneill (@WWEDillinger) October 31, 2018
2/2….currently unknown. Thank you to the @wwe medical staff for taking quick action. Thank you for the support and I’ll be back soon.
P.S. 1- Learning to be Right handed sucks.
2. You REALLY DO need your thumbs. And…
3. It took 7 mins to tweet these messages 😝
— Shawn Spears (@Perfec10n) October 31, 2018