Shortly before the WWE Smackville event, it was announced that Finn Balor was suffering from an undisclosed injury and was not cleared for the event.
WWE is hopeful that Balor will be cleared to go on Tuesday for his advertised match against Dolph Ziggler on Smackdown Live.
Ali took Balor’s place against Shinsuke Nakamura at Smackville in a losing effort for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
During the week, @FinnBalor suffered an undisclosed injury. @WWE Medical has unfortunately not cleared him for competition tonight at #SMACKVILLE. It is unknown who or if @ShinsukeN defends his title tonight. Stay tuned as we learn more.
— WWE (@WWE) July 28, 2019