**UPDATED - JUNE 26: 5:18pm**
Dave Meltzer is reporting that a police dog bit Shinsuke Nakamura at the arena in Bakersfield last night, causing him to be pulled from tonight’s scheduled matchup against Jeff Hardy.
WWE.com is reporting that Shinsuke Nakamura is injured, and will no longer be challenging Jeff Hardy for the United States Championship on tonight’s edition of Smackdown Live.
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, 2020
While WWE didn’t disclose the nature of the injury, Hardy will now be issuing an open challenge for his title tonight. There’s also been no news of whether or not the injury is storyline or not.
Win Column will keep you updated on the situation as more news becomes available.
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