Shinsuke Nakamura was set to challenge Jeff Hardy for the United States Championship on SmackDown Live tonight, but it doesn’t look like that match will be happening.
WWE has announced that Shinsuke Nakamura is injured, and unable to compete.
The specifics regarding the injury are currently unknown, but due to Shinsuke being pulled from tonight’s episode of SmackDown, Jeff Hardy has issued an open challenge for the United States Championship.
The following was posted on WWE.com:
“Shinsuke Nakamura has suffered an injury and is unable to compete against Jeff Hardy for the United States Championship tonight on SmackDown LIVE. However, The Charismatic Enigma is not taking the night off, and has issued an open challenge for his title. Who will step up and answer the call to action? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA!”
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