Shinsuke Nakamura was originally slated to challenge Jeff Hardy for the United States Title on tonight’s episode of SmackDown Live in Ontario, CA at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.
However, that match has been nixed as WWE has announced that Nakamura suffered an injury and is longer no medically cleared to compete. Hardy will now issue an open challenge for his title on SmackDown Live.
Rusev vs. Xavier Woods and Peyton Royce vs. Becky Lynch are the other matches announced for the show.
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