What a rough week for Shinsuke.
It has been an "eventful"week for former two-time NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura as earlier this week while entering the 'Rabobank Arena' in Bakersfield, CA, Nakamura was bitten by a police dog during a routine security check. The Bakersfield Police Department have since released a statement on the incident after they took a deeper look into it.
"On Monday, June 25, 2018, officers of the Bakersfield Police Department Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Team were conducting a protective sweep of the Rabobank Arena in preparation for the WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour.
During the sweep, the EOD Team, which consisted of an explosive detection trained canine team and bomb technicians entered an area of the arena where an employee of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) was present. The canine entered the room to sweep for the presence of any explosive material. As the sweep took place the WWE employee was accidentally bit by the canine. The employee sustained an injury to his lower left leg. Medical aid was immediately summoned to the scene and the employee was transported to a local area hospital for medical treatment."
Prior to the release of this statement Nakamura was pulled from the WWE live event that took place at the 'Rabobank Arena' on Monday and the following day on SmackDown Live, Shinsuke was set to challenge Jeff Hardy for the WWE United States Championship but WWE announced a few hours before the show that Nakamura was not medically cleared to wrestle which led to Jeff Hardy issuing an open challenge for the title instead.
There was concern amongst the public that Nakamura would not be able to compete in front of his hometown crowd in Japan this weekend as the SmackDown roster had an show in Japan today and will have another tomorow. The Kyoto native did not wrestle on the show but he did address the crowd in attendance as he came to the ring on a crutch. Shinsuke was soon attacked by Samoa Joe who was slated to face AJ Styles for the WWE Championship in the next match and AJ proceeded to make his way down to the ring to save the man who he has been feuding with for the past two months.