As was previously reported, WWE SmackDown Live Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura was unable to perform on this week's episode of SD Live due to being bitten by a police dog at a WWE live event on Monday. Nakamura was scheduled to challenge Jeff Hardy for the WWE United States Championship but wasn't medically cleared to perform due to the injury he suffered from the dog.
The Bakersfield Police Department has issued an official statement about the incident:
“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.”