It was announced yesterday afternoon that Shinsuke Nakamura sustained a injury before Monday’s live event, causing him to miss this event and his match against Jeff Hardy on Tuesday night.
We can now confirm that Nakamura was bitten by a police dog in his leg during a pre-show security check. The dog sniffed Nakamura’s leg and bit him unprovoked.
The police department of the county issued a statement down below:
“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.”