Finn Balor Pulled From WWE SMACKVILLE After Being Hospitalized With Stomach Issues

Finn Balor Pulled From WWE Smackville After Being Hospitalized With Stomach Issues?

As noted, WWE pulled Finn Balor from his scheduled WWE Intercontinental Championship match against title-holder Shinsuke Nakamura in one of only two advertised matches scheduled for the WWE SMACKVILLE live special on the WWE Network on Saturday evening.

Less than an hour before going on the air live on the WWE Network with their one-hour live broadcast from the WWE live event at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, WWE broke the news via their official website and various social media channels that Balor had been pulled from his match with Nakamura at WWE SMACKVILLE due to a failure to get him cleared to compete by the WWE medical team.

According to the announcement released by WWE on Saturday evening, Balor was pulled due to an “undisclosed injury” that he suffered “during the week.”

In an update, Sean Ross Sapp from posted an update on his official Twitter page (@SeanRossSapp) that claimed Balor was “hospitalized with a stomach flu.”

As seen during the WWE SMACKVILLE broadcast on the WWE Network on Saturday evening, WWE ended up holding an angle live on the show that saw Nakamura nearly win via forfeit / count-out, when out-of-nowhere, Ali made his way down to the ring to fill-in as a short-notice replacement opponent for Balor.

Nakamura would go on to defeat Ali to successfully retain his WWE Intercontinental Championship.

We will keep you posted as soon as new information regarding the situation involving Finn Balor becomes available.

For complete WWE SMACKVILLE results from Saturday night, click here.

More WWE & AEW News

Johnny Gargano & Candice LeRae Surprise NXT Fans At Wedding (Video)

Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa Lip-Synch Battle At Wedding (Video)

CM Punk Talks Recent Offers From AEW, Admits Speaking To Cody

UPDATE: Jimmy Uso Arrested On 7/25, Mug-Shot Photo Released

Video & Photos: WWE Network To Relaunch With NEW Design & Features

AEW On TNT News: WWE Already Planning Big Countermove? (Updated)

FIVE-ARTICLES-Worth Of Backstage News From WWE RAW Reunion

Possible *Spoiler* On WWE HOF’er Returning For WWE SummerSlam Match

Detailed Update On WWE Firing Lead RAW & SD! Live Writers

Vince McMahon & WWE Called Out: “You Have No Excuses”

Poll: Which WWE Dream Match Do You Want To See?

The Rock Reflects On “Cool Time In WWE History”

Vince McMahon Already Changing New Rule Made For RAW?

WWE Planning SD! Live 20-Year Reunion Special For FOX

Corey Graves On Seth Rollins As WWE’s Locker Room Leader

Hulk Hogan “Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before” (Photos)

Update On WWE Not Using Undertaker At SummerSlam

Luke Harper Not Back On Road With WWE, Future Unclear

CM Punk Comments On AEW All Out Surprise Debut Rumors

7’3” Tall WWE Recruit Makes NXT Debut (Photos) Social Media Interaction



Follow Us


Most Popular