Shinsuke Nakamura appeared at the WWE live event in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, however was unable to perform.
The event at Sumo Hall was built around Nakamura vs. A.J. Styles for the WWE Championship, however Nakamura appeared in the ring with a crutch and explained to the fans in attendance that he was unable to compete.
As noted, Nakamura suffered an injury when he was bit on the left leg by a police dog at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California on Monday morning.
At the WWE event in Japan today, Samoa Joe hit the ring during Nakamura’s promo segment, wanting to challenge for the WWE Championship in his place. He ended up trying to choke out Nakamura, which led to Styles coming out to make the save.
Styles would go on to defeat Joe in the main event to retain his WWE Championship.