WWE has announced that due to an injury, Elias will not be able to compete in the semifinal of King of the Ring on SmackDown against Chad Gable tonight.
Elias has been on a streak in King of the Ring by defeating two major players in Kevin Owens and Ali in first two rounds of the tournament. He got some help from Shane McMahon in defeating Owens but gave a solid and calculated performance against Ali in the second round. However, the injury would come as a setback and would be an opportunity lost to put up another fine match against one of the best technical wrestlers in Chad Gable.
The announcement from WWE has come just a few hours before SmackDown tonight. As per PWInsider, the injury is a legitimate one as Elias has injured his ankle. WWE came to know about it just a couple of days ago but the decision to pull him out of the match was made today.
BREAKING: Due to an injury, @IAmEliasWWE will not compete in his scheduled #KingOfTheRing semifinal match against @WWEGable.— WWE (@WWE) September 10, 2019
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Elias was supposed to face Chad Gable in the semifinals of the King of the Ring 2019 tournament. The winner would have faced Baron Corbin in the finals at WWE Clash of Champions 2019 show this Sunday.