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UPDATE: Elias Out Of King Of The Ring, Match Still Set For Smackdown

September 10, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Lambert

UPDATE: It looks like Elias’ injury isn’t giving Chad Gable a free trip to the King of the Ring finals. PWInsider reports that the plan is still to have Gable compete in a semifinal match on tonight’s Smackdown.

Gable’s new opponent has not yet been confirmed.

ORIGINAL: Big change coming out of SmackDown as WWE announced that Elias is out of the King of the Ring tournament due to an injury. He was scheduled to face Chad Gable on tonight’s episode on SmackDown in the King of the Ring semifinals. The announcement did not say whether a replacement opponent would be named, or if Gable will get a bye into the finals.

Due to an injury, Elias will not compete in his scheduled King of the Ring semifinal match against Chad Gable.

Stay with WWE Digital platforms and watch SmackDown LIVE tonight on USA Network at 8/7 c for further updates as the situation develops.

Per PWInsider, the injury has been confirmed as a legit ankle injury and that the decision was made just today not to allow him to perform. Baron Corbin has already booked his ticket to the finals with a win on Raw over Ricochet and Samoa Joe in their triple threat semifinal match.

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