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Police issue statement on dog that bit Shinsuke Nakamura

Shinsuke Nakamura

So that whole Shinsuke Nakamura thing was weird, right?

The King of Strong Style was set to take on Jeff Hardy on this week’s episode of Smackdown Live. Nakamura looked to finally grab his first piece of main roster gold, and Hardy was ready for revenge after the vicious assault he received from the former NXT Champion a few weeks ago.

However, before Smackdown Live began, it was announced that Nakamura had been injured the night before, and could not compete on Smackdown. Therefore, Jeff Hardy would issue an open challenge. The US Champion would end up defending his championship against Eric Young of Sanity before the match was thrown out after a brawl broke out between the two men, the Usos and the rest of Sanity.

The Bakersfield Police Department released a statement about the incident, the Wrestling Observer first reported, which stated:

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.

At the moment, it’s unknown if Shinsuke Nakamura will be cleared for the live events taking place in Japan this week. We here at Wrestling-Edge wish the King of Strong Style a speedy recovery.


  • Arnold Jackson

    He probably tried to pet the dog and it went badly. The dog is trained to sniff bombs, not be friendly to strangers.

  • Soulshroude

    I thought that only related to “black” people… will wonders never cease.

  • Soulshroude

    Goes to show that Strong Style really is as “Explosive” as hyped! What, too soon?

  • Darrin Tyler

    This was literally the same thing I read the other day…

  • oppa

    The dog is racist.

  • Yespage

    Clearly the dog is an AJ Styles fan.

  • ROB-1.

    Maybe he jumped around scaring the dog so the dog bit him to stop him.

  • CC

    You do have to wonder why a professionally trained dog would bite someone without reason.
    Either something happened, or the dog is not as well trained as it should be.