WWE United States Champion Kalisto will not be appearing on Thursday’s episode of SmackDown. WWE is running an injury storyline with him following the angle on Monday’s episode of RAW where Rusev attacked him following his match with Alberto Del Rio. WWE issued the following:
“WWE medical staff confirmed that Kalisto suffered a strained intercostal muscle and erectus spinae muscle, attributed to Rusev’s Accolade submission maneuver.”
“Despite his injuries, Kalisto is still planning on defending his U.S. Title against The Super Athlete this Sunday at Extreme Rules.”
We will have spoilers from Tuesday’s SmackDown TV taping on the homepage shortly.