He was supposed to be facing Shinsuke Nakamura for the United States title on television tonight (Oct. 30). Instead of appearing on SmackDown in Atlanta, however, Tye Dillinger is reportedly in Birmingham, Alabama getting ready to undergo surgery on an injured hand.
WWE broke the news of both the injury and the cancellation of the bout with Nakamura. PWInsider reported that the Perfect Ten hurt his hand on Monday night’s house show in Macon, Georgia, and brought word Dillinger’s already in Alabama prepping for an operation on his hand.
Neither source provided any information on the exact nature of the injury, or a timetable for his rehabilitation and return.