WWE announced just a short time ago that Elias is dealing with an injury and he will not be wrestling on tonight’s (Sept. 10, 2019) episode of SmackDown Live. He was scheduled to wrestle Chad Gable in the semifinals of the King of the Ring tournament.
No replacement has been announced. Instead, WWE is simply using it as a teaser for fans to tune in to the show this week.
According to PW Insider, the injury is legitimate and it’s an issue with his ankle. There’s no word on just how severe it is and how much time he will miss but at the very least he’s out of the King of the Ring tournament.
That leaves Gable to wrestle whoever WWE chooses to step in for the right to face Baron Corbin in the final.