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Elias out of WWE King of the Ring semifinal match due to injury


Elias won't be wrestling in the King of the Ring semifinals on tonight's SmackDown at Madison Square Garden. announced this afternoon: "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."

Dave Meltzer notes that it's an ankle injury that Elias suffered.

Elias was scheduled to face Chad Gable in the semifinals tonight. Elias defeated Kevin Owens and Ali in the first two rounds of the tournament, while Gable defeated Shelton Benjamin and Andrade.

Baron Corbin advanced to the King of the Ring finals by defeating Samoa Joe and Ricochet in a triple threat match on last night's Raw. The finals are scheduled to take place at Clash of Champions this Sunday. The Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina is hosting the pay-per-view.