Del Rio Removed From No Way Out Due To Concussion

Posted by Brad Davis June 11, 2012 4 Comments

WWE announced through their Mobile Alert service Monday that will be unable to face Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Championship at on June 17. A new No. 1 contender will be determined on tonight’s Raw SuperShow. The message reads:

“BREAKING NEWS: Due to a concussion on SmackDown, Del Rio wont face World Champion Sheamus @ No Way Out. New #1 contender to be named on tonight’s Raw (8/7 CT).”

Del Rio suffered a “serious concussion” at last Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Columbia, South Carolina. During a skirmish, Sheamus slammed Del Rio’s head against the metal WWE logo, leading to the injury. He was subsequently pulled from this past weekend’s SmackDown live event tour.