Kurt Angle announced on Twitter that Samoa Joe has suffered an injury on Monday’s episode of RAW and won’t be able to compete in the upcoming Mixed Match Challenge as Bayley’s partner.
Angle wrote, “Thank you all for voting for Bayley’s partner in Mixed Match Challenge, but due to an injury suffered on RAW, Samoa Joe is unable to compete. Therefore the runner-up Elias will be Bayley’s partner.”
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) January 9, 2018
PWInsider reports that the injury is not part of the storyline and Joe is legitimately hurt. The report didn’t elaborate exactly what injury Joe has or how much action he could miss but we will keep you updated once we receive more details.