WWE star Tye Dillinger lost his United States title shot against Shinsuke Nakamura after suffering a hand injury.
The Perfect 10 was slated to face the Japanese star for his coveted belt on SmackDown Live on Tuesday night.
But the 37-year-old – real name Ronald William Arneill – suffered a left-hand injury on a Monday night show and was pulled.
The Canadian now needs surgery and is set to go under the knife in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dillinger managed to type on Twitter: “Hey guys, I appreciate the kind words as well as the entertaining skeptics
“Accidents happen and I was hoping it wasn’t serious, but that was wishful thinking.
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“I really wanted tonight’s opportunity for the #USTitle
“I require surgery and the timetable is…. 2/2….currently unknown.
“Thank you to the @wwe medical staff for taking quick action.
“Thank you for the support and I’ll be back soon.
“P.S. 1- Learning to be Right handed sucks.
“2. You REALLY DO need your thumbs. And…
“3. It took 7 mins to tweet these messages ”