WWE announced through their Mobile Alert service Monday that Alberto Del Rio will be unable to face Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Championship at No Way Out 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.
With Alberto Del Rio out of the World Title hunt due to a concussion, The Great Khali, Dolph Ziggler, Christian and Jack Swagger fought on Raw SuperShow for the opportunity to face World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus at No Way Out. Christian succumbed to a Zig Zag from Ziggler to capture the No. 1 contender spot.