UPDATE (3:08 p.m.): Bakersfield police said one of its explosives sniffing dogs accidentally bit a “WWE employee” Monday during a security sweep ahead of an event at Rabobank Arena.
Police did not confirm the employee bitten was WWE wrestler Shinskue Nakamura, as reported by Wrestling Observer.
Officials said during a sweep conducted by the bomb squad officers in a room at the arena, the dog bit the employee in the lower left leg. The employee was was treated for the bite and was taken to nearby hospital for further treatment.
Bakersfield police said it is conducting an internal review of the incident.
WWE was in Bakersfield for its Summerslam Heatwave Tour.
WWE did not confirm Nakamura was the wrestler involved, but did tweet Nakamura sustained an injury and would not perform at an event Tuesday night.
A World Wrestling Entertainment star was pulled from a Tuesday night match in Bakersfield after he was allegedly bitten by a police dog Monday, the website Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online reported.
It allegedly happened during the WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour at the Rabobank Arena involving wrestler Shinsuke Nakamura, Wrestling Observer reported.
According to Wrestling Observer, Nakamura did not wrestle at Monday night’s show in Bakersfield.
WWE has not released much information other than taking to Twitter, saying Nakamura would not take on Jeff Hardy in a United States Championship match scheduled for Tuesday night in Southern California.
EXCLUSIVE: Unfortunately, @ShinsukeN sustained an injury last night and is not medically cleared to compete. However, #USChampion @JEFFHARDYBRAND will issue a #USOpenChallenge TONIGHT on #SDLive! pic.twitter.com/1wefUTFRRM— WWE (@WWE) June 26, 2018
17 News reached out to Bakersfield Police Department and has not heard back.