WWE Match Pulled From SmackDown As Star Misses Show

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WWE was forced into a change on SmackDown ahead of King & Queen of the Ring as one star missed the show forcing an advertised match to be scrapped.

With leader Roman Reigns absent since his WrestleMania XL defeat to ‘The American Nightmare’ Cody Rhodes, fellow member Solo Sikoa has stepped up to control the group and has wasted little time in making changes to the line-up.

Jimmy Uso was swiftly expelled from the faction on the post-WrestleMania XL edition of SmackDown by Sikoa and the debuting Tama Tonga.

The pair would team up to battle Kevin Owens and Randy Orton in front of a raucous crowd at Backlash France, picking up the victory after interference from another new member, Tama Tonga’s younger brother, Tonga Loa.

Loa was set to make his in-ring debut during the 24th May edition of SmackDown, teaming with Solo Sikoa to take on the Street Profits in a match advertised by WWE but that bout didn’t end up taking place.

Tonga Loa Too Dangerous For WWE SmackDown

Paul Heyman noted on the show that Tonga Loa was “too dangerous” to cross the border so wasn’t at SmackDown that took place in Saudi Arabia. Solo Sikoa instead accompanied Tama Tonga to the ring for his King of the Ring semi-final against Randy Orton. Orton won that match so will now compete for the crown and an even bigger prize against Gunther.

The Street Profits were still in action on SmackDown, however, despite their match with The Bloodline not taking place. Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford teamed with LA Knight to defeat the WWE Tag Team Champions A-Town Down Under and Carmelo Hayes.