Bobby Lashley pulled from the 2024 WWE King of the Ring tournament

Heading into the May 10th 2024 edition of WWE Smackdown, general manager Nick Aldis made the following announcement via Twitter/X…

“Good afternoon, WWE. It’s your Smackdown GM, Nick Aldis, with an update and some slightly unfortunate news ahead of tomorrow’s Smackdown. Unfortunately, as many of you know, Bobby Lashley was set to take on Tama Tonga in the King of the Ring, but I’ve been informed that Bobby has suffered an injury during training and he’s going to be unable to compete. He’s not been medically cleared to compete in that match tomorrow night.

So unfortunate news for Bobby Lashley, but a fortunate opportunity for the man taking his place. And that man, I have decided, will be Angelo Dawkins of the Street Profits. So tomorrow, for the first time ever, Angelo Dawkins of the Street Profits will go one-on-one with Tama Tonga in the King of the Ring. Best of luck to both of those men, and I’ll see you all there tomorrow night, only on Smackdown.”