The WWE has officially pulled Rusev from tonight’s Elimination Chamber match for the Intercontinental Championship. The following is from

“Due to a leg injury suffered earlier this week, Rusev is not medically cleared to compete in tonight’s Elimination Chamber Match for the vacated Intercontinental Title.

Renee Young broke the news moments ago on Periscope, live from Corpus Christi, Texas, the site of tonight’s event. The Bulgarian Brute suffered the injury on SmackDown, previously reported.

With Rusev out of action, what will become of his spot in tonight’s match for the prestigious Intercontinental Championship? Will there be a replacement? And how will this breaking news affect the game plans of the other Chamber participants heading into WWE’s fiercest battleground? Find out when Elimination Chamber takes over the award-winning WWE Network tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.”