The following statement was issued on TNAwrestling.com:
“TNA Wrestling would like to inform our fans that Scott Steiner will be unable to compete at tonightâ€™s â€œSlammiversaryâ€ Pay-Per-View event.
As many online fans are aware, Steiner was recently injured during the TNA live event in Puerto Rico. The TNA star was kicked in his throat and required emergency surgery to repair his damaged trachea. As a result of the surgery, Steiner could not fly home from Puerto Rico and has been there with his family since.
TNA had hoped to set up alternative travel arrangements for Steiner so he could be in Nashville in time for tonightâ€™s Pay-Per-View. However, we were unable to do so as he is still under doctorâ€™s care in the hospital.
TNA management director Jim Cornette will speak on tonightâ€™s Pay-Per-View regarding the situation.”