WWE TLC was built around two things: First Asuka’s in-ring WWE debut, and the other? The reunion of The Shield in a 5-on-3 Handicap match. One of two will happen, WWE.com just broke the news that after Roman Reigns match this past Monday night against Braun Strowman inside a steel cage, Roman is unable to go. We need to have a suitable replacement, so who is that? None other than the Raw General Manager himself, Kurt Angle. Which means Kurt will compete in a WWE ring for the first time in 11 years. The Shield will not team up, after all. This is huge news since it was talked about Kurt would compete at Wrestlemania for the first time. But as Vince McMahon has said many times, “The Show Must Go On”, and we are getting that special treat.
Another piece of information is the status of Bray Wyatt. Reports are he, Bo Dallas, and JoJo Offerman are out with what was reported to be a case of Meningitis. None of the three have appeared on TV for the last 2 weeks, and talk was how would we deal with Sister Abigail Vs The Demon that was scheduled for WWE TLC. Well, that match will not take place, and the man who will slide into Bray’s spot is “The Phenomenal One” AJ Styles, which is fantastic, because this feels a bit of a Showcase match.
I hope a full and speedy recovery for everyone involved, but WWE is doing the right thing, even though there have been no buildups for either match. I just hope AJ won’t play Sister Abigail, and we won’t see The Demon. Give us a 20 minute match, between Styles Vs Balor.
Updated WWE TLC PPV Card:
5-On-3 Handicap Match In A TLC
**Kurt Angle, Dean Ambrose (C), and Seth Rollins (C) Vs The Miz (C), Sheamus, Cesaro, Kane, and Braun Strowman
Asuka’s WWE In-Ring Debut
**Asuka Vs Emma
**Finn Balor Vs “The Phenomenal One” AJ Styles
WWE Raw Women’s Championship:
**Alexa Bliss (C) Vs Mickie James
WWE Cruiserweight Championship:
**Kalisto (C) Vs Enzo Amore
Cruiserweight Showcase Tag Team Match:
**Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann Vs THE Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher
WWE TLC Kick-Off Match:
**Sasha Banks Vs Alicia Fox