For those waiting to see Kurt Angle return to a WWE ring, this is the news you’ve been waiting for. As Monday Night Raw struggles to shake off illness – WWE has sensationally decided to swap out Roman Reigns for WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle.
The news comes via WWE.com, which explains;
Due to medical issues impacting two WWE Superstars scheduled to appear at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs, streaming live on WWE Network this Sunday, the special event will now feature Kurt Angle competing in a WWE ring for the first time in more than 11 years, as he replaces Roman Reigns. In addition, former WWE Champion AJ Styles will replace Bray Wyatt and face “The Demon” Finn Bálor.
A WWE Hall of Famer and the current General Manager of Raw, Angle will join forces with Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose to battle the daunting combination of Braun Strowman, Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus and The Big Red Machine Kane in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs 5-on-3 Handicap Match.
The showdown between “The Demon” and Styles is one that the WWE Universe has been wanting for a long time and promises to be one of the most exciting matches of 2017.
Check back with WWE.com as more information becomes available. Don’t miss a moment of WWE TLC, streaming live on WWE Network, this Sunday at 8 ET/5 PT.
There have been rumors all week that the upcoming TLC PPV would be afflicted by illness. Bo Dallas was sent home two weeks ago, the fall of Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt is a huge blow to the pay-per-view.
We’d be lying though if we said we were disappointed to see AJ Styles take on Finn Balor. The match will likely be a match of the night contender – so we can’t complain too hard.
It’s sure to be a disappointment to fans tuning in to see The Shield compete in their first match since reforming.
What do you make of these developments?