After announcing some major shakeups to the TLC card earlier this afternoon, WWE issued a statement to ESPN about the reason behind the changes. While Roman Reigns may prove to be irreplaceable, breaking the emergency glass for Kurt Angle is certainly a refreshingly ambitious crack for WWE.
This will be Angle's first match in a WWE ring in more than 11 years when he lost to Randy Orton at Vengeance 2006. Reigns had been scheduled to team with Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose against The Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus, Braun Strowman & Kane in the show's tables, ladders, and chairs main event but will now be replaced by Kurt Angle.
Kurt Angle is going to wrestle in a WWE ring this Sunday.
Wyatt has been one of the names rumored as dealing with meningitis recently, so his exclusion from the PPV was somewhat anticipated.
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The absence of Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt at the previous two episodes of Raw (Wyatt appeared on October 9, but in a pre-recorded interview) coupled with leaks from the company fueled speculation that the WWE roster was dealing with an outbreak of meningitis.
With Wyatt off, it will be "SmackDown" superstar AJ Styles taking his place against Finn Balor in a singles match.
Many fans were disappointed that they would not see The Shield in action again, but many seem more excited about the Styles vs Balor match than they were about the original match with Wyatt.