KURT ANGLE RETURNING TO THE RING, STYLES FACING BALOR AT WWE TLC BY JOSEPH CURRIER | @josephcurrier | OCT 20, 2017 1:06 PM
There's been a major shakeup to the TLC card ahead of Sunday's pay-per-view.
WWE.com announced today that Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt are off of the show due to medical issues that are impacting them. In Reigns' place, Kurt Angle will be wrestling in a WWE ring for the first time in over a decade as he teams with Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins against The Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus, Braun Strowman & Kane in a tables, ladders, and chairs match.
The in-ring reunion of The Shield, which the PPV was heavily built around in the weeks leading up to the show, will now be delayed until some point after TLC.
SmackDown's AJ Styles will fill in for Wyatt in his match against Finn Balor, which means that the two former leaders of the Bullet Club will be facing off for the first time on short notice. Wyatt, his brother Bo Dallas, and Jojo have been off of TV, with Dallas having an undisclosed illness. Dave Meltzer noted in yesterday's daily update that Wyatt is said to be ill as well.
The Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota will host TLC on Sunday night. The rest of the card will have Alexa Bliss defending her Raw Women's Championship against Mickie James, Asuka making her main roster debut against Emma, Kalisto defending the Cruiserweight title against Enzo Amore, Brian Kendrick & Jack Gallagher vs. Rich Swann & Cedric Alexander, and Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox.